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How do I crop out an image from a pdf file?

I have an android phone and use Adobe Reader to read pdf files. I have a pdf file that has some images that I want to crop out. I have not found a way to do this using Adobe Reader on Android. Is ...
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Flip between L->R and R->L reading on CBR/CBZs on Kobo

Is it possible to easily switch between Left→Right and Right→Left panel display (in terms of page flip as well as zoomed view)? I've been considering a e-Ink reader recently, and while I ...
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Why/Where is calibre writing author/title in metadata when saving to device?

When I connect my device Simple Touch Nook, I send a book to my device using the calibre management software. Although I have the template {title} - {authors} set for sending to device, when I open ...
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Part of the screen on my reader is stuck

I have a Sony PRS-T1 where a part of the screen (about 3x6 cm) in the upper left corner seems to be stuck with something previously shown and I cannot clear it: I have tried Sony's instructions for ...
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Problems with ePub for iPad

I am formatting an ebook for a client who is quite particular about how it looks and displays on the device he uses, a newer iPad with Retina display. One of which I, unfortunately, do not have. The ...
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Content Property in EPUB 2

I am working with EPUB 2 specifications and I am trying to determine whether or not the content property is supported in EPUB2. I know that it is for EPUB 3 - http://www.idpf.org/accessibility/...
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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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Installing own font & using it to read ebook

I have been looking for the possibility to install manually a font on an ebook-reader and use that font to display downloaded ebooks. I have not found any clear answer... The reason is as follows: ...
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How do I publish a book permanently free on Amazon

I have tried to publish a book permanently free on Amazon but I couldn't. I have seen many books on Kindle that seems to be permanently free. How do I publish a book on Kindle and keep it free forever?...
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Shortcut to save a note on Kindle for PC/MAC?

Whenever I want to save a note after I've finished typing on Kindle for PC/MAC I have to click on the "save" button by hand, which is very inconvenient. Is there a shortcut specifically designed for ...
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What files to include in the toc.ncx

I learned to format epubs working from samples that I opened up in the Oxygen XML editor ... as well as from the Elizabeth Castro and Paul Salvette books. Both Castro and Salvette say that the toc....
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Reader interactivity in epub3/other ebook formats

I was wondering if there is any feature present in EPUB3 or other e-reading formats, either via scripting or some other route, that enables the reader/user to upload audio/video/images (or link to ...
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What is the technology behind e-Ink and why is it mostly used in e-readers?

I would like to know the technology behind e-Ink and why is it used mostly in e-readers? Why can't it be used in mobiles?
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Does un-registering a kindle device remove ebooks downloaded to the device?

I would like to know if I can still continue to read my ebooks downloaded to one of my kindle devices, even after unregistering the device from my amazon account? Can I un-register a kindle device (...
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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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Can an ePub 2.0 contain multiple .opf files?

I've received an ePub with the following structure: Abstract Container: META-INF/ container.xml varience.txt OEBPS/ content.opf Great Expectations.opf cover.html chapters/ ...
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Kindle Keyboard shortcut for returning to last “page”

I have a Kindle Keyboard, and sometimes, while reading a book, if I press on the left/right key, it will throw me off to the previous/next chapter's first page. (the nearby up/down keys invoke the ...
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How to convert scanned pdf to text?

I recently downloaded a programming book. All pages are in image format. If I want to run a code, I'm unable to copy it from that ebook. How to convert these kind of pdfs to normal pdf. I google but I ...
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Conversion of djvu file into pdf file without increasing file size

Why does converting a djvu file to pdf increase the size of the file? How can we convert a djvu to a pdf without increasing the size?
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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Is there a Linux distro geared to ebook users? [closed]

Is there a Linux distro that includes specialized tools for ebook authors and readers?
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Setting up margins in ePUB and Kindle ebooks and @page rule

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I noticed a directive in the css file of one of the DRM-...
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How to determine that kindle doesn't work because of the battery exactly? [closed]

My kindle is frozen. I have just a grey screen. Charging for more than 20 hours led to nothing. I tried to reset my Kindle the standard way. Then I made hard reset and even unplugged the battery. ...
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Synch Kindle's bookmarks and notes

A few weeks ago I bought a book in Amazon and was using KindleForPC to read it. I was making notes and highlights and it was synching. After reading some pages I downloaded Kindle for Android, and ...
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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?
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Help creating a toc.ncx file for compatibility with epub 2

I have created a toc.ncx file in EPUB3 for backwards compatibility with EPUB2 . I used that file in a DRM-free book (replacing the book's toc.ncx with my own) just to see if the code was okay, but ...
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What rights do I have to eBooks I purchase in the U.S.A. as a U.S. citizen?

