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Standard settings for OCR'ing and compressing a book scan

Is there a set of standard best practices for compressing and adding text recognition to a scan of a book chapter? I'd prefer open source tools, but I'm hoping there is an existing script that ...
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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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How to call a plugin from command line?

How to, lets say, hyphen an ebook with Hyphenate This! plugin from command line?
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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Why “compress images using MRC” is always grey in ABBYY FineReader?

Does anybody using ABBYY FineReader 12 here? I found the "compress images using MRC" in "save" tab and "pdf" subtab is always grey and cannot be selected. What is wrong? According to documentation, ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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Safari Books Online on Kindle Paperwhite experimental Browser

This questions if for someone with a subscription in https://www.safaribooksonline.com and a Kindle Paperwhite, Does is it possible to read a book from safari books online on the browser of the Kindle ...
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How insert the outline (the bookmarks) into DjVu

How insert the outline (the bookmarks) into DjVu file for easier browsing in a document using the DjVuLibre library? With such a structure: "TOC" level 1 => link to pageNumber "Chapter name" level 1 ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

I read a lot of out of copyright (and sometimes out of print) books, which I download from Gutenberg.org and then transfer from my Mac to my Kindle, usually with the excellent Calibre app. I just ...
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How to download ebooks from Kindle to PC?

I'm am trying to download some Kindle eBooks that I have bought to my laptop. I tried connecting my Kindle to my PC via USB and then try to access the files from there, but I can't find the files that ...
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Kindle phrases dictionary

I recently bought a Kindle Oasis. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I'm using the dictionary option within e-books. I noticed that the default dictionary doesn't recognize pair of words or ...
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Destructive scanning: Sanding down spine better than band saw?

(I hope it's on-topic - I saw a couple of other questions about scanning books to make ebooks) I want to destructively scan my least favorite books. To do this the pages need to be separated. The ...
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How to enable wordwise for sideloaded ebooks on kindle Paperwhite 2017 model?

Is there a way to enable wordwise options for sideloaded ebooks on kindle Paperwhite 2017 model. I love to do if it any Thanks
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Sort/Select chapters/paragraphs by POV

I have often considered (and had suggestions) that it is worth reading some books only reading certain characters Point of Views. Particularly for Epic Fantasy, where there are many many characters. ...
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Is it possible to send a book purchased from Amazon to all of my devices at once?

When I purchase a book from the Kindle Store, it asks me which device I want it delivered to. I know I can send it to multiple devices by managing my library. Is there a setting to have every purchase ...
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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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Kindle for PC does not show page numbers

I use the SAME version of kindle for PC. in my office and home. For the SAME book , in home I don't get page numbers, but in office I get them. Ideas?
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

I read most of my books in txt format. I use Calibre to convert them to that format. While it works great for books that are mostly text, some ebooks which contain pictures can be very confusing when ...
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I can't find the mobi format ebooks I copied from my computer to my kindle via usb, what should I do?

Transferring ebooks in mobi file to my kindle used to be hassle free. I just drag it to the "documents" folder and voilà! They're there. What happened yesterday was different. I tried to move mobi ...
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Setting Kindle date without WiFi

On my Kindle Paperwhite, the My Clippings.txt contains dates like this one: - Your Bookmark on Location 187 | Added on Monday, February 29, 2016 1:56:50 PM I can set the time (hour:minutes) in the ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.
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SD Cards with Unusual File Types

Background: My dad died last year and I inherited sd cards (not micro) in plastic cases. These cards have several directories that all end in .RES Each directory has about 30 files in it. Two of the ...
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Kindle 5th needs repair

I have Kindle 5th generation, model number D01100. I had this problem for few years now and I gave up. Recently I tried to turn it on and to my surprise it worked. Unfortunately after reboot it showed ...
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Is there a kindle with a light up screen but NOT a touchscreen?

