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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

If you don't mind KDE dependencies, Okular (the KDE document viewer) offers all that: Highlight, sticky notes and other annotations. You can install it straight from the repositories. If you'd rather ...
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Is there any tool which convert book to html format with Table of Contents?

I have tried Calibre; it has created smooth HTML TOC and HTML content give it a try if you have this problem. It pulls all sections and chapters and creates an organized Table of Contents like this: ...
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Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

I created a program called Knock to convert ACSM files to DRM-free EPUB files at the command line: [user@computer:~]$ knock ./example.acsm downloading the file from Adobe... removing DRM from the file....
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Foxit Reader is available for Linux. I've used it in Windows OS and I'm satisfied. You can annotate, highlight, add text (with different font and size) to anywhere on a page, sign your document, and ...
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Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

I will try to list all the solutions I've found. Tested solution: It's working, and very easy. First install Wine on your Linux OS. Then download Adobe Digital editions. Then install the file you ...
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Ebook library management for OS X

Apple's own iBooks application should work very well for this. It's free, pretty, syncs with iOS devices, and can open PDF's and ePubs.
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Software for writing and laying out a book

Here sounds LaTeX like the tool to go! LaTeX is good for formatting and writing books. It automates stuff like text and image alignment and it compiles into pdf. It is a language you have to learn, ...
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Book downloader analogue of youtube-dl?

There is an open source project hosted by CodePlex, that lets you download Google Books for free by using the Google Books Downloader which is available for free. Google Books Downloader Lite is a ...
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Search 15,000 PDF or EPUB books

You can give DocFetcher a chance. I'm using it to search inside more than 1000 PDF files. The first results appear instantly while all others are found in a few seconds. It can also handle epub and a ...
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Software to create ebooks with markdown

Try pandoc. If you want something that incorporates editing and publishing, check out LeanPub.
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A PDF viewer that can save and reopen tabs at the exact page one last stopped at

You can check out zotero. It has an amazing pdf reader where you can open the same pdf in multiple tabs, and it'll reopen to whatever position it was closed at. You have amazing options to annotate ...
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What WYISWYG/GUI eBook editor do you reccomend?

I have experience with Kotobee Author and I can tell you that it is what you're looking for. Kitaboo as well I think but I haven't used it much. Only Kotobee. the thing is Kotobee now offers widgets (...
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Creating ebooks from the terminal in Linux

I would suggest taking a look at the Sphinx-Doc project - it can take a set of ReStructuredText (similar to markdown) &/or Markdown pages including place holders for images in a number of formats ...
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Creating ebooks from the terminal in Linux

You have the possibility to create an ebook in makdown, using then the pandoc software. You will get all information here: Creating an ebook with pandoc pandoc is available for Windows, linux, macOS, ...
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Simple multile-format ebook reader for macOS (no backup/sync, library management, etc.)

Answering my own question: mupdf-gl build from Homebrew doesn't work (it seems to be expecting X11, even though it's the OpenGL build), but grabbing the latest tarball from the site and installing ...
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Linux software to convert HTML to epub?

I think Sigil can be your solution. Some Sigil features: - Free and open source software under GPLv3 - Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux - Full UTF-16 support - EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 spec ...
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Linux software to convert HTML to epub?

Convert the HTML to PDF with headless google-chrome and shell scripting, and then convert the PDF to epub format (perhaps with an online coverter).
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Linux ebook reader without library

Recommended If you already have the calibre package installed but don't want to add it to calibre's library, you can use the included ebook-viewer application from that package to avoid calibre's ...
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Linux ebook reader without library

FBReader - C++/Qt application. Very fast e-book reader, supports ePub, fb2, mobi and other formats. It does have a library button -- all books that you have opened will be added there -- but it is ...
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Software for writing pages with pictures and custom shaped text fields

You can use Microsoft PowerPoint for that, it would let you do all the things that you have mentioned in this post and in addition you can save it as pdf, website or in whatever format, that you want.
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Get difference of two regular literature texts (not source code), with markup on changes

Assuming you can use a console program for this, I'd suggestvimdiff. it's a tool packaged with the Vim editor that takes two files as input, and presents them side-by-side with synchronized scrolling ...
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iBooks replacement on Windows 10 (PDF/ePub reader)

I can recommend Calibre for both managing e-book readers as well as stand-alone e-book reading. It will manage multiple file types including PDF and epub, along with mobi and so many others. The ...
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Mendeley allows you to view, highlight & annotate PDFs via any of: The web interface The Desktop Client which is available for Windows, OS-X or Linux The iPhone, iPad, iPod client The Android App ...
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The best software to create book?

Did you try Madoko? http://www.madoko.net http://www.madoko.org/reference.html (or *.pdf) You can connect to your local documents offline via the npm package madoko. Also, there's a video ...
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What to use to publish a free book online?

How about gitbook? It has offline editor, and this is example of novel published using gitbook. Go to https://boris-marinov.gitbooks.io/the-case/content/01.html to see example using comment inside ...
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Software for writing and laying out a book

If you truly want to get into publishing, which will be more complex than MS Word, but will give belter, more professional results, then you ought to look into the excellent, and free Scribus. It is ...
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Web-based, open source book publishing application

I would recommend GitBook. GitBook is a command line tool (and Node.js library) for building beautiful books using GitHub/Git and Markdown (or AsciiDoc). You can publish your book via GitBook (web-...
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Automatic conversion of sequence of webpages to pdf

Pandoc can take one or more web pages and convert them to a number of formats including EPUB and pdf but for pdf you will also need a latex processor such as MiKTeX. Examples: 1: Download the make ...
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Paid software for full research paper, journal article viewing

If gratis is OK, you can do the following: Install a torrent client See Bulk download Sci-Hub papers You can still donate to them.
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