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Old 06-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #256
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I made an imgur album showing the settings I use when doing an epub to epub conversion for my Aura. Here it is
Hi -- Just got my Aura today, and still poking around.

I'm curious as to why there is the need to do epub to epub conversions. Are there known problems with epubs on the Aura? Is it simply about changing fonts?

Just curious what I should be aware of. The one epub I loaded thus far seems to work fine.

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:00 PM   #257
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When you have Wifi connected do a sync and if there is a update available to you it will be pushed to you. It won't automatically show or start with the wifi on unless you do a sync. So you don't need to turn it on and wait to see if something is going to happen, just sync your device and when the sync is done you'll know if you have one available or not.
Thanks for that. After plodding through 5 pages of the "Ultimate Kobo Tips & Tricks Thread" I've only found about 3 tips that are still relevant - which I guess is a good thing, Kobo really are fixing the problems (even if making new ones just as fast) - but this is what I thought was happening after my last Factory Reset, but f****ing Kobo support couldn't possibly tell me that, they would prefer to tell me that it's simply not supportable that I run only Linux systems, so I can't have a desktop app...
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #258
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How do I sync my Kobo Glo to check for an update without it attempting to download ebooks from kobo that I have already put on the device using Calibre?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #259
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By going to the Kobo website and deleting the books.

The My Library link has three distinct areas; I'm Reading, Purchased and Trash.

When you go to Reading you can check the box besides each book and then hit the Delete button. Books will be removed from the list and will only remain in Trash. Not to worry, Trash is a misnomer; items stay there until permanently removed by you.

When a book is in Trash it will not sync via either Desktop or WiFi.

ALso, within Kobo Desktop, when your device is connected a little symbol will appear besides each book in your library that will allow you to say sync / don't sync on each book.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #260
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Perfect, thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:11 AM   #261
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The reading section from my Glo:

Code:
[Reading]
numPartialUpdatePageTurns=99
readingAdobeShowPageNumbers=false
readingAlignment=
readingFontSize=23
readingLeftMargin=0
readingLineHeight=1.0
readingRightMargin=0
The 99 is there from earlier.

And before anyone asks:

- The "readingFontSize=23" is what I am playing with at the moment. The device can set it to either 22 or 24. But, manually setting 23 gives a size in between.

- "readingLineHeight=1.0" is left over from before. It doesn't work. The lowest number that seems to make a difference is 1.225.
In my Kobo Touch I do not Reading section.
Do you know it is possible to add the above settings and would this work ?
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #262
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In my Kobo Touch I do not Reading section.
Do you know it is possible to add the above settings and would this work ?
The reason you don't have the settings is because the firmware doesn't write anything to the configuration file that is not different to the defaults. As soon as you change something, the options changed will be stored. But, you are safe to add them manually.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #263
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HOW TO QUICKLY REFRESH THE SCREEN:

... just double-touch the center area.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #264
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Most people knows how to add fonts to their Kobo: create a folder called fonts in and paste the .ttf files. This can be used fit the readers personal taste, sure - but it can also be used to make the font fit the style of the book.

I have found a font called Old Standard which tries to look like a font used in the late 19th and early 20 century.

http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/old-standard

The font is way too thin. However, it fit really good with Victorian-style literature, such as content downloaded from gutenberg.org

So if you like old books, give it a try. It is not the most eye-friendly of fonts -- but for some books it looks "right".

(For really old books, try finding a blackletter font ... it takes a few page turns to learn reading it, though. The LCD-like screen of ebook readers would also make it fun to download a LCD-style font such as this: http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/segment14 {couldn't get that one to work, sorry} )

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #265
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Brightness issue

Hi all,

Just hoping to spare others similar grief. Twice now, in an attempt to lower the brightness as much as possible for night reading, I have inadvertently made the brightness too low on the overdrive ebook app. What happens then is that the page dims so fast on opening overdrive that it is impossible to see the settings button to fix it. I have read some blogs that say running your finger down the left side of the screen changes the brightness but I have not found this to be the case on my Kobo Arc.
In the end after much frustration I found that by using a bright flashlight in a completely dark room, I could see the text, press on the page number to get the icons at the top to come up. With some trial and error I found the settings button and turned the brightness up. Someone at kobo needs to do something about this. Very frustrating!
All in all though, I love my kobo.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #266
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Hi I am using the kobo app and when I first used it I was able to choose which colour of bookmark I wanted, but I can't find that option now i only find the one that it uses automatically can anyone help please?
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #267
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Exporting highlights?

As a Kindle PW reader I would like to know if there is a similar clippings service (http://www.clippingsconverter.com) for the Kobo Aura/HD? The only reason why I bought a Kindle was for this reason (exporting my highlights very easily without having to database program). Or how are the highlights exported from the Kobo?
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #268
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No, there are no equivalent clipping services for the Kobo devices. There is a function in calibre to retrieve them, but I personally don't find it useful.
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No, there are no equivalent clipping services for the Kobo devices. There is a function in calibre to retrieve them, but I personally don't find it useful.
Thanks! What a tragic shame Such a good eReader, but that's a killer for me. Is there any word that Kobo wants to change this?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #270
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Readandread, I'd love to see Kobo add something like this, too. In particular, I'd love to see an "Export to Evernote" -- way more useful for me than the "Share to Facebook" option they already give me.

There ARE options for exporting the clippings/notes from Kobo, though. They are discussed in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=226080
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