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

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Which ePub readers are available for Windows?

On my Android devices I use Aldiko and Moon Reader Pro, depending on my mood. On Windows, however, I am still stuck with FBReader and the reader bundled with Calibre, and I don't like very much both ...
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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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InDesign: ePub/eBook Fixed Layout (Export Question)

I've completed an entire interactive ePub on InDesign for a client, and it works and views flawlessly on iBooks. Even on Adobe Digital Editions for Mac it views properly, but for some reason, the copy/...
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cover size issue with pandoc (markdown to epub) (when viewing on Kobo)

I am using pandoc to create EPUB files from markdown files to read the EPUB on my Kobo. It works well except with the cover which is not displayed at the proper size. Here is the cover image: Here ...
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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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Centering images in ePub made with Apple Pages

I am using Apple Pages to create an eBook (I know I should have used InDesign, I will use it for the next one!). All the text is there, I have used headings and I am very pleased with the result. ...
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How PDF Landscape 1 page, file conver into EPUB & Kindle with complete fit

I have a PDF file in landscape with picture, total 17 pages (every page has an image, fitted as landscape, no gap left-right, top-bottom. the question is when i convert it ePUB or Kindle, the file not ...
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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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IPDF epub validator error says “File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found”

I'm stuck. IPDF validator error says "File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found" but I have the file toc.ncx sitting in the OEBPS folder. Any ideas why the validator might not be recognizing it? If I ...
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Problem with left alignment in Calibre/iBooks

Using Calibre I have tried to use ´text-align: left´ in CSS but viewing the resulting epub-file with iBooks the result is still justified text. How can I change to left alignment?
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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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EpubCheck in Calibre gives errors with epub:type and aside

I get these two errors: ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'attribute "epub:type" not allowed here; ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'element "aside" not allowed anywhere; How can I ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

In epub and kindle css, you can specify a fallback font by specifying p {font-family: "Georgia", serif} h1 {font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif} If various reading systems have defaults for ...
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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What are criteria for determining whether an ebook file is pirated or non-infringing?

After reading an earlier question which was marked closed as off-topic, ( Many sites propose free or cheap ebooks? Which are legitimate? ) I want to ask it in a different way. What are some ...
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Making a global nav for a fixed Epub

I am making a fixed EPub. I want to make a global nav (rather than one that exists on a page at the beginning of the book). How can I do this?
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how to create hypertext local to an EPUB document?

Trying to explain the title: I am creating an EPUB document which is a programming course. In the document I want to refer to texts describing labs: these are not in the main flow of the main document:...
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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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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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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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section numbers in epub headings

I want to display chapter and section headings in an epub file (epub version 3.0) so that the titles preceded by the corresponding section numbers. Currently I am explicitly writing the section ...
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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 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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How to create an ePub full-page image which properly reflows

I'm interested in taking some text and making an ePub e-book out of it. It has full-page images in it. Is there some way in ePub to make an image become a full-page image that properly gets reflowed ...
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how to export images using abbyfine reader?

Presently, I using the abbyfine reader for text extraction. Is there a way to export the images from abbyfine reader software? Please advise.
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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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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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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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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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Adding blurb/summary metadata to an ebook file

Is there a standard way to add a blurb to an epub file, and to Amazon files, such that the information will show up on an ereader device?
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How is an epub structured internally?

I know from sources I do not remember anymore, that an epub file is a valid zip file containing (among other files) chapters as *.xhtml files, a manifest file content.opf and a table of contents file ...
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Looking for software to combine articles into ebook

I'm looking for a way to combine articles from the Internet into an ebook that I can then read on my ebook reader. I have tried: (1) using the Export Pocket to EPub Chrome extension, but all it did ...
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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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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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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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pictures show twice in android app

I received a 250MB epub file and unzipped it (with 7z) and just recompress it's jpeg's to ~50% size (not dimensions), keeping the same files names (with IfranView). I reziped to .epub and loaded it ...
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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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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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How to create markup template in word document?

Currently I working in publishing projects. I need to create a automated template in word document. For instance: italic word should have tag surround the text. Please advise how to proceed?
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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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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TOC section scope is not included in the parent chapter:Table of Contents

My epub files pass epubcheck, but Kindlegen refuses to generate mobi files. It seems that issue is caused by adding references ("colophon", "dedication", etc.) to pages. I'm really hitting a wall ...
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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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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 ...