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

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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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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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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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Can I use bold and italics tags?

I'm new to epubs; I'm wading through the InDesign tutorials and will then have to learn how to work with iBooks Author (and perhaps Sigil as well). Anyway, I ran into an unexpected snag in InDesign: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you suggest an advanced ereader application for textbooks?

I need an ereader application that can be effectively used with textbooks; it should support features like note taking, searching, highlighting, and organizing books of any format (EPUB, PDF). What ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
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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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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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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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Problem with hyperlinks after converting chm to epub with calibre

I have a book in .chm format and I had to convert it into .epub format so I used Calibre for Windows for this operation. I am satisfied with the result except for a hyperlink problem. There are some ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Parsing an epub file and displaying its contents on a website?

I want to show my epub files on my site, so I'm thinking of creating my own reader in PHP. First I need to know how to read this file type. Can I show the HTML files that are in the epub directly in ...
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Can epub software be used to create an online web document?

I would like to create an online web document consisting of HTML files, image files, and PDF files. I want the document to be directly viewable in browsers with no plugin or special server support. I ...
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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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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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Calibre - keep personal folder format

I have spent the last few days manually organizing my ebook collection into folders and sub-folders. When I load everything into Calibre, everything gets changed from the title to the way its saved in ...
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Preserving Layout of Original File

fairly new to Ebooks and publishing in general. I am attempting to publish a poetry collection. Unfortunately, I've been wracking my brain over how to preserve the formatting of my source file (.odt) ...
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Ebook file size connected to word

I submitted my 180,000 word book to book baby having inserted images with the captions embedded alongside the pictures within the images. My first submission wound up being a 13.5 meg docx file. I ...
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EPUB 2 NCX How Should I Support pageList?

My viewer has support for a TOC populated from NCX navMap entries. However some books I have come across have some pages in the navMap section and some pages only in the pageList section. e.g. <...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

I would like to use a command line to extract the title of a book (possibly also other metadata) from its epub file and return it as a string. I am using Linux, but my guess is that the question ...
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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...

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