Is there a government or industry site or document that specifies eBook rights? Examples of what I'd like to know include: Can I duplicate the book onto multiple devices I own? Can I duplicate the ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF? [duplicate]

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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Keeping lines together in ePub

I want to publish my book as an epub to Google Play Books. It contains multiple choice questions in the first half of the book, followed by the same questions with the answers highlighted and ...
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Should a title have two ISBNs if one is fixed ePub and one is free flowing ePub

Just curious to know if a fixed layout ePub and a free flowing ePub, of the same title and contents, would have to have their own ISBNs based on the different structure type or can a single ISBN be ...
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Taxes on money made publishing on Amazon by a non-US/UK resident

I'm working on self-publishing a book on Amazon. I'm in South Africa, and don't have a bank account in the UK or US. I know Amazon will send a check. I'm curious if anyone knows anything about how ...
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Formatting Table of Contents in epub using HTML TOC or Logical TOC and how to include TOCs in <spine>

I am trying to create an epub file (in epub 3), and will be using KindleGen to convert it into kindle's mobi format. At the moment I was working on the table of contents files, and there were a few ...
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Is Amazon planning an alternative to the Kindle DX?

Over the past four years, I have loved my Kindle DX because of its large screen, which has been very helpful for reading PDFs. The keyboard has also been helpful. It's e-ink, which is easy on the eyes....
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How widely used is Social DRM?

I know through past questions and some researching that the four most widely used DRM formats for e-books are: Amazon's DMR, Adobe's Adept DRM, Apple's Fairplay, and Marlin's. I am just wondering ...
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Can I use a third party software as a full OS replacement on a Kindle Keyboard?

If you purchase a new PC, it comes preloaded with some software, this is mostly just a convenience. You could reformat the drive, remove all the windows software and load Linux or similar software, as ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF?

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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How do I liberate ebooks from Kindle device? [duplicate]

I have a Kindle ebook reader. How can I liberate ebooks that are stored on it? (transfer to my PC and make them readable on any device). Also, I tried copying my ebooks to Kindle directly, but they ...
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Can I have “clickable” links/references/index entries in an ePub?

In a technical book, it is common to have a reference to material in another part of the book. Can I use something like an <a href=""> tag in the HTML to provide a direct link? How would I do ...
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Without ebook creation software, can I fix formatting issues on an epub?

I have an epub copy of a book where all the lines are broken up wrong, and it ends up looking like really bad free form poetry. This makes the book really hard to read. Is there a way for me to fix ...
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What design patterns exist for responsive web design of ebooks?

What design patterns, best practice etc. exist for responsive web design of ebooks? I am creating an ebook with HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript that should be readable well at different devices (browser, tabled,...
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How can I embed fonts in a kindle ebook (azw3/kf8)

I want to read a Microsoft Word document (.docx format) on my Kindle Paperwhite, with its original two fonts (every third paragraph has a different font from the rest of the document). How do I do ...
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How should you include illustrations in Kindle ebooks?

What is the most effective method for including illustrations in a Kindle ebook? And what is the preferred DPI and file format?
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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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Kindle Paperwhite VS Kobo Glo: Screen Contrast Comparison [closed]

The two e-readers are almost evenly matched in the physical features department. The only variable left out is the quality of the screens. Both have great support structures (e-book stores) that may ...
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Can a Sony 700 cover be repaired?

I use a Sony PRS-700 ereader while traveling (prefer old fashioned books). But after my last trip I noticed that the cover I bought along with the reader no longer holds it. The gray "clam" at the top ...
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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

I downloaded a .mobi file format book from Baen it opens fine on Calibre, and on my Kindle keyboard. When I try to open it on my Kindle Paperwhite I get this message Error An error occurred. If ...
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Is there a detailed guide for creating an ebook for Kindle in HTML/CSS

I want to be able to create an ebook on my own for Kindle. I want to do this in HTML, and then later use KindleGen and KindlePreviewer for generating a .mobi file and previewing. I've looked around ...
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How do I remove pages from an ePub file?

I have an eBook in .epub file format and I would like to remove the entire first and last pages of the book. How would I go about doing this?
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Is there a guide for copyright for countries other than the US?

I've seen some questions that deal with copyright issues and it is clear that this is an international group and we could all benefit from having access to info about copyright as it relates to our ...
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Using eReader to display maps

Is there a way to get map data (for example from OpenStreetMaps) on my eReader to access it in a user friendly way? I've already thought about two ways to display maps on my reader: Generate one big ...

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