|05-04-2010, 08:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Australia
Reading HTML ebooks from Calibre
I've only just started using Calibre, so this is definitely a n00b question. Sorry, but I couldn't find the answer in the FAQ, Manual or this forum.
How do I read an HTML ebook from Calibre?
When I import a single HTML file into Calibre, it creates a zip file. Often that HTML file has others with it in a directory, so they are probably zipped with it. This is fine for storage, but I can't work out how to read it. Anytime I click on the number next to it, or on View, Calibre just creates another zip file.
I can convert the HTML files into EPUB, so that's good, but it would also be useful to be able to read the HTML directly. Can that be done?
Thanks for your help.
|05-04-2010, 09:25 AM||#2|
Color me gone
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Oregon Coast
You don't need calibre to read an HTML book. Use whatever browser you fancy, IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera by choosing File, Open File.
Calibre is made primarily for organizing and converting between different formats. It has a viewer so you can see how your conversion is doing, rather than for reading.
I don't have an iphone, so I don't know what program is used for that if you are wanting to view the book on your iphone.
Last edited by mrmikel; 05-04-2010 at 09:28 AM.
|05-04-2010, 09:46 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: WinMo: IPAQ; Android: HTC HD2, Archos 7o; Java:Gravity T
It sounds like you may have the internal viewer off.
|05-04-2010, 10:44 AM||#4|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Go to preferences->interface and select to use the calibre viewer for te ZIP format.
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