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Questions tagged [epub]

A standard format for ebooks defined by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

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Nested menus in Mobi

I've created an epub that works great. It has daily meditations, for a total of 366. In my epub, the TOC is nested, so if I want to go to October 15, I click on October, the dates expand out 1 - 31, ...
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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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xpath in the calibre editor

Abstract In some search operations in calibre one can use an xpath expression to get the values for particular tags, i.e. the following expression: //h:div[re:test(@class, "figbox", "i")] selects ...
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Can I implement read-aloud myself for epub 3?

I wish to have an ebook where pressing the play button results in only one paragraph being played at a time. Also, the person reading the book should be able to press on certain words to see the ...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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Are dictionaries supported in epub 3.1?

Are dictionaries, as described here: http://www.idpf.org/epub/dict/ covered in epub 3.1? Which readers support them? Are there any working examples of epub documents using dictionaries?
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Audio ebook not working in iBooks

I have created an ebook via the Moby Dick epub example here: https://github.com/IDPF/epub3-samples I can open the ebook using iBooks (1.14) on Mac (High Sierra 10.13.4), but I can't get it to play ...
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How to make a fixed layout epub file from an MS Word document?

We tried Adobe InDesign. We imported the docx file into InDesign (via Place), but InDesign hangs (freezes; not responding) on exporting to EPub Fixed Layout. No error message is shown, what could be ...
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CSS3-break will break PDF? In a digital preservation perspective

Is there any reason not to use EPUB after CSS3-break standard is incorporated to browsers? Or will this not be a barrier? for transform HTML or XHTML into PDF, see print-css.rocks (!) or ...
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Enhanced eBook audio not working

I have an enhanced ebook that has audio files embedded in it. I'm trying to extract them, or at the very least, listen to them... but I can't get them to play for some reason. I have two enhanced ...
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Replace existing EPUB-files on Kobo with KEPUB-files

I bought many different epubs over the years and transfered them to my KOBO (h2o) using Calibre. With the latest update there is a new feature (fast scroll) which I'd love to use on my Kobo. ...
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Programming Sigil for importing annotations

I was advised to use Sigil for manipulating an epub file. My idea is to get highlighting from my Kobo ebook reader from its sqlite database and put it into the epub file so that I could see my ...
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After OpenLibrary & Archive.org waitlist book is available it wont download/ open via ADE?

After OpenLibrary & Archive.org waitlist book is available it wont download/ open via ADE? Got in waitlist for: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL697528M/The_father_of_spin Its now available to ...
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DRM removal for rental or liobrary EPUB

We have legal right to remove DRM from EPUB due to educational status for LD & VI student population. Have no issues removing DRM From standard AZW & EPUB using Calibre add-on. However, ...
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Does a basic CSS file to produce acceptable documents exist anywhere?

I am currently writing a processor to convert a specific website to EPUB and everything works fine except that the result I get, when read in Calibre does not look very nice I think. I was looking ...
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How to give Page ID

How to give page id manually in ePub 3 file. we are converting epub 2 file without page id. then how to give page id in any short method.
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Why are epub .xhtml files saved as .html?

Why are ePub content files, which (as I understand) are to be interpreted as XHTML, saved with a .html file extension? I realize that they are interpreted correctly by readers in accordance with their ...
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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Version control for writing ebooks

When software such as Calibre is used to generate epub, what version control is available? To my understanding, git can be made to work with word processors by jumping through hoops. Perhaps there ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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Marking read chapters

I am looking for an ebook-format (preferably epub) and an Android-reader to go with it that marks chapters (or links) in the toc as having been read. The background is that I have a spider-script ...
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e-mail azw to Kindle Personal Documents Service?

To convert epub to the azw format I've tried an online conversion tool and then sending the generated file to myself as an attachment. So far this doesn't seem work so well. Yet sending mobi files ...
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How to Open pdf, ncx, opf files?

