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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 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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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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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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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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Kindle does not show epub book correctly

I am trying to read the .epub version of this book, but when I open it in the kindle, the page numbers and the header of each page (which as you can see from that website correspond alternatively 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 to tell if an entire ePub ebook was downloaded for offline viewing?

How can I check if an ePub ebook was fully and correctly downloaded onto my iPad or iPhone without being corrupted? I want to be sure to read it in those situations where I can't connect to the ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was Export to epub link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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Selectively Pull HTML website book with ToC Links in Frames into an Epub? excluding library links & other books

This is related, but has some issues in working. How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook? Top > Website Menu Left Frame > Table of Contents (Multi Level Nested Tree with JScript I think) ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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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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Does .epub support inline links?

I want to better understand what options the .epub format have to provide more dynamic experiences than just reading a text linearly. Is there a way to have links inside an ePub that point to ...
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How to make Epub look good?

I would like to design an ebook in InDesign but I am struggling with the formatting. The book it looks bad in epub format. I did research and I understand that flowing text will not be perfect because ...
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iBooks: video tag with autoplay property won't play if there's something else in the document

I have little hope finding any help since it looks like an iBooks bug to me, but here's what I found: If I have in my EPUB file an XHTML document containing only a <video> element with the ...
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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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How to avoid image distortion when convert my .epub to .mobi

I have Indesing book for printing. I optimized all styles for epub conversion. I exported my book to epub from Indesing. I unzip my epub and work on it html code. Then I zip it again. I need to ...
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Selling an adapted freely aquiered ebook

As we know many ebooks are free of charge. Those are especially old books that authors died 100 years ago or so. Downloading such an e-book without paying is legal and many people do so. Given I use ...
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iBooks ERROR ITMS-9000 - problem with id

I tried submitting my first epub to iBooks and got this error: ERROR ITMS-9000: "Shankle.epub: OEBPS/Text/introduction.xhtml(11): value of attribute "id" is invalid; must be an XML name without ...
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Is it more effective to apply CSS styles to <p> or <body> elements in an ePub?

I'm hand formatting an ebook with Sigil for distribution through Amazon. I've noticed that, while it's most common to place your Text-indent in the CSS of the <p> tag, it also works in the <...
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ToC: Errors Thrown

I'm trying to fix a table of contents with the following code and am am getting this error: "Error at line 20 at column 8: Opening and ending tag mismatch li line 0 and html" This is confusing ...
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Epub without a Table of Contents, is it possible?

Ideally, I'd like to not have a ToC. But I understand that without one, an epub won't validate. Is there any way to create a ToC with no content, including no ToC header?
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Create an e-book with Devanagari characters

I'm trying to create an e-book (in English) with Devanagari characters. I've transformed these particular characters into their unicode, so I do not have to use a Sanskrit font. The book was edited ...
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Downscaled screenshots of HTML tables look blurry. Why?

My EPUB contained many HTML tables, many of which would break on small screens. I therefore took screenshots of the tables and inserted the images into the EPUB in place of the HTML tables. I just ...
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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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Is it possible to set Calibre Editor to automatically backup a book file before modifying it?

Pretty much as the title says, is it possible to set Calibre to automatically create a backup copy of a given .epub file before editing it? When experimenting, it would be handy to keep the original ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book?

Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book so that in Kindle or Aldiko reader software, the book cover is shown as my own customized cover?
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What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise?

What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in my content for mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise,like in kindle? does both the fonts change? if yes, is there any way to protect the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 read my epub books on the kobo app on my computer?

I have an e-reader (Kobo Touch) where I have downloaded my ebooks in epub format. How can I read those books on the Kobo desktop app?
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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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Does Bootstrap work with epubs?

Can Bootstrap be used in an epub? If so, can anyone point me to a good reference or tutorial? I tried Googling for information, but I most get pages describing epubs that feature Bootstrap as their ...
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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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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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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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