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Huge icons after update

I upgraded to Calibre 3.4.0 (don't know what the old version was exactly 2.9?) and now my icons are huge. I tried to follow the advice in this thread, but can't find find automatic scaling in the ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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IPDF epub validator error says “File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found”

I'm stuck. IPDF validator error says "File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found" but I have the file toc.ncx sitting in the OEBPS folder. Any ideas why the validator might not be recognizing it? If I ...
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How to prevent the “flash” on Kindle e-readers?

I have avoided buying a Kindle e-reader and opted instead to read on my laptop to avoid the "flash" that occurs on the Kindle screen. The background and font will invert colors briefly every 5-10 ...
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Kindle collections and books not synching properly

I'm trying to organize my books and collections through the "Manage your content and devices" on the amazon.com website. Frequently, I have success. But recently I've been getting very frustrated. ...
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Does .epub support inline links?

I want to better understand what options the .epub format have to provide more dynamic experiences than just reading a text linearly. Is there a way to have links inside an ePub that point to ...
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How to make Epub look good?

I would like to design an ebook in InDesign but I am struggling with the formatting. The book it looks bad in epub format. I did research and I understand that flowing text will not be perfect because ...
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iBooks: video tag with autoplay property won't play if there's something else in the document

I have little hope finding any help since it looks like an iBooks bug to me, but here's what I found: If I have in my EPUB file an XHTML document containing only a <video> element with the ...
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What symbols/text to use for index references?

An index in a printed book would look like this: Concept A: 5, 17 Concept B: 25, 41, 83 ... In an ebook the page numbers would be replaced by hyperlinks. The question is what text/symbols to ...
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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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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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Kindle footnote preview overflow

I am creating an ebook. I'm making the epub in Sigil, and then converting it to mobi in Calibre. Not that it matters, but I'm working on Ubuntu. I have endnotes set up as follows: In the chapters, I ...
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How to avoid image distortion when convert my .epub to .mobi

I have Indesing book for printing. I optimized all styles for epub conversion. I exported my book to epub from Indesing. I unzip my epub and work on it html code. Then I zip it again. I need to ...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

DAISY is a digital ebook format designed for blind and disabled people. There are two kinds of DAISY books, "open" books which can be freely read by anyone, and "protected" books which have DRM and ...
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Kindle vs Hyperlinked Images

I should have tested my first epub better before publishing it to Kindle. I just now discovered that Kindle apparently doesn't support hyperlinked images, which seems bizarre to me. Can anyone tell ...
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CSS: Spans vs Font Families

I'm using Sigil to create epubs and iBooks primarily to preview them, and I have a recurring CSS problem that's driving me nuts. I'm not really sure if it's just a problem with spans or with a variety ...
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Error Code RSC-005 (container.xml)

I had a problem with a file I never even knew existed - container.xml - which is discussed here. I thought I had fixed it by simply creating a new container.xml file, but that just created a new ...
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container.xml could not be found

Something weird happened to an epub I'm working on. It still looks OK in Sigil, except no image displays when I click on the page cover.xhtml. When I click on the epub icon, it doesn't open in iBooks....
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Are soft hyphens supported by epub devices?

Sometimes it would be useful to hyphenate some long words, so that the spaces between words remain small even in case of justified text. This is even more important when reading in a small device, ...
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Different copyright notices on printed and digital versions of a book

What are the implications of having the digital version of a thesis carry a licence that differs from that of its printed copy deposited in a library? I am distributing my thesis online under a CC ...
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Removing white background from linked images

My first epub looks fine when viewed in iBooks, but it has a problem in Kindle. Hyperlinked home page icons have a white background. So a triangular image just looks like a big white square. I added ...
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What formats do people sell on their website? [duplicate]

I just published my first book, and it's available on both Amazon and iBooks. I also want to sell it on my website, but I'm still a little confused about the format options. The original epub version ...
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Selling an adapted freely aquiered ebook