I have an ebook downloaded from my university elearning site, it was downloaded, not online reading. But it can only be opened and readed from university's elearning app (android only, no iOS app for ...
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Insert a short sentence at many given locations in an epub file automatically

I have a page-map file for an epub. Could I insert a sentence or numbers at the end of each page based on the page information from the page-map file.
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Edits aren't being saved in Calibre

I've just spent the last two days taking all the bad line breaks and correcting type errors made in the conversion of my novel into an epub file. Up until an hour ago, my saves were taking. The file ...
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How to add a calibre bookmark txt to manifest

I converted my docx into a epub file using Calibre but Smashwords is saying that the META-INF/calibre_bookmarks.txt file is not listed in the manifest. Below is their full explanation. Does anyone ...
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How to insert calculated page numbers based on word counting into an ePub file?

I want to paginate an ePub file based on how many words are there per page, then to insert the "page numbers" into the ePub file. In this case, I will have the same page numbers while I read this file ...
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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How to read a Kindle e-book on an un-registered Kindle

If I buy the kindle version of: CCENT ICND1 Study Guide: Exam 100-105 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition How is that "delivered"? To read on a Kindle device would I then need to register the device in ...
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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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GitBook generates epub with duplicate headings

I have ebook in markdown files and use GitBook for generating epub file. Like usual, chapters are defined in SUMMARY.md and chapter files begins with a headings (the same like in summary): Title of ...
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How to convert msword to epub?

I need to convert a first draft of my book to .epub format. What's the best way to do it and get a clean looking book
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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Keeping a subheading with its first line of text in an epub

I'm converting an InDesign document to Epub. I'm using Microsoft Edge as the epub reader (that might be a mistake...). Edge is open in an approximately 1280x1024 window and is showing two "pages" of ...
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Is it better to let a footnote link wrap to the next line or force it to remain with the last word block it references?

I'm preping an Epub file and found an example on my reader where a footnote link rolled to the next line. E.G., This is some random text.[17] After this is more. becomes in my reader... This is ...
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ePub 3: Finding the Navigation document

I've been looking at a few different ePub3s (programatically, not through ePub-specific software), and notive that the navigation document containing the TOC doesn't seem to be constantly named. Is ...
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Is the <guide> still needed in ePub 3?

Suprised I haven't found this when searching the site under the parameters <guide> and when searching IDPF documentation for ePub 3 spec I didn't see an answer. I was curious what does the <...
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How to split an EPUB into multiple files of one chapter if each chapter consists multiple html pages?

To separate an EPUB file to multiple file, I need to find all <h2 and replace them with <hr class="sigil_split_marker" /><h2. However, each element of a chapter is consisted in its own ...
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How to split an EPUB into multiple files of one chapter?

An EPUB book has multiple chapters. What method to split it into multiple files, each of them consist one chapter, effectively?
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Do epub and paperback publication of same book need seperate Identification number (like ISBN)?

Does the epub and paperback publication of same book requires separate following identifiers ? ISBN ISSN ISMN URN LCSH DDC
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

I'd like to know if ebooks bought on Google Play are always encumbered with DRM, even when the publisher is selling them in a DRM-free version1. As an example, Newton Compton, an italian publisher, ...
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Is EPUB ready for most phones?

Would a person who doesn't know anything about technology be able to read an EPUB file without having to install any app? The phone might be in Android or iOS. I suspect the answer is no, because I ...
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What tag use is expected in an ePub toc.xhtml?

I asked a similar question at What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?, but thought to create a different question about what to do for a toc.xhtml file. The error I am getting when I try to ...
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What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?

I am trying to figure out an appropriate toc.ncx that EpubCheck will recognize as correct. Right now I have: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ncx version="2005-1" xmlns="http://www....
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ePub validator is giving me errors. How can I address these reported errors?

I am working a "Christmas tree packet" version of a kind of (version 3.0) ePub I am working on, and I would like help understanding the results. This ePub includes images, and is available from https:/...
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how to read code part of technical book on kobo

I have many technical ebooks with coding examples but it's unreadable because there's no scrollbar and many lines are longer than my ebook screen. I have tried to change it in an open ebook by adding ...
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What does this KindleGen failure to access a file mean?

I am working my way towards understanding ePub well enough to make a work that will ideally work on ePub readers and be intelligible to KindleGen. Error(core):E1005: Could not access file. in ...