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Sigil is a free and open-source ebook editor for creating and editing EPUB files

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Which is the quickest way to change apostrophes to quotation marks?

I am proofreading a text, and I would like to change all occurrences of ' to the relevant character, ‘ or ’; ditto per " and double quotes. The task cannot be automated, because there are apostrophes ...
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Is regex available in Sigil clip editor?

I see that the Sigil Clip Editor has some basic regex (e.g., the first numbered group \1 matches the entire selected text in the replace text and \U recalls the text with the entire selected text in ...
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Highlighting text in an epub using Sigil and python

This is a follow-up to Programming Sigil for importing annotations The answer there suggests to read the Sigil Plugin Framework documentation. Unfortunately, I could not figure out how to do the ...
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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 if each chapter consists multiple html pages?

To separate an EPUB file to multiple file, I need to find all <h2 and replace them with <hr class="sigil_split_marker" /><h2. However, each element of a chapter is consisted in its own ...
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Recreating Container.xml in Sigil

I had a weird problem with the file Container.xml apparently just vanishing. At least, that's the error message I got. I couldn't figure it out, so I finally just created a new epub, then imported ...
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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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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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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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Whats the best program to use to make ebooks [closed]

I've been using Sigil so far to make epubs but i was wondering if there's any better programs i could use, preferably free but doesn't have to be, that would be more efficient. The bulk of the books ...
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I have a weird error on Sigil regarding my fonts

I use three fonts in my ebook. Two of them Sigil is okay with. However, the primary font is kicking the weirdest error. Every time I validate, Sigil gives me two errors for each member of the font ...
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How can I create internal links with Sigil?

I would like to add some internal links to an ebook I have—namely, adding links from the Table of Contents to the beginning of each chapters, and links at the end of each chapter to the TOC. ...
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What can I do about Sigil breaking EPUB3 files

Sigil is an EPUB2 editor, but that doesn't prevent people from editing EPUB3 files, which end up with broken OPF when you save them. Sigil development seems to have stalled, the last year has ...
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How can I extract some chapters or sections from an ebook into a new one?

How can I easily extract some sections from an ebook and create a new one that will contain just those parts? It would be especially useful with omnibus ebooks when I want to read just some of the ...
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How can I merge multiple ebooks in a single file?

Is there a way to easily combine multiple ebooks into a single file, that will collect all of them?