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Upgrade to Calibre 3.31

New features v3.15

  • Book list: Allow changing the font used for any column to bold and/or italic by right clicking on the column header and choosing ‘Change font style’.

    Note that this setting is per-library so it has to be done once for the book list in every calibre library.

  • fetch-ebook-metadata.exe: Allow specifying identifiers other than just ISBN
  • Amazon metadata download: Add support for Amazon Australia (can be configured via Preferences->Metadata download->customize the amazon metadata source)
  • Table of Contents Edit tool: When generating from XPath’s add a checkbox to control if duplicate entries at the same level are added or not
  • Edit book: Allow disabling the popup to show changes after running the Fix HTML and Beautify all files tools.

 

New features v3.30

  • ToC Editor: When generating ToCs using headings/XPath ignore duplicate entries at the same level that have the same text
  • Windows: The default calibre library location is now not in My Documents but instead in the user home folder, to avoid issues with OneDrive auto-syncing calibre libraries
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware version
  • Add a tweak (in Preferences->Tweaks) to allow skipping network check on news download
  • Edit metadata dialog: Show a confirmation dialog on cancel if some changes have been made.

New features v3.29

  • Add a option to draw a grid in the main book list (Preferences->Look & feel)
  • Edit book: Allow removing the currently highlighted tag (while keeping its contents) by pressing Ctrl+>. You can also add a tool to do it via Preferences->Toolbars
  • Content server: When defining a color scheme for the in browser viewer allow specifying the link color as well as the foreground and background.
  • Edit book: Show a popup after a fix all html/beautify all files so the user can easily see what was changed, if needed.
  • Kindle driver: Create cover thumbnails on the device when transferring KFX format books
  • Edit Book: Recognize numbers in image names in the ‘Insert image’ dialog

New features v3.28

  • Allow creating rules to transform author names when adding books to calibre. Accessible via Preferences->Adding books->Adding actions
  • Add a similar author mapper tool to manipulate author names in the existing library. Accessible via Preferences->Toolbars
  • Add a similar author mapper tool for metadata downloading, accessible via Preferences->Metadata download
  • Comments Editor: Add options to change the case of the selected text to the right click menu
  • Edit book: When sorting non text files in the File list recognize numbers in the file names

New features v3.27.1

  • Content server: Allow conversion of books
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Bulk metadata edit dialog: Add an “edit tags” button for tags like custom columns.
  • Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel to disable the new ‘drag and drop to merge books feature’
  • E-book viewer: Add a shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+B) to toggle the bookmarks panel.
  • Edit book: Add a copy to clipboard button on the various report dialogs
  • Edit book: Add a shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Down) to edit the next file in the book spine.
  • calibre-smtp: Verify relay server TLS certificates by default. New option –dont-verify-server-certificate to restore old behavior.

New features v3.26.1

  • Book list: Allow drag and drop of books onto other books to merge the book records.
  • Check Book: External link checker: Also check HTML anchors (the part after the # in the link). Can be turned off via a checkbox at the bottom of the link checker window.
  • Edit Book: Preview panel: Show previews when editing SVG files
  • Edit book: When downloading external resources, also convert data URLs into files.
  • E-book viewer: When the controls are hidden show the progress in the window title.
  • Library Quick switch menu: Highlight the previously switched from library in bold.

New features v3.25

  • Kobo driver: Support the new Clara HD
  • PDF Output: Add an option to use page margins from the input document, specified via @page CSS rules.

New features v3.24.2

  • Conversion: EPUB Output: Add an option to output EPUB 3 files.
  • PDF Output: Add an option to break long words at the ends of lines.
  • PDF Output: Allow using images in the header/footer templates
  • Add an option to use two lines for the text under the toolbar button in Preferences->Look & feel
  • Edit book: Spell check: Update the number of misspelled words/total words displayed when correcting/ignoring words.
  • Edit book: Fix HTML: Automatically resolve private entities
  • Improve formatting of help in Preferences->Tweaks
  • ToC Editor: Allow undo for renaming single items as well.

New features v3.23

  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Book polishing: Add an option to upgrade EPUB 2 to EPUB 3
  • DOCX Input: Convert text written with dingbat fonts such as Wingding or Symbol correctly.
  • When choosing the page to use as a cover from a PDF file, add a button to render more pages, if needed
  • TXT Input: Add support for embedded images that use relative URLs when converting markdown or textile. Note that this will only work if you are converting using the ebook-convert command line tool as the main calibre program moves files around, so relative references will not be valid.
  • Edit book: Insert special character: Add an option to select if searching should match all words or any of the words
  • Edit book: Insert special character: When searching by name match prefixes in addition to whole words. So you can now type “horiz” to match “horizontal”.
  • Linux installer: Simplify the command used to install calibre and add support for Ubuntu 18.04 which is missing a default python executable
  • When upgrading EPUB 2 to EPUB 3 add the ‘epub’ namespace to all HTML files, for convenience.
  • Kobo driver: Add an option to not maintain bookmarks/read status/etc. when resending a book already on the device.

