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Is there an easier way to edit a .mobi file?

As far as I know .mobi files can't be edited directly, they have to be converted first to another editable format. So, no, you can't directly edit .mobi files in just one step. See this thread on ...
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Ebooks file naming scheme -- Books in a series

If you are using Calibre, its database is already set to have each piece of information about a book in its proper field (i.e., there will be a field for the title, another for the author, another one ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

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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Can a PDF run scripts or code?

Yes, it can JavaScript or what they call as Acrobat Javascript , but not all the PDF viewer can are designed to follow the Adobe Javascript API. There are few limitations defined in the API, it can ...
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Kindle doesn't show cover

The PDF file format does not support cover images. PDF was designed to show a faithful representation of printed pages. Reflowing text to other page sizes typically is not possible; you should use ...
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Is there an easier way to edit a .mobi file?

What are you looking to edit? Content or basic metadata? If it is basic metadata, there is a program I have found and played with called MOBIeditor. It's written in .Net so you need Windows (the ...
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Known Issues with Amazon's Converter

Kindle uses ISO-8859-1 format, not UTF-8. So there are a lot of characters not natively included in Amazon's format. I am Spanish and I find issues with characters like — (em dash) or € (euro currency)...
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Is there a standard file format for distributing digital comic books?

First of all, the .CB* file format isn't a own file format at all, as it simply represents a standard archive file. That's also where the different endings come from: .cbr for Rar files .cbz for Zip ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I have created a python code for this purpose. It solves my problem and hope it will be helpful for others. Background : I had 2 sided pdf document which I had to zoom for clarity. I decide to create ...
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Convert two similar formatted files to two column epub

In general, you will probably not get good results on most devices when trying to do a two column layout in epub. There is no way of correlating one paragraph to another, which means you will probably ...
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Does Microsoft allow official readers of "lit" format other than MS Reader?

There is at least one reader available for Android now which supports reading lit formatted (non-DRM) books, Cool Reader. I am as we speak looking at an opened .lit file in Cool Reader on a Samsung GT-...
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How can I create internal links with Sigil?

Well, it turned out that Insert->Link works even across files contained in the epub (and if it was really necessary I could use Insert->Anchor for inserting an anchor which I may use later). It is ...
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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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How well is SVG (being a "pixel image" alternative) supported?

This article from 2013 says: for some reason, SVG image support in modern products is still a kind of an afterthought, and it shows. The EPUB standards authors were nice enough to include support ...
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Developing a new file format for E-readers that supports special languages

Current formats e.g. ePub and Kindle already support this They are basically a zip of HTML files. HTML includes pages in Persian etc.
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What is the different compatible formats between Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire?

The book in question is a "Print Replica" textbook. See how it says Networks: An Introduction [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]? When we look up information about Print Replica: Kindle Textbooks: ...
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What ebook format to choose?

I think epub3 is basically the standard format (especially now that Kindlegen is fairly well aligned with epub3 even though kindle doesn't support all features); what you have to decide is the ...
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Creating an eBook with GIF animations

We can integrate the gif format in epub3 packages say as a background to div container or another option would be convert gif to mp4 format.
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Convert epub to epub, to do more heuristic processing

Use the command-line tool [Manual] If you use the command-line tool, you can do just this. Though you need to make sure the input filename and the output filename differ. for example ebook-convert ...
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

Originally Posted by mrh882 View Post I have an ebook that looks fine in Calibre and the Kindle viewer. No weird characters. When I send it to my K3, however, I get squares with question marks in ...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

I have no idea on how to solve the general problem of DRM removal. Depending on where you live, it may actually be very much against the law. Furthermore, as I said in a comment, DAISY books come in ...
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How to create Pocketbook logo?

I met with same problem on my Pocketbook 912, and after some time I figured out how to solve it. BMP should be in indexed color mode and without compression. ImageMagick by default producing RLE ...
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