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

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.OTF vs. .TTF for embedding fonts in epub/kindle reading systems: which is better?

I am testing some of the Google free fonts for embedding in epub files (following directions from this article): The downloadable fonts are TTF, but the epub 3 spec says: Reading Systems with a ...
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Fonts malformed when extracted from epub files

I have an .epub from which I want to extract its embedded fonts. I've tried to unzip the .epub, and found the fonts in .otf and .ttf format in the OEBPS/Fonts directory; when I try to open some of ...
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Can EPUB 3.0 be viewed on EPUB 2 devices

This prior question is about the differences between EPUB 2 and EPUB 3. What is more interesting to me, as an owner of three different EPUB 2 devices, is: can EPUB 3 files, and particularly the book ...
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Paragraph margins: CSS vs br tags

I'm formating my fiction ebook using Sigil. For clarity between scenes/POV changes/scene breaks etc, I need to have certain margins between paragraphs. I decided I need three types of margins: short-...
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Body Text Formatting and Text Indentation for Kindle eBooks

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I was confused about whether Kindle allows the font ...
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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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is there any way to keep captions of the images always with the image?

I have written a book in Microsoft word with a lot of images. but I am facing issues that the titles that I have given are going in the next page. I understand I can resize the images but I wanted to ...
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How can I highlight visited anchors in an epub?

Suppose I insert the following anchor in an epub... <span id="horse"></span>The first horses in America . . . Then I insert a link in the index... Horse, in America, <a href="..Text/...
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How to add a background image to each page of mobi or epub books?

How we can add background image or fancy borders to each or any single page of mobi/epub book? as I understand epub is in html format is it possible to add the background using the css files? but I am ...
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Are there any WYSIWYG editors for EPUB books?

I am looking for an easy to use editor that provides a WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) interface. I know that you can import a Microsoft Word document into Calibre, but I would prefer to be ...
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CSS: display: none - Is it supported by all devices?

Does anyone here know if the CSS property display: none is supported by all ereaders? Let me explain why I'm asking... I'm turning a 500-page book that's in the public domain into an ebook. The ...
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Epub 2.0 vs 3.0

This might be judged more of a discussion than a question that can be answered, but bear with me. I began my epub journey with a series of InDesign tutorials that instructed me to choose 3.0 as the ...
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How to alternate row colors of tables in ePub files

Can anyone tell me how to create tables with alternating row colors in an epub? For example, I might want the default background color to be white, but every other row would have a light blue ...
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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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Join broken paragraphs Regex Sigil

I'm trying to edit some xhtml on Sigil. With the command "<p>([a-z]) I'm able to find all paragraphs that begin with lower case. That tells me that they shouldn't be separate from the previous ...
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Epub Software that Supports Folders/Subfolders

Does anyone know of any epub software programs that allow to organize your text files and images into folders and subfolders (other than Calibre)? I started out with InDesign, which, unbelievably, ...
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How can I prevent a widowed/orphaned header?

I have a chapter that has brief information for each of the 50 states. Each section begins with a state's name in a h4 tag. When I preview my book, I sometimes see a header resting on the bottom of a ...
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Overriding Device Styles

On some epub devices, you can change the background color to black, with the font switching to white. My iBook program allows four distinct styles. Is there a way to override these styles for ...
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Numbered paragraphs or lines in epub?

In some books (namely, The Iliad, The Bible, Seneca's Letters) I've seen paragraphs, lines or sentences are numbered. There is a couple of books I'd like to have properly formatted, and they have ...
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Sub-chapters based on h2 tags in ePub file

I have an ePub file that I generate in which I have chapters and sub-chapters. I found here an example of how to create sub-chapters in the ncx file. I quote here the answer of @macjohn <meta ...
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Are image subfolders allowed in Sigil?

I started out with InDesign. I was able to create a simple epub, then drag it onto eCanCrusher to crack open its contents. I could then copy images from another location into my epub and drag it back ...
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Importing XHTML Files into InDesign

I just watched a series of InDesign tutorials on Lynda.com. It looks relatively simple, but one thing I'm hung up on is importing content. I created my book as a website in Dreamweaver, so I could ...
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Breaks and White Space in Epubs

I created an epub framework in InDesign, exported it as a book, then opened it with BBEdit so I could import my html files. It's working great, except that break tags trigger errors. I got another ...
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Internal Links Between InDesign Documents Don't Work

First, a little background: I created a series of documents, each one representing a chapter in my book. Then I created a book and imported all the documents into it. It seems to be working OK; when I ...
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Should every paragraph tag have a CSS style (InDesign)?

I'm working on my first epub, and I would like to use the following CSS scheme: Most paragraph tags would have no class assigned and would be styled by a simple rule in the style sheet... p {} A ...
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Can I split chapters with CSS?