I currently have a 3rd gen Kindle with physical buttons. I love the physical buttons, but would also like to have a screen that lights up. I've browsed the list of kindles here and didn't seem to ...
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Move image to top of the page (like LaTeX’s \begin{figure}[t])

Before I start, let me be clear about what I’m not trying to do: I’m not trying to keep particular text on the same page as an image. I’m not trying to force a page break before an image. That said, ...
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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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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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Can Kindle books handle side-by-side texts?

In the realm of bilingual print books, there are many "side-by-side" story books in which one page tells a story in one language, and the facing page tells the same story in another language. This ...
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difference between Calibre's metadata.opf and content.opf

I created an ebook with Sigil, then I converted it to mobi using Calibre. While I was at it, I edited (Calibre's) metadata and set Italian as language. A friend of mine warned me that hyphenation was ...
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SVG in azw3 for kindle paperwhite always going to new page

I made svg file in illustrator and I am trying to put it inline in azw3 book with calibre. svg is 680x100. But everything I do put this svg on new page on kindle. Or this picture is deformed. Is ...
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How can I read Hebrew .docx files with their original fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite?

I have Hebrew documents (.docx file format) on a PC which I want to read on my Kindle Paperwhite with their original fonts (2 fonts). (i am not asking if Hebrew works - that's a separate discussion) ...
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How can I add a European card to my nook?

I bought a nook in the USA and I live in Ireland. I would like to buy online books from B&N but my credit card is from Ireland. How can I add a European card to my nook?
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What are “open” and “closed” settings in PDF bookmarks?

This is an excerpt extracted from the PDF bookmark, using JPdfBookmarks: Believe It or Not: Scientific Progress!?/44,Black,notBold,notItalic,closed,FitPage The Whole Is More Than the Sum of ...
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how to create hypertext local to an EPUB document?

Trying to explain the title: I am creating an EPUB document which is a programming course. In the document I want to refer to texts describing labs: these are not in the main flow of the main document:...
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Is there a way to have a fallback format for images?

I understand that devices supporting ePub 3.0 accept SVG as image format. I however wonder is there is a way to add a fallback image (say, in JPG or PNG) so that an older device may choose to display ...
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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 remove white space from the text layer in DjVu

How to remove spaces and tabs from the text layer in DjVu document for better text search using the DjVuLibre library? By removing unnecessary characters (and their xml tags), also the file size is ...
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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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which kindle supports remote factory reset?

I have an old Paperwhite and I freak out every time I almost lose it. Kindles are very personal. Under my device options on Manage My Kindle I can only deregister it, which prevents people from ...
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Calibre - output PDF with original page count

I have Calibre with opened KFX file, that shows after conversion to PDF 670 pages. However, the book itself has only 170 pages. How can I create PDF that will have correct page count?
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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

Is there a way to extract/export my notes and highlighted passages from books on a Kindle or in one of the Kindle reader apps? I primarily use the iOS apps and tend to mark up books heavily as I go, ...
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Is it possible to cap royalties for an ebook?

I want to write and publish an ebook, but I am restricted to earning a set amount of income per month from all my income earning efforts. Is there a way to cap the passive income from an ebook on a ...
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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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DRM free book shop

I have just started to explore book market for English literature. I found that all of the big sellers use DRM. It's extremely inconvenient for me, as I have gotten used to the DRM-free Russian Ebook ...
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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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Printing ebook on A4 paper

Thinking to print PDF format ebook onto A4 size pages, and bind up as a book. The print outs are 2 by 2, double sided. So every A4 paper has 4 pages of the ebook. This is the idea: Split the PDF ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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Is there a way to read DjVu files on a 4th gen Kindle?

DJVU format is a very good format both in terms of file size an readability. Is there a way that I can read DjVu files on a 4th generation Kindle?
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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

I recently permanently deleted my book from the Kindle Cloud and/or Content Library. I searched online and this is the information I read on the issue. It says: Important: After you delete an item ...

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