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

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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 ...
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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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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 turn off hyphenation for titles (h1, etc) on Android readers (google play, gitden)

There doesn't seem to be any formatting guide for Google Play. I've been trying to determine how to turn off hyphenation for Google Play (and possibly in another Android reader like Gitden). I have ...
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Debug javascript epub3 code

How can I debug a script write in a epub3 .js file? The script in question read with an xmlhttprequest a file and do some operation with the extracted text. Parsing the file is ok but other operations ...
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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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font color not showing up on color Nook for new eBook epub

I Mm an author and I hired a formatter to take my pdf book and convert it to epub and mobi so I can sell the eBook on Amazon. I am not technical so please bear with me. The formatter sent me a draft ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I reverse an epub that turns right to left?

I have an epub book that turns its pages right to left. The text is still left to right, but I press ← in iBooks to turn to the second page from the first, etc. My other epubs function normally. How ...
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How does Project Gutenberg structure their epubs?

I've started exploring some of the texts on Project Gutenberg and the first happens to be the Douay-Rheims bible. I'm looking at the Text section and just see a blob of documents not divided by any ...
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How to extract epub file up to chapter one and create new epub with extracted content

I have an epub file which has n number of chapters. I have to copy or extract up to 1 chapter and make a new epub file which contains only 1 chapter in order to show a sample file which contains only ...
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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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Direct copying of epub files on the Kobo internal file system

I am running Linux (Mageia 5), and I own a Kobo Glo HD. There is no Kobo Desktop for me (that I know of). I wish to load some free epub books on my reader. I read in several places that one can copy ...
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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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How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I've got an ePub file that I'm quite certain has no DRM on it. It's a DRM-free book bought from O'Reilly. However, my Kobo Aura HD is refusing to use it, saying that it's Adobe DRM'ed and I have to ...

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