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Old 12-07-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
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Editing over multiple books at once?

Just wondering if there is a way, or could possibly ever be a way, to select a quantity of books (eg. 10 or so) and bulk change the stylesheet, or embed fonts. I just hope it's not already a thing and I've just missed it all this time! Although I did a search and didn't find anything.

A large portion of my ebooks were put into Calibre quite a while ago, when I still had my old Hipstreet M701. On this ereader, I didn't need to embed the fonts as I now do with my Kobo. Plus it could also display in color, which tells you another little tweak I did in some books...

At the moment, to read them 'properly' I need to open them one by one, embed the fonts, make sure it doesn't have problems (as occasionally a font will fail to embed, and then I have to find out why and change/correct) and then resend it to my Kobo Aura.

It's not a big thing by any means, and if it never becomes possible that's perfectly fine, just a random question that came to mind.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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The polish books tool can embed all referenced fonts in bulk. But ut cannot modify the stylesheet or add new fonts, for that do a conversion in bulk.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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I believe the Modify ePub plugin can do all three.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:03 AM   #4
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Thanks so much! That's the majority of the task - and the most important part too! - done. That's fantastic, especially since 90% of the time I would forget to embed until after closing editor.

For some reason, I thought Polish Books was only inside the editor, and yet now I remember seeing it before we had the editor, but back then I didn't need it. Ah well.
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I believe the Modify ePub plugin can do all three.
I'll have to look into that, but I think just the polish books option will do me. There might be other things that it offers that will make it worthwhile though, so we'll see Appreciate the suggestion!
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I'm not sure why you feel you have to embed fonts for a Kobo?
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I'm not sure why you feel you have to embed fonts for a Kobo?
Well, if I don't embed, the different fonts don't show up. This happened with both my Kobo Touch and now the Kobo Aura. Had no problem with my Hipstreet.

This is just for a different font. The basic book font is fine, but if a title or newspaper article in the book shows a different font, it doesn't show up. Well, the font is the same as the base font, but sometimes with the formatting it doesn't look right, or sometimes I just know it should be different, so it bothers me. I'm weird that way.
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Why not post a sample of a book then? If it's copyrighted use the [GUI Plugin] ScrambleEbook: Getting help with copyrighted books plugin.
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Why not post a sample of a book then? If it's copyrighted use the [GUI Plugin] ScrambleEbook: Getting help with copyrighted books plugin.
Um, that's really not necessary? It's not a problem for me, it was just a question.

If a book has no separate fonts, then of course embedding isn't necessary, and my initial question was just IF there was a way, not complaining because there wasn't. I hope it didn't come across that way, I thought I was clear? I figure I won't find out if I don't ask, that's all.
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