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LaTeX document to epub or mobi ebook formats (with mathematical formulas) [duplicate]

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 in-...
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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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quick tip on \input or \include?

I'd been trying to compile a pdf from a tex file, using only miktex texworks. But it turned out that the file(gutenberg 38769) was too big to be loaded at all on some devices and so I am now ...
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tex4ebook: module char-def not found

I'm trying to typeset a multi-chapter book for use with Kindle. Hence, I'm looking to use tex4ebook. I got this error: tex4ebook book.tex [STATUS] tex4ebook: Conversion started [STATUS] tex4ebook: ...
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How do I update the TAOCP book [closed]

I'm planning to purchase the TAOCP (The Art of Computer Programming) eBooks from the authorized store as mentioned in the website. I see that there's a up-to-date errata published for all the books, ...
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How to get margins on dynamically inserted page breaks within a figure of a tex4ht ebook

Summary I'm creating an ebook using LaTeX and tex4ht. I have certain text that I want to treat as a figure. Sometimes, this text spans multiple pages. When that happens, the dynamically inserted page ...
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How to remove the word "Chapter" from the heading in ebook: tex4ebook

I am compiling an ebook in Kannada and I would like to remove the word "Chapter" from the heading in the ebook. The output of ebook as shown in the first image . However, I would want it ...
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How do you actually use LaTeX conversion systems like make4ht and tex4ht?

I have acquainted myself with the export methods of LaTeX but I am utterly confounded by how I am supposed to actually utilize conversion software created by others out in the web. I understand the ...
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Compiling ArXiv source code of articles with images

I have recently been trying to recompile ArXiV papers (in math and physics) based on the source code ArXiV provided (since I would like to use the geometry package to resize the articles for an ebook ...
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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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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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Xskak and amazon ebook compatibility

I am using xskak 1.7 package developped by Ulrike Fischer. It's a very clean way to write my book about chess which is now online on amazon, thanks a lot for that ! I ve recently made an ebook ...
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Making index in Pandoc generated ebook

I would like to make the example I have written in this question to work in Pandoc. When run using pandoc input-tex-file -o output-epub-file, pandoc produces a nice ebook using this tex file. However, ...
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What is a reasonable course to convert a novel from latex to epub/azw?

I need to convert a novel (NO math, but lots of citations and direct speech) from current PDF/printed paper to high-quality epub/azw4 to publish as eBook. Current layout is based on memoir and ...
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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 LaTeX,...
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Automatically resize equations

I want to know if there is a tool to automatically resize the equations if they are longer than \pagewidth. The whole story is that I am compiling my thesis in b5paper, but I want to also produce a ...
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Kindle or Ebooks citations in BibTex

I am trying to figure out how to cite Kindle or other e-books in a LaTex document. Any ideas? Moreover, I would like to cite a specific place in for example a Kindle book - this is typically noted ...
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What TeXBook version has built-in bookmarks?

My PDF copy of the TeXbook, surprisingly, doesn't contain any built-in bookmark. Do you know what version has them?
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Why is the ebook package not good to use?

As said in this answer, the ebook package is convenient in making a document specialized for phone screens (font, position, spacing, etc) and it's easy to turn on or off (need not take care on the ...
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Why doesn't \mkbibbold work while \textbf does when using the ebook package?

To activate the ebook package, one has to put \usepackage{ebook} in the preamble, and \ebook in the document. If both are activated, \mkbibbold stops working while \textbf works fine. Why is that? I ...
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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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Strange page numbers with mobi format and tex4ebook

Tex4ebook is producing strange page numbers in the toc on a kindle. MWE: \documentclass[ebook,12pt,oneside,openany]{memoir} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{Hiemenz, author={Hiemenz}, ...
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nested adjust width block - remove whitespace

I am currently making a document with this environment. I would like to have a tabbed over section of text, which I am doing with \adjustwidth. I would like to have another tabbed over section within ...
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titlesec entered into horizontal mode during tableofcontents or printindex [closed]

I am trying to convert a 300 page book originally done with pdflatex and the tufte package into an ebook. For the conversion I have been using LuaLaTex and the tex4ebook package as described here At ...
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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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Can LaTeX be used to create flexible ebook typesize and pagesize, like html?

I've overheard mention of LaTeX being used for the production of eBooks. I'm thinking that it's in reference to producing small pages of a fixed size, say 7", fixed type size, say 8pt, for reading ...
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Equation shown as nonexistent picture with tex4ebook

I successfully compiled a tex source using tex4ebook, but none of the equations (\begin{equation}) are shown properly: In Calibre Viewer, I get a blue question mark, the one for "file not found". In ...
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Multiple source document with htlatex and tex4ebook

How should I compile a document with chapters on different tex files using tex4ebook? The output of 'tex4ebook main.tex' has valid title page, index, empty chapters and valid bibliography. Structure ...
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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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Convert to HTML with {arabtext} sections rendered as images

I'm just starting to investigate using latex to generate an ebook with arabic snippets embedded in it, and I'm using the following simple document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{arabtex} \...
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Completely remove page numbers, including inside TOC references, using bullet sections

I'm taking study notes in latex and I want to read it in my kindle. So far I was able to get very good results using: \documentclass[ebook,oneside,openany,17pt]{memoir} \usepackage[margin=0.3in]{...
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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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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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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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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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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: Use ...
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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 ...