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Of course you can. The easiest method is save the whole site into a folder (e.g. mirror it with some command line tool like wget - it is available on Windows too - or Httrack) zip the folder send the zip to your device via Amazon e-mail solution. Here's the official Amazon page documenting this feature. If it's not what you want, you can use Calibre to ...


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Tesseract is an open source OCR engine that gives fairly good results. It's my understanding that Google use it for Google Books. OCRFeeder is a project for document layout analysis that works as a nice GUI for Tesseract. Ocropus is another known open source OCR system.


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Somehow I missed that … thanks to Donald.McLean’s answer, I found it. In the ePub editor, I hit Ctrl+F, and a search & replace tool showed up at the bottom: I have used the regex mode and the following patterns: -</p>\n<p[^>]*> replaced with nothing to remove paragraph breaks within words. I hit Replace all here. \s</p>\n<p[^&...


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Calibre has a feature that allows you to unpack an ePub file into the component parts (usually chapters), which you can then edit. When you have finished your edits, Calibre will repackage them back into an ePub file. From the main Calibre view, right click on the book listing. You should get a popup menu with an option to "Edit book". Selecting this will ...


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To convert a .docx file to another format, you should download a program called Calibre First you must add the .docx file to your Calibre library Then you need to select the book, and click on Convert books Select your output format (for Amazon Kindle, select AZW3), and click OK. After it has completed, the newly converted ebook will appear in your ...


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I prefer Calibre solution. Debian Calibre package come with ebook-convert utility. Grab HTML files from site by: $ wget -r -np -nc -k -c http://.../.../.. Locate your main HTML file (usually book.html or index.html) and convert to MOBI: $ cd dir-with-index $ ebook-convert index.html book.mobi $ ebook-convert index.html book.fb2 $ ebook-convert index.html ...


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Any non-DRM'ed epub ebook is just a renamed zipped folder. All you'll need to do is rename the file from <filename>.epub to <filename>.zip and unzip the folder. At that point, you should be able to navigate within the folders to find the images and do whatever you like with them. Hope that helps!


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According to Kovid Goyal ( creator of Calibre) you need to convert to azw3 instead of mobi.


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There is a very easy way to do this with no extra software required. Since you asked about the Kindle specifically, you can just let Amazon take care of the conversion for you automatically. Fist there is one time configuration. From the Amazon website, load up Manage Your Kindle. From there find Personal Document Settings in the menus. The first heading on ...


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Wikipedia gives it as Remove the ISBN 10 check digit from the end Add 978 to the front Add the ISBN-13 check digit to the end The check digit is calculated as per Wikipedia Take each digit as an element in in an array x_ i.e. the ith digit i the ISBN is x_i e.g. x4 is the 4th digit. Multiply the even digits by 3 and sum these. add these to the sum of the ...


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ABBY Finereader to a text file proofread text file against images use NoteTab Pro to HTMLize the text create ePub structure in Oxygen, cut and paste HTML into ePub files view with Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions check with ePub Validator (http://validator.idpf.org/) If you don't proofread, you're going to get scannos (equivalent of a typo, resulting from ...


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For commercial software you could try ABBYY FineReader or alternatives, or Omnipage or alternatives. Both can output in Searchable PDF format, which is useful because if you use OCR on books you will never get 100% the right content without proofreading.


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I had the exact same problem for a long time. You can produce good results with Calibre, but I found the process was a bit involved. Instead I created a way to do this much more easily. It's a browser extension called EpubPress (https://epub.press). All you do is: Open the webpages you want to save in different tabs. Open EpubPress Select all the pages ...


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According to the Calibre supported formats list, .docx is one of the supported input types. For the Kindle, you probably want to use AZW as the output. So you should go to the Calibre website, follow the links to download the appropriate version, install it, and follow the directions on how to add your .docx file to your library and then convert it to AZW.


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DjVu files are normally image only. From these file sections can be selected as images but not as text¹. If OCR was applied during, or after, the conversion to DjVu. Extra information is stored in the files that associate image areas with text. Only if that was done you can select text from such a file². Applying OCR to a DjVu file can be done online. If ...


