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Old 03-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #181
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Just drop the books from the Kobo, ensure they are flagged correctly with Calibre (ie series and series #) and then upload away
Thank you, this did work!

However I did get 'unable to open database file' errors when I tried to do more than 1 change at a time. I think I'll just delete my library and start over again, will probably go faster in the long run. But at least the code is there and it will be all sorted the way I want when I'm done, so thank you again!
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:39 AM   #182
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At last, thank you Peter, I finally managed to find out why my books were not in authors' alphabetical order. I had used Author Sort in Calibre's Plugboard & of course needed just Author - simple when you realise why!!
Suggestions for new solftware update - I agree the authors or library list in some form of alphabetical grouping would be good. The slide bar is too vague & if you have lots of books in your library it can be pot luck to find the author's surname without trawling through pages. The shortlist helps but if you read a lot of books, you arent always sure which you are going to read next.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #183
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My first post, so forgive me if I've goofed up in some way...I'm trying to follow the instructions about converting library books with teeny tiny fonts, but I can't find a download of FreeZip that will work...any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #184
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Library books have DRM to provide the timeout for checkout from the library. You should be able to simply zoom the book by selecting a larger font. What format are you checking out? What exactly are you trying to do?
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #185
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On most books we've installed you can indeed just change the fonts. However, on the ePUBs from the library, there is no font adjustment option. You can install the book, but the bifocals have not yet been invented that will allow you to read it!
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #186
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On most books we've installed you can indeed just change the fonts. However, on the ePUBs from the library, there is no font adjustment option. You can install the book, but the bifocals have not yet been invented that will allow you to read it!
Interesting. Generally changing the font size is an eBook Reader feature and independent of the book. But some eBook Readers will not use this feature to override the CSS in the book itself. I suspect the eBook you checked out has an explicit size set in the book which is why you are having the problem. Even with Library DRM you may be able to open the ePub using 7zip and take a look at the CSS. You might even be able to change it. DRM is generally applied to the html files and embedded font files inside the ePub but not the other ones. I suspect other eBooks you check out will not have this problem. What kind of reader are you using? You might want to report this problem to the library.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #187
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Interesting. Generally changing the font size is an eBook Reader feature and independent of the book. But some eBook Readers will not use this feature to override the CSS in the book itself. I suspect the eBook you checked out has an explicit size set in the book which is why you are having the problem. Even with Library DRM you may be able to open the ePub using 7zip and take a look at the CSS. You might even be able to change it. DRM is generally applied to the html files and embedded font files inside the ePub but not the other ones. I suspect other eBooks you check out will not have this problem. What kind of reader are you using? You might want to report this problem to the library.

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I would guess melaine57's findings are typical. I think I see similar behavior. If I buy an ADE EPub, there is probably a 50/50 chance I would have problems using formatting options. I see this on my Kobo (trying to change font, line spacing, margins), and I think I saw the same thing on my Nook Touch (font name). I'm guessing that by buying the store branded epub (kepub, B&N DRM'd epub), the stores are tailoring the epub to ensure it behaves nicely with their readers?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #188
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Hi everyone, just a quick question with reguards to bookmarking. Is it possible to have 2 separate bookmarks in the same book at one time? I'm using a Kobo Touch. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #189
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Hi everyone, just a quick question with reguards to bookmarking. Is it possible to have 2 separate bookmarks in the same book at one time? I'm using a Kobo Touch. Thanks in advance
You can dogear as many pages in an epub as you want (touch in upper right corner) or even make empty annotations on given quoted sections of text (just single words to make it as quick as possible), and then see these all in the annotations page (and they are even called bookmarks), but they are a poor excuse for bookmarks as people area used to using them.

In particular, what is needed is a temporary bookmark which you can exchange for the current page back and forth until it is cancelled. This is one of the main simple ways people use bookmarks while reading a complex text.

The bookmarks as a whole should be in an editable structure where the bookmarks are tagged and can be displayed in a tree structure not a list (just the like books, of course).
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #190
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I have some old pdf files in Kobo. In the new version of Kobo, when I add a PDF file, it shows its first page, which is very handy. In older version of Kobo, this was not the case, so all my old documents (about 100 of them) show up as just the letter "PDF". Is there a way to make sure Kobo shows me the visual for each of those older PDFs? Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #191
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Help with Calibre and Kobo

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Im not that great with software but im ok and have got the handle on my kobo and calibre but for some reason calibre is not picking up my kobo even though connected via usb etc so therefore I cannot transfer my books....please can anyone give me a handy hint on what im doing wrong or whether ive not ticked or unticked some boxes. Thanks very much xxx
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It may help if you tell us what version of Calibre, which model of reader, and what operating system is on your computer.

Using Calibre 0.6.x or 0.7.x on Linux the Kobo Ereader (Wi Fi version) shows up in Calibre without doing anything special. I don't use Windows or Macintosh with Calibre, so I can't tell you about those two systems.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #193
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It may help if you tell us what version of Calibre, which model of reader, and what operating system is on your computer.

Using Calibre 0.6.x or 0.7.x on Linux the Kobo Ereader (Wi Fi version) shows up in Calibre without doing anything special. I don't use Windows or Macintosh with Calibre, so I can't tell you about those two systems.
I use Windows 7 with Calibre and have no problem. When you connect, your Kobo asks you to continue, after entering yes, Windows then asks you to open folders etc. [At the last resort you can transfer them across into the folders]. Then just highlight a file that you want to transfer from Calibre and the "transfer to main memory" - then Calibre usually connects and marks all of the books in its library that are in the Kobo.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #194
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I have been reading PDF files in my KOBO e-reader and I would try the tips here to convert the file into Adobe Digital editions to make it easier on the eyes,

I have several Adobe Acrobat files that are in the KOBO e-reader and it will be easier if I saved them as Adobe DIgital Edition files then put them in my e-reader so I can change the font. Is this possible?
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #195
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I am new here. I have a Kobo Vox Ereader and I cannot get into the WIFI
Can someone please help me?
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