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The creation of an e-book file from another file in a different format or vice-versa.

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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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Convert fixed layout azw3 file, to pdf first or other formats if not possible, with all formatting intact

I have an azw3 as described above. It can be converted into epub, using the extension from Calibre "Kindle Unpack", but there are no paragraphs, meaning that the all the words in the txt ...
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Authoring Kindle ebook from MS Word document - how to prevent pictures from stretching?

I am in the process of authoring a Kindle book. I am using MS Word for the authoring. I am following these steps for converting the .DOCX to .MOBI. MS Word --> Kindle Previewer --> Export to MOBI ...
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How to convert all SVG images to PNG images in an EPUB file

Is there a way to convert all of the SVG images in an EPUB file into PNG images? I want to do this because few EPUB readers have full support for SVG (most readers only implement a subset of SVG).
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How to convert documentation site to book for printing

lets say i have a typical documentation website like https://docs.kernel.org/ but locally. It may or may not consist of frames, often a frame with the table of contents and a frame with actual ...
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How to send a long web page to a Kindle device?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm ...
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How can I convert a PNG to a PDF, where the width of the PNG is fitted to a page size, and it is broken apart into pages?

This seems like it ought to be obvious, but is anything but. I'm working in Windows. Suppose I have a PNG that is say, 1,200 by 6,000 pixels. I would like to be able to convert it to a PDF, such ...
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How to retain history (e.g. last reading positions) after batch converting .epubs using kepubify

I have copied my entire library of my Kobo Libra reader to my hard drive and used kepubify to convert all the regular epubs to the kepub format (specifically the command kepubify-windows-64bit.exe --...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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Possibility of converting a PDF containing equations to MOBI

I have a PDF with lots of equations which gets distorted when converted to MOBI format using Calibre. Is there any reliable way of doing that? The equations in the PDF might have been written using ...
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Best way to convert DOCX to EPUB?

Which is best for converting DOCX to EPUB? Pandoc, LibreOffice, or Calibre?
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How to convert jarirreader format to PDF/Mobi

I do have a book extension is .jarirreader from https://jarirreader.com/ However I can't read / convert the book unless i open it with there app. here is the book structure. Images contains the ...
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How to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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How to convert a html ebook to a pdf file?

Is there some program which can convert a html ebook (consisting of many html files located under different directories and linked to each other) to a pdf file? For example, some shell scripting (e.g. ...
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Why doesn't my PDF have updates made to the original EPUB?

In Calibre, I went in the editor and edited an EPUB and everything is fine; even sent the updated book to my Kindle and the updates are there. When I convert to PDF in Calibre and save to disk the ...
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How to access the Wikipedia in its entirety as an epub file?

The built-in access to Wikipedia on the Kindle is lacklustre at best. Even if it were out of date, might "the" Wikipedia be available as an epub for download? Or, perhaps that's such an ...
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Convert PDF to Epub, advanced features

I've read all similar questions here, and most of the answers suggest using calibre for this task, however, I'm trying to improve the output. Here I explain: I've extracted text from a PDF using ...
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How to translate web pages to epub?

I have a Kobo H2O Aura ebook reader. It uses the getpocket application: I send the link of a web article from my registered e-mail address to a central getpocket address, and when I turn on my ebook ...
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How to open/convert a DJVU file of a math textbook which contains equations?

I have found that some archived versions of old textbooks use DJVU files. From what I understand, the DJVU file only contains text, but perhaps I am wrong about that and there is some additional image ...
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Alternatives way to convert mobi file to txt

I've been trying for a long time to convert a .mobi file to .txt, but it always gives an error. I've tried dozens of apps (online and offline), but it always gives an error. Could anyone help me? It ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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is there any way to convert/import Microsoft Word documnet to Adobe InDesign book

Can we convert a Microsoft Word document to Adobe InDesign book? When I tried to import Microsoft Mord document into Adobe InDesign, the software gave error as unsupported document. If you know any ...
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Clean up converted ebook

I have some ebooks which are converted from other formats to ePub. Some are ill-formatted: there are hard line breaks in words and orphaned page numbers between paragraphs. Example: How can I repair ...
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Publishing in serveral formats: what CSS code to use?