I'm learning to create epubs with InDesign. If you want a particular element inside a chapter (e.g. a subheading) to appear at the top of the next page, you can assign it a CSS style that has been ...
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Fix spelling errors in epub file via rtf of same book?

I am reading a book I got as ePub but it has a lot of OCR errors, for example: "is" becomes "!5" and so on. I tried to find another version of the book without the errors but the only one I could find ...
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Size of Epub Title Page (not cover)

The title page is part of a book's front matter. The problem, of course, is that the concept of "page" in an ePub is slippery. In order to create a good-looking title page, some publishers embed a ...
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What are epub JSON links?

I've spotted that there are some links within the epub using a format in line with JSON <a href="{&quot;unit&quot;: &quot;U01&quot;, &quot;page&quot;: 24, &quot;...
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What is the expected content of a child of a page-list in epub3?

In the epub2 spec for page numbers, the pageList element is supposed to contain some pageTarget elements that have, among other attributes, a value that is supposed to be a positive integer. The ...
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Epub: Paragraph breaks in unwanted places and leaves Widows

I converted my book from print format (indesign) to .mobi by exporting it via a kindle export plugin. After that I used Calibre to convert it to an epub. When I view the book on Google play Books ...
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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

Whenever an ePub file is opened with Calibre's ebook viewer, a bookmark file is created inside that ePub. This file does not store user bookmarks, it is automatically used by the program to remember ...
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is PDF not considered as an ebook format

I had a debate with my colleagues over PDF as an eBook format. I maintain, that eBook is defined as any book that is digitized, and that epub or other HTML based eBook rendering is just a type of ...
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InDesign EPUB omitting page 1 in iBook thumbnails

I create an InDesign document which I am exporting as a Fixed layout EPUB. When viewing in iBooks, page 1 (first page of the book itself, I'm not talking about the separate cover file) does not show ...
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Readers that support EPUB 3 page numbers

We are adding page numbers to our epubs according to the spec defined here. We would like to test this functionality though, are there any readers that support page numbers?
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does using DC superhero images in a fan/trivia ebook consitute infringement? [closed]

The ebook will be a compilation of Fan facts and trivia. some part of the book i will be using images from DC characters. Would i need to ask permission to dc in order to use the images or do i just ...
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How to simulate an epub ereader and inspect its DOM?

I have an ebook that I'm trying to make adjustments to. When I load it on my Nook Simple Touch, it has large margins, ignoring the settings on the Nook to have a minimal margin. When going through ...
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Converting EPub consisting of images to proper text

I recently bought an ebook online (DRM-free). It was supposed to be in epub format, which it technically is, but as it turns out they just packaged an image of each individual page rather than the ...
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oauth in ebooks

If I am (hypothetically) writing an ebook that refers to certain publicly traded companies, and I want, as in the wall st journal, to display a small ticker symbol showing the current value of the ...
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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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Which ereaders support the EPUB3 format?

The EPUB3 format is the "next generation" for the widely-used EPUB format. (the differences between this and EPUB2 are described in this question). Which devices today support EPUB3? Where can I find ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

I am thinking about writing and/publishing an ebook with the following in mind: It will contain code (needs proper formatting) I should be able to publish PDF and EPUB versions I might need to have ...
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Interactive slideshow prevents me from swiping to the next page?

Created an ebook with InDesign and exported it as a Epub. Functionality is working on a desktop computer, but not on an Ipad: I have an interactive slideshow which lets me page through content on ...
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how to add page-map.xml in Sigil?

I understand that ePub2 standard does not include page numbers, but ADE added a non-standard extension which may or may not work on an actual reader. I would like to try to use them, but I found a ...
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looking for an easy way to look up possible values for Dublin Core Metadata Element Set etc

I'm looking for an easy way to look up possible values for Dublin Core Metadata Element Set elements and so on. For example, a metadata element (sorry if my terminology is wrong here) might be: <...
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Any opensource or free css stylesheets for books?

I am creating epub using sigil. Every book has almost (if not all) same elements: Headings, paragraphs, images, tables, quotes, boxes, notes, footnotes, references, bibliography etc. I don't have a ...
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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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Can I expect one chapter per html file in an Epub?

Is this the rule or can I find several chapters in an html file? Having 1 chapter helps moving back and forth chapters or set bookmarks.
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Do epub 3.0 pagebreaks always require an id?

Is it within the EPUB 3.0 specification to have a pagebreak span without an id? I.e. <span epub:type="pagebreak" title="2"></span>
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Resize readium document if content body has changed

I have an interactive ebook that hides answers from the learner until he/she clicks a Show button. The show function then toggles an div element between display:none and display:block. All answers ...