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

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How to access developer tools in iBooks on macOS Monterey (version 12)

How do I access developer tools in iBooks on macOS12 (Monterey)? We have epubs with multiple-choice questions, and we use Javascript to make them interactive (i.e. click on an option, see if you're ...
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Epub file not turning pages on nook devices

OK, I'm having a very strange problem with a reflowable epub file I'm creating. It displays fine on most reading systems, but on the Nook, it will not advance pages across chapter breaks. Instead, it ...
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Epub conversion for a book in Hebrew

What is the best practice for converting an Indesign file in Hebrew to Epub format? I have produced two epubs in Ebglish in the past, but apparently in Hebrew it messes the whole layout up and some ...
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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☒ <- this is the only text displayed in epub on kobo

Having issues with ebooks, some new ones, and some that worked perfectly before (about a week ago). In the text sections throughout the book, I see either and only "☒" or "_☒". All ...
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Can epubs include input fields and enough javascript to allow measurement unit conversion?

I'd like to compile culinary recipes into epub format, one recipe per ebook. It would be good if instead of hard-coding ingredient amounts, the user could simply enter the number of people they're ...
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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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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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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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fix spine order and file names based on toc.ncx

I do have epub2 book with wrong spine (files in it are also in wrong order). I was able semi-automatically to fix correct order and create correct toc.ncx. Each file contains one or zero chapters ...
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calibre reader automatic edits to epub documents

It is widely known (see How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks), though not to my knowledge documented, that Calibre makes modifications to EPUB documents even without the user's choosing to edit them. ...
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Continuous scroll for ePub reader in PWA

Is anyone aware of limitations that would prevent an ePub reader within a PWA built with Typescript/Javascript in an Ionic/Angular framework from having continuous/infinite scroll?
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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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Does ipad (ibooks) supports mixed layout epubs (reflowable with some fixed pages)

I want few pages in my reflowable epub (pages having complex tables which span to two pages in PDF) as fixed layout. As per IDPF standard, I have added rendition property for those pages in spine as ...
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Kobo Aura and style

I have created an ebook with a lot of figures, and Calibre viewer shows them correctly. A friend of mine however complained that many figures showed really large on his Kobo Aura One, and he sent me ...
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front-, body-, backmatter epub:types proper usage

I am used to marking every part of the book with two attributes: 1) overall position in the book (e.g., "frontmatter") and 2) more specific type of the text (e.g., "chapter") in the first child ...
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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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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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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 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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How to get the fragment name with JavaScript

I'm trying to build an interactive ebook as a single page application. Everything works fine till now, except that I couldn't find a way to create a dynamic table of contents. My initial idea was to ...
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How to trigger pagination recalculation when changing content via JS?

I wrote a little script in JavaScript that allows the user to switch the language of the text displayed. It simply works by hiding the language blocks except for the one corresponding to the language ...
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How can I force Calibre (command-line) to create footnotes in EPUB 3 compatible asides?

Currently, Calibre creates hidden pages for documents with footnotes. ePub 3 and Mobi/AWZ3 support inline footnotes using the aside tag/element. Is there some CLI command or recipe that I can use ...
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Malayalam epub to Kindle format

There are some good Malayalam books in DCBooks for purchase. It's in epub format. Have to use DCBooks ebook reader application to read. I don't like to read in mobile ... I want this in Kindle. I ...
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Setting default ePub font in iBooks

I acquired a sample epub file from a client to use as a template for new epub files. When I open this file in iBooks (v 1.0.1), the paragraph text by default has the font Iowan, and the style ...
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Convert Hebrew .docx to epub (for Kobo)

I have a .docx file of a rough draft of a book in Hebrew that I would like to read on my Kobo. I have tried the following things: I tried converting it to epub so that I could read it on my ereader ...
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Referencing cover, title, and dedication pages in ePub navigational TOC

I am preparing a book for ePub conversion in Indesign CC 2014. I have noticed almost all professional ePub eBooks have their TOCs reference every single page starting with the cover page. In print, ...
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images of footnotes are not appearing in pop up window in epub

I am doing epub-3(With footnote pop-up option) and I have used images in footnote section. When I am checking with Ipad, the images are not appearing in the pop-up window. The following is the coding ...
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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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Ebook epub3 on Kindle Reader iOS iPhone is overriding CSS with ugly indented formatting?

I have an epub I've hand coded that looks great in Kindle Previewer, iBooks, and Kindle Reader for iPad, and physical Kindles. However, on iPhone, it is gettting rid of the CSS formatting I've ...
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Replacing image in EPUB causes page order to change

I have a fixed-layout EPUB. Each page is a PNG. The <manifest> is structured like: <item id="page_1" href="page_1.xhtml" media-type="application/xhtml+xml" /> ...
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How to solve the issue of two cover images being created when converting from epub2 to epub3 using pandoc?

Essentially, what happens is that when I convert from epub 2 epub 3 using pandoc by using the following line: pandoc input_file.epub -t epub3 -o documents/input_file.epub I get the version changed ...
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Link in footnote error from Calibre. Upload to d2D error

Here is the error Draft2Digital is giving me when I upload my epub file: ERROR(RSC-005): .tmp.tmpxl0rfcuu.epub/index_split_014.html(85,203): Error while parsing file: attribute "data-docx-vert&...
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Change eBook font doesn't change font for ordered/unordered lists

I've created an ePUB with fonts exported so that when viewed on "Original" (eg in iBooks), you see the same font as the paperback edition of the book. But if you change the font in iBooks (...
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Sigil EPUB: Auto-generating internal links to illustrations

I'm working on converting a large book from its original digital masters to EPUB. I'm using Sigil right now, but am open to using other tools where appropriate. This book contains a lot (240!) of ...
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How to remove extraneous page numbers from ePub TOC

I've created this epub file as an export from an Indesign file, and it's got two problems that I can see immediately: The ToC includes page numbers after the chapter titles, even though I've created ...
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Adding a background image in Calibre

To get a background image in Calibre, I gather that I need to open a book and right click. This will expose a menu. Choosing "Preferences" >> "Styles" opens a GUI to change ...
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What is the correct way to apply Structural Semantic Vocabulary over multiple content documents?

I'm manually converting a book from HTML to ePub. The book is an anthology of works: a work of three volumes with each volume comprising several chapters. I'd like to use the Structural Semantic ...
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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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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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How do I get epubs from my Inbox to my PC Kobo?

Not interested in eReaders. I just want to take epubs in my mailbox and put the into my desktop Kobo.
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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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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Automating <a href=""> Links (EPUB, HTML)

EDIT: Disregard this question, I solved it using regular expressions (I thought they wouldn't work in this scenario but they did) I'm working on a translation of a text which is divided into short, ...
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Create ePUB in Calibre without Document Outline?

I have a book that's made up of a bunch of .tif images. I have all the individual .tif files, and a pdf with them all put together. I'm trying to make a .epub file for the book. When I try to ...
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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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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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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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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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