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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-03-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
youcanneverknow
Junior Member
youcanneverknow began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: iPad 4
Highlights showing back up in Calibre

Hello everyone

I'm transferring my books onto an iPad4 then highlighting as I go. But I was wondering whether I could then transfer this highlighted version of the book back into Calibre? And hence have the highlights show up on Calibre's programme.

I understand that you can export - via e-mail - the quotes from the iPad. But what if i change device? As I'm looking to do (the Ipad's not mine). I'd like the quotes to come with me

Thanks for any help you can offer
Best

Ben
youcanneverknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
Adoby
Handy Elephant
Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Adoby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Adoby's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,419
Karma: 10333332
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Sweden, far out in the quiet woods
Device: Ubuntu LTS, Huawei Mediapad 5, Bouye Likebook Plus
Most likely information about the highlights are stored in a separate file, not inside the ebook. And it is different for each ebook reader app. It might be possible to figure out what files are involved and copy them over to another device that use the same app, but calibre can't help you with that, I am afraid.
Adoby is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 06-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
GRiker
Comparer of the Ephemeris
GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,497
Karma: 424695
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: iPad
Quote:
Originally Posted by youcanneverknow View Post
Hello everyone

I'm transferring my books onto an iPad4 then highlighting as I go. But I was wondering whether I could then transfer this highlighted version of the book back into Calibre? And hence have the highlights show up on Calibre's programme.

I understand that you can export - via e-mail - the quotes from the iPad. But what if i change device? As I'm looking to do (the Ipad's not mine). I'd like the quotes to come with me

Thanks for any help you can offer
Best

Ben
The Annotations plugin retrieves highlights and annotations from a couple of iPad reader applications, storing them to a custom column in calibre.

G
GRiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
ichbindasauge
Connoisseur
ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ichbindasauge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 88
Karma: 203522
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindle 2 US, iPad, Samsung Win 8 Tablet
I don't think there is any way to save annotations/highlights in an ebook file (like mobi or epub). I convert books to PDF using calibre and then read and annotate them on the ipad using PDF Expert. Those annotations will stay with the PDF file and are visible in any PDF reader.
ichbindasauge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
youcanneverknow
Junior Member
youcanneverknow began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: iPad 4
Hi ichbindasauge thanks for your response - but are you then able to then export what you've highlighted/ the notes attached to them? as you can with iBooks?

I don't annotate really, but just highlight and note.

Thanks for your help
youcanneverknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 07-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
youcanneverknow
Junior Member
youcanneverknow began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: iPad 4
And also, how does the highlighted text and the annotated notes attacked to them appear in exported form? Any chance of a screen shot?

I don't need whatever system I'm going to try and use to have annotations particularly, but it would be nice if they kept the actual colours of the highlight, as iBook does:





Many thanks again
youcanneverknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
youcanneverknow
Junior Member
youcanneverknow began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: iPad 4
What does the exported highlights and notes look like on PDF Expert? Any chance of a screen shot?

I like iBook's export attached, where the highlights are still in the colours - that makes it quick and easy to organise.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 16.51.06.png
Views:	234
Size:	89.6 KB
ID:	107941  
youcanneverknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calibre, highlight, ipad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PRS-T1 Is it possible to import highlights with Calibre? diddy Sony Reader 53 01-13-2014 09:19 AM
Highlights from PDF not showing in clippings acidaloha Amazon Kindle 0 10-19-2012 03:08 PM
Feature Req: Sync notes and highlights back to Calibre lvovsky Calibre 4 12-02-2010 10:58 PM
Book Highlights keep coming back Alexpride Sony Reader 0 04-19-2010 02:24 PM
Able to see highlights in Calibre ? mharrop19 Calibre 2 01-05-2010 05:28 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 PM.


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