There's the site "Can I use" to show which CSS keyword is compatible with which browser. But is there the equivalent for books format? For instance, I'm trying to make several book formats ...
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Converting raw text to Epub

I have some raw text documents, mainly novels and theater plays that I would like to convert to EPUB. What is the best way to do that? Should I use an intermediate format? Can it be automated?
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Lookinɡ for online document to epub converter

I have been lookinɡ for an free online docx or doc to epub converter, thouɡh somethinɡ always seems to be somethinɡ a bit weird about the converters [not havinɡ imaɡes after conversion, addinɡ extra ...
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How to change text alignment with Calibre book editor

I have a book in .epub format (I will be converting it into .mobi after), and I need to change the text alignment to left everywhere. I am aware of the text alignment feature in the book editor but ...
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Convert Blog to book

I prefer reading technical blogs in Kindle, is there an easy way to convert a technical blog from any site – MSDN blog or personal sites – to a e-book format like .mobi? I am aware of http://...
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What will be the Kindle file type replacement for when mobi files are deprecated?

What is the current or preferred file type to convert an epub to for a kindle? Assuming paperwhite, or similar relatively recent model. My kindle has backlight but isn't waterproof like the ...
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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I'd like to create a .mobi file from a website like the Python Tutorial, to read on my Kindle. Is it possible to do it on Ubuntu?
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How to convert PDF's with footnotes for Kindle?

I have a collection of PDF files which I'm looking to load onto a Kindle. First, however, they need to be converted. Experimentation gives sub-par results by selecting and converting to mobi through ...
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want to convert OCR PDF to computer font

my pdf text is too blurry. so i want to convert it to computer font from scanned image.i already tried increassing quality by adobe/edit/preferences/page display.
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Calibre convertion: text goes out of the screen

I just used Calibre to convert this html document into an epub. To do that, I first downloaded the chapter using: wget -r --no-parent -k https://www.supinfo.com/cours/1CPA/ and then I rename the ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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How to destructively scan well preserved books?

How do I best destructively scan well preserved books, with the goal of reading them on dedicated e-readers, tablets, computers, etc.?
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How to customize the font when converting from EPUB to MOBI with Calibre?

From within Calibre I generally right click an EPUB book, select "share" and send it to my Kindle address -- it pops up on my e-reader fine. I'd like to set a preferred font for that ...
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How can I convert thousands of .xml files to an eBook format with nice formatting?

I have a folder filled with 4chan threads, each thread can contain any number of comments. I want to create readable files for my Kindle, with multiple threads per book, with each thread clearly ...
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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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ePub converter that saves in HTML5?

Does anyone have an ePub converter that actually saves in HTML5? I have tried Kotobee Author and Calibre but they save in HTML 4/XHTML. An update of the Mozilla Composer/SeaMonkey IDE (Internet ...
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CircularFLO doesn't apply styles for live text

I do conversion with CircularFLO from .indd to .epub. The problem is that live text doesn't pick up styles. I have live text in my document but it is always Times New Roman. What am I missing? See ...
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JPG continues to appear in subsequent pages

I have tables I converted to jpg inserted into the MS Word file of a book to be published. After converting to epub with Calibre, I noticed the jpgs continue to show in the background in pages after ...
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Is there any software that facilitates scanning of a paper book into an ebook?

I have some old sci-fi novels that are out of print and the rights owners are not creating them in ebook form. Is there any software that facilitates scanning and conversion of these paper books into ...
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How do I convert a Word document into a page by page Kindle ebook?

I downloaded a very important document in .docx format (Microsoft Office Word format). Is there a way to convert it to an ebook page by page to read on a Kindle?
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Convert mathml formulas to PNG or SVG

My ereader does not support mathml formulas. How can I convert all the formulas inside an epub to PNG (or SVG)? I'm fine with scripts, so it doesn't need to be a software solution.
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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How to convert a batch of gif URLS to epub?

I have the pages of a book in the form of over 400 gif URLS. How can I most easily convert into epub format? Thanks!
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Destructive scanning: Sanding down spine better than band saw?

(I hope it's on-topic - I saw a couple of other questions about scanning books to make ebooks) I want to destructively scan my least favorite books. To do this the pages need to be separated. The ...
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How to know what is wrong with an ePub file converted from FB2 and not able to be opened by iBooks?

I have an EPUB file converted from FB2 by my own programmatically. I need to convert exactly programmatically because I'm going to develop an iOS app which should take an FB2 file, convert it to EPUB ...
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Which is best to make ebooks from web pages: dotepub or epubpress?

DotEpub and EpubPress are two extensions to Chrome (and Safari) to produce ebooks from web pages. EpubPress has the advantage that it can have as input up to 30 web pages and compose them into a ...
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convert mobi to epub

Can somebody help me convert this mobi file into a different format, such as pdf/epub? I've tried both online services and software, but it fails and even freezes in readers as the file is too many ...