As we know many ebooks are free of charge. Those are especially old books that authors died 100 years ago or so. Downloading such an e-book without paying is legal and many people do so. Given I use ...
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using the same javascript library several times in an ibook

I have a question similar to the one asked here, but I did not understand the answer given to that question. I would like to use mathjax and JSXGraphs in several widgets with iBooksAuthor, but I would ...
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iBooks ERROR ITMS-9000 - problem with id

I tried submitting my first epub to iBooks and got this error: ERROR ITMS-9000: "Shankle.epub: OEBPS/Text/introduction.xhtml(11): value of attribute "id" is invalid; must be an XML name without ...
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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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How to add my own ebooks in mobi format to be displayed in Kindle app on Android

In older versions of Android/Kindle App, it used to be enough to drop any .mobi files into the 'kindle' folder on SD Card, but in latest version of Kindle app, they still don't show up as books on 'On ...
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How to check easily MD5 signatures for Humble-Bundle ebooks?

Humble-Bundle has a book section that sells weekly ebooks bundles. They are very professional and provide a MD5 signature for each file, i.e., for each format of each book title. This makes it easy to ...
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ToC: Errors Thrown

I'm trying to fix a table of contents with the following code and am am getting this error: "Error at line 20 at column 8: Opening and ending tag mismatch li line 0 and html" This is confusing ...
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How do I wipe clean kindle e-reader?

How do I wipe clean (for selling) a kindle e-reader. There is no option under settings. I have also held the power button for 20 seconds.
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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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What is the best way to scan paper books to digital ebooks? [duplicate]

To make a long story short, me and my daughter have ALOT of paper books, and we would like to find a app that would let us "scan" the book in a digital format that can be used with my Kindle Fire, so ...
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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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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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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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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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To upload my malayalam book in Kindle

I have published books in Malayalam language through Creative Space. Now I know that kindle is accepting Malayalam language books and when I try to upload the files (as per KDP they need docx file), ...
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.OTF vs. .TTF for embedding fonts in epub/kindle reading systems: which is better?

I am testing some of the Google free fonts for embedding in epub files (following directions from this article): The downloadable fonts are TTF, but the epub 3 spec says: Reading Systems with a ...
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How to auto-left justify text in personal kindle documents

I use the 'Send to Kindle' for Google Chrome extension to send longform articles to my Kindle. It works great, except that it seems to force justify text flush both left and right. I have a vision ...
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Red ants entered Amazon Kindle 7 generation [closed]

My amazon kindle is of 7th generation. I have found that red ants have entered my kindle through the data transfer slot. How should I get rid of them before they damage my kindle?
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what devices will be affected by deleting iPad Kindle app

If I delete my ipad kindle app, will my books remain on my kindle device? Will they remain in the ipad icloud storage?
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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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Service to nicely print a huge E-textbook? [closed]

I found an awesome textbook for my language studies. It is freely available as a pdf file, a Word document, as well as a browsable website. For me, language study involves taking a lot of notes in my ...
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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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Fonts malformed when extracted from epub files

I have an .epub from which I want to extract its embedded fonts. I've tried to unzip the .epub, and found the fonts in .otf and .ttf format in the OEBPS/Fonts directory; when I try to open some of ...
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Ereader that won't blur pdfs

I have the 2015 Kindle Wi-fi Touch. It's great, although when I try to read PDFs on it, it blurs them. I don't have a problem with small fonts, and I realise that ereaders are never going to be ...
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Need a Workaround for CSS Overrides

I'm working on an epub in Sigil. Things are going pretty good, but I'm puzzled by some kind of CSS bug. For example, I want all the fonts in the table of contents section to be sans-serif. So I put ...
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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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Kindle highlights not syncing between devices

I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. When I go into a book on the iPad and add a highlight I never see it appear on the same book on my iPhone, even if I press the sync item from the side menu ...

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