Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Reading and Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
crackhammer
Enthusiast
crackhammer began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 38
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Nook touch, iPad, Xoom
Highlighting ePub or Mobi file

Hello folks,

While reading an ebook, mainly pdfs I have scanned books into, I tend to highlight and save the pdfs. I wonder if thats possible with ePub and Mobi format. I searched up and few old threads showed up saying its not possible but wasn't sure if its a format limitation or the reader software limitation.

Can someone flash some light please?

If its a format limitation, apart from Calibre what is next best program to convert epub and mobi to pdf?

Thanks in advance.
crackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
ghostyjack
Guru
ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ghostyjack ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ghostyjack's Avatar
 
Posts: 714
Karma: 1085604
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bristol, England
Device: PRS-T1, 1825PT, Galaxy Tab, One X, TF700T, Aura HD, Nexus 7
You can certainly highlight text in mobi and ePub files.

I'm not sure how with mobi, but with ePub, the highlights are saved (I believe) to a separate file in the reading system. With the T1, this file can them be exported to a PC using the Sony software. I'm not sure how it would be done on other devices, but once on the PC, you should be able to view the ePub with the highlights shown in the Sony software - might even be able to see them in ADE.
ghostyjack is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 03-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
dwig
Guru
dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dwig's Avatar
 
Posts: 949
Karma: 1351860
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Paradise (Key West, FL)
Device: Current:Kindle 3/WiFi Retired:Clie - UX50, T415, ...
Quote:
Originally Posted by crackhammer View Post
...
If its a format limitation, apart from Calibre what is next best program to convert epub and mobi to pdf?...
It is somewhat of a format limitation. Neither ePub nor MOBI support highlighting in and of themselves, but...

...Kindle readers and software apps have a mechanism for highlighting and annotation that uses a sidecar file.

...some ePub readers, software and/or device, have similar highlighting and annotation functions. Again, using their own methods.
dwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
crackhammer
Enthusiast
crackhammer began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 38
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Nook touch, iPad, Xoom
So I think its best if I convert epubs and mobis to pdf. The only problem here is, I am adding one more file to the library for every epub and/or mobi and certainly this pdf is going to larger in size than either of those. My library is pretty large to begin with and I am not keen on adding extra files (but doesn't look like I have much choice).

Thanks for all inputs.
crackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
18MB EPUB converts to 40MB Mobi! What can I do to reduce Mobi file size? perdman Conversion 7 08-27-2011 02:40 PM
Converting Mobi or HTML file to Epub Patuba Sigil 1 07-23-2011 04:14 PM
Converting Mobi or HTML file to Epub Patuba ePub 7 07-19-2011 12:11 PM
ePub to Mobi - file size leap lenz117 Kindle Developer's Corner 0 07-08-2011 01:39 PM
epub file to mobi, but some caracters appear as question marks abatsukh Conversion 8 02-21-2011 09:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.