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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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Choosing the right dimensions for ePub

I am preparing book in Indesign for an eventual ePub export. My page dimensions are: Width 768 px Height 1024 px Orientation portrait Margins 0 px (since iBooks provides its own margins by default) ...
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Epub read-along, Highlighting is not working

My fixed-layout read-along book is validated finally. I tested it on the Ipad. Everything looks fine, The audio is working fine. However, there is no word highlighting. I put this code in the CSS ...
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NCX TOC - Hide the external TOC in EPUB 2?

Is there a way to completely remove or deactivate the external TOC? Would the code be written in the NCX file or elsewhere? If code could be provided that would be helpful as well.
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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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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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ePub 3: Finding the Navigation document

I've been looking at a few different ePub3s (programatically, not through ePub-specific software), and notive that the navigation document containing the TOC doesn't seem to be constantly named. Is ...
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Do epub and paperback publication of same book need seperate Identification number (like ISBN)?

Does the epub and paperback publication of same book requires separate following identifiers ? ISBN ISSN ISMN URN LCSH DDC
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The mimetype file has an extra field of length n. The use of the extra field feature of the ZIP format is not permitted for the mimetype file

I am using the C# library DotNetZip (Ionic.Zip and Ionic.Zlib) to generate an ebook from a directory. Directory looks like this: BookName | |___content/ | images/ | css/ | (html ...
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The value following “version” in the XML declaration must be a quoted string

The xml string is the same on all the pages (.xhtml files) Here is an example: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/...
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How to mark up tales and poems using epub:type?

The epub:type attribute provides 5 values for the content of an e-book: volume, part, chapter, subchapter and division. I wonder which one is best to use in books which are composed entirely of ...
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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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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iBooks - Cover Image Page

iBooks is correctly using the image I designated for the cover as a thumbnail in the shelf area of Ibooks where all the books are displayed. However, it is removing the cover.html page from the ebook....
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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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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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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 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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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 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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eBook reader recommendation with a Japanese-English dictionary

Short story: I'm looking for a ebook reader that has the following: E ink display Supports English text and has English-English dictionary Supports Japanese text and has a smart (can detect words ...
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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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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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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 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