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Preparing PDF files for ebook readers, etc.

People are nowadays increasingly often reading papers on screen, using ebook readers, tablet PCs, laptops, etc. A typical PDF file generated with Latex is far from ideal for such use; in particular, ...
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Fixed Layout Epub 3 File Format

Epub, like the Amazon Kindle .mobi format, is designed for reflowable text. So LaTeX seems to have made few inroads as the file format philosophies are so different. I came across an article about ...
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How to make a Kindle file from LaTeX

I've looked around on this site and did some Google searches, but I haven't found an answer. I want to take my TeX document and convert it to a Kindle format that can uploaded to the Kindle Digital ...
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LaTeX options for kindle?

I was wondering if there are any good settings to produce a PDF suitable for reading on a (6 inch) kindle. Main use is for intermediate reading of academic papers while they are being written: Text ...
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Embed TeX as a typesetting system for an eBook reading application

Are there any projects or information on how to use TeX to typeset texts for screen reading? That is, I want to get the beautiful output of TeX to render in a browser-like desktop application. I want ...
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Serial key in pdf document [closed]

I don't know if it is a question to be asked here, but there is: I'm writting a ebook and I'm gonna to sell it soon. I'd sell it at Google Play Store, but here in Brazil they don't accept PayPal as ...
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Ensuring embedded Fonts are hinted for on-screen PDF viewing

I'm trying to recreate a pleasing page layout from an existing pdf as a way to get more familiar with book design in latex. The geometry part was fairly simple to get right, but I've come across a ...
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Use LaTeX to produce Epub

I'm asking here a question which was asked on the italian TeX group forum. Is there a way to produce Epub output automatically from a LaTeX source? I should remark that Epub is just HTML+a subset of ...
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LaTeX document to epub or mobi ebook formats (with mathematical formulas)

Recently I purchased an ebook reader (Kindle), and I want to export some of my document in LaTeX to an ebook format. I tried exporting from LaTeX to PDF, but isn't perfect because I have to zoom ...
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How to make ebook-friendly formula heavy documents?

Tablets and ebook readers can be very useful if you have to read a lot of scientific texts and papers, and don't want to print them all out. However, it can sometimes be really annoying, especially if ...
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LaTeX Companion as an ebook

Apologies if this seems frivolous but I've been trying to find the LaTeX Companion 2ed by Mittelbach et al. in ebook form. Other than illegal rip-offs there doesn't seem to be anywhere I can buy it ...
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Templates for Books on Grammar, Phonetics for Language Learning

I want to make a book about the grammar of a indigenous language and use it for language learning, so far I got some templates but it seems they are for plays and math. I would appreciate information ...
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Citing e-books using LaTeX

What would be the best way to cite electronic books (e-books) with BibTeX? I am currently using the biblatex-chicago package to produce footnote references. I would like to know what entry type and ...
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List of agreed transliterations for TeX related logos for ebook publications?

Addison-Wesley is currently looking at providing an ebook version of The LaTeX Companion and while this is fairly simple if one provides it as a PDF document, any reflowable format, such as epub, ...
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LaTeX math textbook conversion to ebook/Kindle

I'm looking to buy a very math-heavy textbook (LeSage's Spatial Econometrics). The Kindle version is about $20 cheaper. Normally, I would be happy with the Kindle version, but I'm nervous about how ...
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Are there any HTML-specific LaTeX commands that could compile an electronic document with embedded scrolling text boxes?

I was thinking about an experimental e-book layout that would use embedded scrolling text boxes for what would essentially function as really long margin- or footnotes in relation to a main text. ...
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Is there a PlasTeX custom-renderer which can produce ePub (or nearly ePub)?

PlasTeX is an implementation of LaTeX in Python, which supports custom rendering classes - you can provide a new class on the output end of the function which transforms something a little like DOM ...
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Creating Kindle-friendly versions of existing LaTeX documents

So let's say I have a large amount of documents (from ArXiv.org, suppose) that I have the LaTeX source for, and for which I would like to compile particularly Kindle-friendly versions. In particular, ...
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How does one generate epub/mobi eBooks from LaTeX? [duplicate]

I can think of a couple of ways: PlasTeX + manual .epub manipulations. See: Is there a PlasTeX custom-renderer which can produce ePub (or nearly ePub)? @salimfadhley Did you end up going this way? ...
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Something like ebooktex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use LaTeX to produce Epub Can we generate an ebook in the free open standard EPUB or EPUB-3 directly from LaTeX? I'm using Kile on a Linux system. -- Please refer to: ...
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How can I create a decoration that runs down one side of each page?

Hi I'm writing an ebook in org-mode that includes a separate .tex file for styles. What I'd like to do is create a box that contains the current chapter and section name on a background image that ...
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Is there a LaTeX widget for iBooks Author?

I gather that the method for adding arbitrary rich content to Apple's iBooks using iBooks Author is to install a "widget", bit none of the reconfigured widgets support LaTeX. Is there a LaTeX widget ...
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Selecting a single word in ereaders [closed]

ebook readers let user select only a single word in the most PDF documents. However, when I try to select a word in a PDF generated with pdflatex (and also with latex), the ereader (i.e. sony prs600) ...
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What characters in a normal text document will screw up LaTeX?

I'm thinking of making a simple script to turn Project Gutenburg texts into LaTeX documents, so that they are nicely typeset and ready for reading. However to do that I'll need a fairly good list of ...
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Applying breqn in bulk to typeset a math book for my kindle?

I'm trying to typeset this book for my Kindle: http://linear.ups.edu/ Unfortunately some of the equations result in overfull hboxes, and I can't read them. Though I've managed to manually convert ...
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pdf image zoom for Kindle [closed]

Is it possible to write something into a pdf document so that the Kindle can specifically zoom into an embedded (pdf) image? The Kindle has a 'cursor' and can do that with other (non-pdf) books. I ...
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Automatically breaking formulas [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I split an equation over two lines I am trying to compile my papers into Kindle readable PDF files. I can get pretty good outputs by just changing the height and ...
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Convert LaTeX file to HTML or ePub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use LaTeX to produce Epub May be this question was asked before but I could not find relevant info to solve the problem. I have a need to convert my Latex file to ePub ...
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Effort to make (La)TeX eBook-friendly

Does anyone know whether there is an organized effort to develop (La)TeX classes/packages specifically designed to create ereader-friendly PDFs? My question is not how to create such PDFs using ...
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Is there a document class optimized for small screens (i.e. phone screens)

I happen to read more documents on my (android) phone, including scientific papers from the arXiv (where the TeX source is available). Obviously, such a narrow screen is not well suited to read papers ...