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a family of ereaders made by Toronto-based Kobo Inc.

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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

My Kobo Aura HD H2O is "in the mail" so I'm trying to prepare for it by adding existing non-DRM ePub books that I already own. Ideally I'd like to be able to add books to the Kobo Desktop App and ...
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How do you remove a epub book margin for kobo?

Sometimes when I download books in pdf and convert them to epub, the text for the book is very bunched. How would I remove the margin for my epub book? I use a kobo to read my books, and it’s annoying ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Is it possible to transfer an epub from an Android phone to a Kobo reader not using the Kobo app? For links, getpocket provides a way: I send the link to add@getpocket.com where I registered my email ...
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Kobo Aura and style

I have created an ebook with a lot of figures, and Calibre viewer shows them correctly. A friend of mine however complained that many figures showed really large on his Kobo Aura One, and he sent me ...
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How do I get epubs from my Inbox to my PC Kobo?

Not interested in eReaders. I just want to take epubs in my mailbox and put the into my desktop Kobo.
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I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

All of a sudden, I'm unable to connect my 1st gen. Kobo Glo to my Laptop. It usually worked without any kind of problem (I sideloaded a book not earlier than 15 days ago), but today I was totally ...
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How to reset Kobo web browser bookmarks on Kobo Mini

I have made many bookmarks on my Kobo, but I don't want any of them anymore. How can I clear the bookmarks in the Kobo web browser?
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How to read books on computer on kobo

I made an account on kobo, then bought a book, but then i have no idea what to press to read it, when i go there it says ''you already own this title, write a review or view in my books'' i go to view ...
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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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Recommend a new e-book reader, main need is highlight and add notes to my books

I have an e-book reader ( in fact it is a gift) Kobo aura. The problem I faced with this e-book is that I am not able to highlight in pdf files, nor add some notes to my pdf books as in adobe ...
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How do I side load a zip containing images of different formats to a Kobo Aura H2O?

The usual way I side load books to my Kobo Aura H2O is with Calibre. I have zip files containing images with different formats, for instance JPEG, GIF, or PNG. The exact formats don't seem to matter....
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

I have an old 2009 Kindle 4 with its low resolution screen. I work in academia so I read books, articles and technical documents in PDF format on a daily basis. I once tried to use my old Kindle for ...
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

If I were to create an ePub reader application for mobile devices, how could I receive authorization to allow DRM protected books purchased from other eBook stores to run on my app (legal only, no ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

While answering another question, I had to post a couple of pictures of my Kobo Glo screen; these were taken by photographing it with my smartphone. I was wondering if there is some way to take a ...
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How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I am a complete beginner with Kobo or generally ebook readers but I got a Kobo Aura ONE reader mostly for reading PDFs on its large screen. However, the builtin reader is not very great and I have ...
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I cannot display ebook content on the Kobo ebook app

I have purchased an ebook from Rakuten Kobo, downloaded ebook app on my computer, I see my book on the ebook, but cannot seem to display the book. I have tried clicking on the book, I clicked on ...
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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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How can I set a default font family in Kobo Aura H2O?

It is not that I need any extra font in my Kobo Aura H2O, because I have added several extra fonts into /fonts directory in my device. I want —if possible— to change the family font (one that ...
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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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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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Images poor in Kobo

I am creating an eBook with images. They appear OK on an iphone, but small and blurry in my Kobo. Is this a Kobo issue?
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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

I have an old Kobo Touch that has gone unused for a year or two. Now I want to copy new books to it. This used to be easy: Connect via USB to my PC (running Linux), click "connect" in the dialog box ...
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Can I keep a reading diary on my device?

I have a Kobo Aura One. After finishing a book, I try to take some notes (something like a reading diary). Sometimes the notes become a review, sometimes I write something personal which few other ...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

I’d like to use Calibre purely for librarying and sync, and I don’t want it do do any conversion between different ebook formats. It is possible to turn off autoconversion when syncing ebooks with my ...
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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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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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Convert epub to kepub from command-line

I’m trying to convert epubs to the kepub format, but would like to automate the process by doing it via CLI. So far, I had no luck in finding a tool that would allow it. Closest I found was a KePub ...
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Can Kobo read Hebrew ePubs?