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Scan Tailor is software that helps optimize the images resulted from scan of books and it is free. Its features include: Fix orientation Split pages (very useful when you scan two pages at once and want to make a single page view ebook) Deskew Select content (can be used to remove the pagination and any other content that do not make sense in flowable ...


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This is not legal advice, but the answer to your question is almost always no. In general, it is illegal to sell a copy (physical or electronic) of a book if you are also keeping a copy. Say you own a physical copy of a book. You can sell that copy, but you generally cannot sell an electronic copy, regardless of whether you keep the physical copy. This is ...


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Yes, you can in theory read Kindle books on almost any other ebook reader or tablet. However, this requires you to convert your mobi or azw file to other formats, such as epub. There is software for this, but, as you can imagine, you will be breaking the DRM. It is therefore not legal, at least in the United States and presumably other countries where the ...


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Epub Format Epub is actually a collection of files in ZIP format. You can create an epub without any specialize tool, for example taking a book's content from https://github.com/Gluejar/open_access_ebooks_ebook and running zip -Xr9D The_Velveteen_Rabbit.epub mimetype * -x .DS_Store Pandoc Pandoc is an easy to use command line tool to generate epubs, and ...


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There are several different possible solutions for your task. The approaches differ in terms of used tools and level of automation. a technically very easy way is a special Google Chrome browser plugin which allows an epub export within the pocket website. a rather automated solution is the use of pocket as custom news source for calibre. And last but also ...


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The point of failure in all these toolchains is the OCR. It is well worth the time spent tracking down clean, undamaged, unfaded, non-yellowed copies with a good-quality print impression, if this is at all possible. If you can, get a local craft bookbinder to trim the spine off the book with a power guillotine, and then use an autofeed scanner on the ...


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Embedding code in EPUB can be accomplished with pure HTML and CSS. The <code> tag and monospace attribute will bring you most of the way. See https://github.com/oreillymedia/HTMLBook for a lot of detail.


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Scanned texts are most efficiently stored in the DJVU format, if lossy compression is acceptable (if not, use a multi-page format like TIFF). If you convert scans to the DJVU format with OCR recognition enabled, you can extract the OCR-ed text and use if for EPUB generation. On Linux you can do so using djvutxt to get the text and convert that to EPUB. A ...


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The most effective way to manage your Nook books on your Kindle (without removing the DRM) is to obtain the Nook for Android app and sideload it on to the Kindle (you'll need a Fire or later model to do this). If you don't have another Android device handy, you will need to find a means to download the Nook APK file to your computer.


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You may want to try using the Calibre Ebook Manager with the deDRM plugin to get the ebook files, sans-DRM, and then move them onto the Kindle. It works, but it won't sync them or automatically move newly purchased books; each book must be done individually. The Digital Reader has some helpful tutorials on how to do this: To strip DRM from Kindle ebooks ...


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I'm very comfortable with reading PDF documents on my Kindle Classic (I'm using landscape mode). I'm converting Office documents to PDF using OpenOffice. Current version of OpenOffice can convert also docx documents into PDF, so this is the way I'd recommend for you to consider.


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The accepted answer for the question How do I convert a Word document into an ebook? describes how to convert a book in .docx format to AZW3. As is very clear from the 3rd picture in that answer, where AZW3 is selected as output format, that there is a whole list of "calibre output formats". Searching the latter phrase should get you to the complete list of ...


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pdftk, the PDF toolkit, is a program that has been around since 2004, and is available for multiple platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX. Although you could probably compile (it is open source) and run it on some (Android based) ebook readers, it is more intended to be run on your main computer, to change files before loading them onto your ebook reader. pdftk ...


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You cannot do this in bulk without some programming. As @Tom indicated, .epub files are ZIP files. The extensions of the "file names" in the ZIP files for images are often, but not guaranteed to be '.jpg,.pngor.gif`. But extracting these using: unzip abc.epub *.jpg *.png *.gif will have you miss any that have the extension .jpeg, .JPEG, .Png. Because of ...


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I found PaperCrop a very useful and powerful tool. It is free and highly customizable so you can either relay to automatic detection of columns and sections by program or customize each page format.


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