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Is there an ebook format that stores annotations in the ebook file itself?

Simple answer: NO To annotate inside an ebook would require the file to be altered on the device side and some sites will not allow this due to the DRM they add. That said this is why Kindle creates ...
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The content of "My Clippings" file are not shown when in the book

When you make a highlight or note, a copy is written to the My Clippings file. This is a one-time, one-way operation. Think of it as a record of the notes and highlights that you've made in the past. ...
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Is there an epub reader for a PC which lets the user take notes?

If the EPUB is DRM free, you can upload it to your Google Play Books account. Then if you enable note syncing from the mobile app, it'll save the notes in a doc on your Google Drive and use that to ...
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Apparently Calibre does already have the capability to capture the annotations from Kobo. When Kobo is attached to your computer, the "Send to Device" logo appears as a menu option in Calibre. If ...
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How can I make my highlights span multiple pages in Google Play?

2 possible solutions or workarounds. First, if viewing GPB in a web browser, it is easier to highlight text on more than one page. (I was able to do it). Second, one workaround on a device might ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

Update 2018: Got an epub book? Best way at the moment for most qualiity and support is renaming to .txt (or png?) and sending to kindle email adress with convert subject (doesn t even need convert ...
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Synch Kindle's bookmarks and notes

Kindle forum gave me the solution! Synch only works when in the softwares's "home screen". Now they are properly synched :D sad I must always do it manually, they should automatically synch with ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

Amazon Support said (on 2019-05-24) that syncing personal documents is not supported. Here is my chat: ► Amazon: I'm sorry, currently there is no option to see the highlights made in the personal ...
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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

The Clippings.io allows you to extract your kindle notes and highlights and put them into a word, excel, pdf doc - or send them straight to evernote. Also you can search your notes, archive them, ...
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Reading annotations in Calibre

Short answer, you can't see them in the reader pane. You'll find the annotations at: Edit Metadata > Custom medata tab > Annotations (Presuming you created a custom column called 'Annotations', which ...
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Is there an epub reader for a PC which lets the user take notes?

freda lets you highlight and add notes, but you cannot underline text. Also epub files doesn't save the notes in itself like pdf does. epub readers that support adding notes, including freda, save ...
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Google Play Books unable to save margin note

Looks like my Ghostery browser extension was messing with the site. I was able to pause it and reattempt and found the notes made their way through. I drilled down into the trackers that were blocked, ...
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Can you suggest an advanced ereader application for textbooks?

Assuming you are interested in Android apps (you don't specify your OS), I can suggest you Moon+ Reader and Aldiko Reader. Both of these apps have the features you need.
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How to adapt annotations from an old edition book to a new edition book?

This is a very interesting question, and I did some preliminary research on it. The basic problem here is that PDFs are generally not considered to be an editable document and that most annotation ...
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Annotating/highlighting passages spanning page boundaries

My old kindle 1stgen and gen3 with the side buttons allowed highlights that spanned multiple pages. My touch screens with e ink displays, without buttons, seem to have this problem. I can't say if ...
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Annotating/highlighting passages spanning page boundaries

My Kobo Glo, updated to the 3.12.1 firmware version, can highlight and take notes on a multiple pages basis. Anyway, I noticed that it only does it when using Kepub files and not with standard Epub ...
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The content of "My Clippings" file are not shown when in the book

I suspect that the deregistering and re-registering may have lost the connection between that book and your "My Clippings" file. If you have allowed Amazon to synch your highlights and bookmarks, ...
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Is there an ebook format that stores annotations in the ebook file itself?

The KDE linux program Okular has the ability to store annotations inside PDF files: By default, Okular saves annotations in the local data directory for each user. Since KDE 4.9, it's optionally ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

If you use google there is an extension/app for kindle. I am a blogger and I review E books so it is very necessary for me to be able to use notes from a tablet to my pc and even on my phone. I have ...
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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

If you don't use an Amazon account (which i don't since i don't want all my private data uploaded and shared - Amazon records every page you turn...), you can simply use Calibre to download your ...
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