I noticed Kobo eReader does not have Hebrew in pre-installed languages. Can kobo read Hebrew ePub properly?
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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I was given a Kobo as a gift. I like the idea of reading a book on an electronic device because I'd like to be able to click and see a definition of a word that I'm not familiar with, rather than ...
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How do I remove tiles from the Kobo home screen?

With the newest update to my Kobo Glo, instead of the old tiles where I could just long press on something and get an option to remove it, I can't seem to do that anymore. There's this "Take a Quick ...
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Getting a separate page count per chapter

With the ebooks I generate myself (using pandoc), I have a single page count for the entire book. Ebooks that I purchase off the Kobo store have a separate page count for individual chapters, which ...
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What determines whether or not I can use Pocket for a page on Kobo Reader? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that I could use Pocket to wirelessly send webpages I wanted to read onto my kobo reader. It is great, because it reformats them nicely into something I can adjust the font-size ...
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Is it possible to emulate the firmware of ereader devices?

I'd like to know if it is possible to emulate the firmware of the various available ereader devices, and run them from a personal computer. I'd like to know this mainly to try and compare them and ...
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How can I read my djvu books on kobo aura one

It prompts me: no rendering component parsed this document, when I read my djvu books in kobo aura one. Oh, I installed koreader in kobo aura one.I think I should move a file to kobo aura one, but I ...
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Kobo Pocket stopped working for specific sites

I've been reading some writings on a few different blogs and news sites through the Pocket integration of the Kobo H2O Aura. How the system works is that you add the web page to your list on Pocket, ...
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How can I stop my Kobo Glo from selecting a book for me?

When I have finished a book but not started a new one, and then my ereader goes to sleep, it opens a new book (seemingly at random) so it has a cover to display on the sleeping screen (as I have ...
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Turning demo mode on and off on a Kobo

Demo mode is currently on on my Kobo. I would like to turn it off. How can I turn on and off demo mode on a Kobo eReader?
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Can I store my Kobo library on a PC to prevent lengthy download times

Downloading my library each time I plug in to my account is eating into monthly download allocation. Can these books be kept on my PC instead of in cloud?
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How to download highlighted text on Kobo Aura HD?

I often highlight words that I don't know on my Kobo Aura HD, so that I can come back to them later. Is there any way for me to download the list of highlighted words onto my computer? A file on the ...
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How can I manually enter number of “Hours Read” in Kobo Aura HD?

I did a factory reset on my Kobo Aura HD ( but I did not backup KoboReader.sqlite file ). Now I do not have my previous reading stats. I don't care about per book statistics but I want to manually ...
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Kobo H2O and symbol

I just got a mail from a person who told me that - while reading with a Kobo H2O an ebook I wrote - he could not see the character aleph in "ℵ0", and moreover the reader would not get past that page. (...
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Can Kobo's drm be removed from their ebooks?

Kobo books are hidden in file explorer lists and don't appear in the Calibre library when the device is connected to a PC. Is there any way of (1) making them visible and (2) removing Kobo's DRM so ...
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How can I prevent a new Kobo reader from downloading all my books?

I have a lot of books I have purchased from Kobo, and I know that when you get a new reader you have to connect it to a Kobo account (or other social media accounts). I want to connect it to my Kobo ...
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Kobo Glo progress bar is confusing

It's hard to tell what the Kobo Glo progress bar is actually trying to say: whether it represents progression through the chapter, or through the whole book. Does the progress bar represent progress ...
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Is it possible to add extra “Beta Features” to the Kobo Glo?

In the settings of the Kobo Glo, one of them says "Beta Features" which has, Chess, Sketch Pad, Sukoku, Web Browser, Unblock It, and Word Scramble. My question is, can you add any more "Beta Features" ...
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How does Adobe Digital Editions work with Kobo's DRM?

In some occasional cases, books purchased from the Kobo store must be read or run through Adobe's Digital Editions software. What is the benefit to this requirement, why use Digital Editions ...
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Convert Hebrew .docx to epub (for Kobo)

I have a .docx file of a rough draft of a book in Hebrew that I would like to read on my Kobo. I have tried the following things: I tried converting it to epub so that I could read it on my ereader ...
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Question regarding kepub format

I have a problem that’s specific to Kobo and would love some advice from anyone familiar with the kepub format. I’m currently making epub files though I would like to begin sending Kobo kepub files ...
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How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

When shopping from Kobo Store, how can one determine if a book is encumbered with DRM? And also to determine what kind of DRM is used? I.E., there is an italian publisher called Newton & Compton ...