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Calibre is an open-source application for e-book conversion and library management

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How can I highlight text in Calibre?

according to a 4 year-old forum entry at Calibre, they started working on the feature of being able to highlight text, 4 years ago. Does anyone know how if it is implemented yet and how to use it?
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How to prevent a Qt/GTK app (Calibre) from using colors defined in .Xresources?

I have colors defined in .Xresources. They look lovely on urxvt, and utterly ghastly on Calibre. Calibre does not appear to have any way to disable or override those colors, so is there any way I can ...
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How to convert this chm file to pdf? [closed]

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert ebook-convert 1.chm 1.pdf only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more ...
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Using calibre from the command line

Using calibre from the command line, in debian testing, how can I insert a tag with the syntax being ebook-meta ebook_file --tags rhubarb but for a range of files, but all by the same author so ...
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How to change programs used to handle files in Calibre in Debian

I have recently installed Calibre, and it works great, however I have some problems with handling of files by this program: Folders open in baobab. To open folder I just need to click on a book and ...
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Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE doesn't have cover browser?

Can someone please help me to activate the cover browser of Calibre in Debian 7.3 KDE desktop (32 bit architecture)? I've tried toggling the arrow button in the bottom-right corner but unlike the ...
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How to convert PDF to e pub in a fixed layout in Calibre [closed]

I am trying to use Calibre to convert a PDF file to Epub format with a fixed layout, but I am not able to convert it. Can somebody tell me the steps to convert in a fixed layout in Calibre?
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ebook-convert for all .epub files in the folder

This code converts epub file to txt file: ebook-convert "book.epub" "book.txt" How can I use it to convert all .epub files in the directory? I am using Ubuntu. Code from os import listdir, rename ...
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Calibre don't convert from epub to mobi

Calibre did not convert my Epub Books to Mobi. It aborts with this Error: TypeError: QPixmap(): argument 1 has unexpected type 'ImageView' This is the full Error Message: calibre 2.20 isfrozen: ...
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Mass folder name correction - Calibre

I allowed Calibre access to my Library and it decided to change all my folder names adding (123) after every folder. (Replace 123 with random numbers.) What would be best command to use on Linux (...
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firejail: child-process not sandboxed?

As far as the sandbox "firejail" is concerned I´ve encountered a phenomenon which isn´t completely clear to me. My understanding has always been that whenever I start a programm/process in firejail ...
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generate html table of content from multiple html files

This is not specifically a Linux question. But I was wondering if I can get this done in BASH. I have multiple HTML files in a folder and I want to generate a HTML table of content. So for file1.html ...
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calibre opds error 403 on the epub file

I'm trying to use calibre2opds to put my library on my server (fedora21). Everything works fine, I can navigate, until I want to download an epub. I get en error 403: You don't have permission to ...
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How to specify output file name using piping?

I am using find to return the list of files from a directory and its subdirectories: find $directory -type f -name "*.epub" Then I want to use a command that requires the input and output filenames ...
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Is a local directory that has rwx permissions for all users vulnerable to attacks?

I'm just learning Unix and noticed my Calibre Library is set to drwxrwxrwx. I read that changing it's permissions will cause errors. I always add reputable files to the database, but it seems like a ...
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Calibre (E book management) problem on Elementary OS Luna

I have had Calibre installed for some time now and it has always worked fine. Right now I tried to send a book from the Calibre library to my Kindle and I keep getting this message: calibre, version ...