A guide for making the most of libcom.org for users who own e-book readers/kindles/tablet computers etc.
E-readers or kindles can be a great way of reading, especially long texts, off-line.
Some of our articles are already in e-book formats suitable for e-readers. Check out our PDFs, epub and mobi file archives.
It is easy to put articles and texts from libcom.org onto your e-book reader, by following these 3 simple steps.
1a. Simply copy the text in your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome) from the article title to the end, and paste it into a blank document in a word processor program, such as Microsoft Word.
1b. For PDF files go straight to step 2.
2. Save the document to your computer.
3. Upload the document to a free e-book reader conversion website, like www.2epub.com (or put it into a free conversion program like Calibre) and choose the kind of e-book file you want to turn it into (such as .epub or .mobi for kindles).
Calibre is a good progam for
Calibre is a good progam for convert multiple texts.
Can you legitimately download
Can you legitimately download that free anywhere? If so we should link to it
might be worth adding links
might be worth adding links to pdf and mobi tag achives in the guide above?
So I recently came across
So I recently came across "Push To Kindle", which sends web pages to your kindle with a couple of clicks. It comes as a browser extension for Firefox/Safari/Chrome, an Android app, or a "bookmarklet". I've been using it for a few weeks to grab articles off libcom, and it's pretty sick. Anyway you can get it here:
That looks great: I'll give
That looks great: I'll give it a go
Just got a Nook HD+ which was
Just got a Nook HD+ which was on sale for 150 bucks. How do I get my files (mostly pdfs) on it without having to upload it all one by one via libcom.org? Should I put it all in a cloud service like Windows Skydrive?
Do you have them already on
Do you have them already on your computer? If so you should just be able to drag and drop them all
You mean by hooking it to the
You mean by hooking it to the computer with a usb wire? I haven't tried that yet. Hope stores in the nook memory. I tried skydrive cloud, they were not allowed to transfer to the internal storage. Instead to access them, i have to have be connected to the server all of the time. Which sucks.
I got it. Doing it through
I got it. Doing it through the computer worked.
Ok, so here's a problem I've
Ok, so here's a problem I've been coming across. How do I make footnotes work? I've been taking some longer texts off libcom, copy and pasting them into an Open Office text document, and then converting them to mobi, but the footnotes open up the browser on the Kindle, instead of going to the footnote within the text. Please tell me there's a way to do this that doesn't involve reformatting the entire damn article from scratch...
Juan Conatz wrote: Ok, so
Copy and paste the text into a Sigil document (epub file). Switch to code view by double clicking on the tab of the document. CTRL+F -- find and replace, removing the link given on any footnote up to but not including the #. All the footnotes should then work. If they don't, make sure the footnotes have id tags and not name tags.