New features v3.22.1

  • Edit book: Add a tool to upgrade books from EPUB 2 to EPUB 3 (Tools->Upgrade book internals)
  • Add support for the FBZ format (zipped FB2)
  • Kindle driver: Change the height of generated thumbnails to 500px, needed for the Oasis 2017
  • Edit book: When bulk renaming files add an option to rename by the order in which the files appear in the book.
  • Polishing: Recognize titlepages that are marked as covers in the EPUB 3 landmarks section
  • Edit Book: Automatically updated the modified timestamp in the OPF when saving EPUB 3 books.
  • Remove the ISBNDB metadata plugin as ISBNDB no longer allows free lookups.

New features v3.21

  • Browser viewer: Allow showing the time left in the current chapter/book in the header and footer areas of the book.

    To use go to the preferences of the browser viewer and customize the headers and footers to display the time left. Note that time left in chapter only works correctly if chapters are in separate HTML files in the book.

  • Manage tags dialog: Searching now shows all matching tags and there is an undo button to undo changes.
  • Add an output profile for the Kindle Oasis 2017

New features v3.20

  • Content server: Allow editing the metadata of books from the book details page

    On the book details page, you can now edit any metadata and change covers by clicking the edit metadata icon in the right area of the top bar. Note that only users that have write permissions for the library can edit metadata.

  • Kobo driver: Recognize Kobo Aura 2 with new firmware (4.6.10188)

New features v3.19

  • Driver for the new PocketBook 740
  • Allow using relative URLs in comments type metadata. The relative URLs are interpreted relative to the book folder in the calibre library
  • Edit book: Reports: Do not show characters from the HTML markup in the characters report.
  • Allow adding the Virtual library button to any toolbar/menu via Preferences->Toolbars & menus

New features v3.18

  • Browser viewer: Allow long tapping a word to look it up in a dictionary or search the internet for it.

New features v3.17

  • Allow splitting the book list, by right clicking on the column headers and choosing ‘Split the book list’

    This is useful to ‘lock’ one or more columns in place so that they are always visible even when scrolling through other columns. Also, the split list has a separate right click menu which you can configure via Preferences->Toolbars and menus

  • Store temporary files used by the editor and viewer in the cache directory to try to prevent errors caused by ‘file cleaner’ programs deleting temporary files still in use

New features v3.16

  • Content server: Allow adding and deleting of books using the web interface

    Use the + icon in the top bar of the book list to add new books and the trash icon in the top bar of the book details page to a delete a book. Note that only authenticated users are allowed to perform these actions, so you have to setup user accounts for the server to use these features.

  • Allow removing the close button from tabs in the Virtual library tab bar. Right click the tab bar and choose ‘Lock tabs’ to do that.
  • calibredb export: Add –progress option
  • Bulk metadata editing: Show progress bars to track progress of the operation
  • Content server: When downloading books from the server send both the ASCII and full Unicode file names. Browsers that support RFC 6266 can make use of the unicode file name.
  • Content server: Show a warning popup on Apple devices when the user tries to search with an expression containing smart quotes, since Apple devices now automatically replace quotes with smart quotes when typing.

How to Edit PDF Files with Movavi PDF Editor

Finding a reliable PDF editor is often a lot more difficult than most people realize as there
aren’t that many options out there. Most of the online or free editors that are available
have lots of limitations, and the more professional editors come with a hefty price tag.

That is why if you want a quick and hassle-free way to make changes to PDF documents, you
should try Movavi PDF Editor. It is a simple and user-friendly PDF text editor that will let you
effectively manage your PDF documents and make alterations to them.

Opening PDF Documents or Images

The interface of Movavi PDF Editor is tabbed and somewhat resembles a browser, and when
you launch it you’ll be in a new tab. To open a PDF document or image all you need to do is
click on the ‘Open File’ button and select it, or drag and drop the file into the frame as
indicated.

If you want to merge two or more PDF documents and open them for editing you can click
on the ‘Merge Files’ button instead. Once you do you can click on the ‘Select Files’ button to
add the PDF documents that you want to merge then drag them around so that they are in
the right order and click ‘Merge’.

Editing PDF Documents

After you’ve opened up a PDF document in Movavi PDF Editor you can take advantage of its
features to edit it in a number of different ways. The tools that it has available will enable
you to:

  • Add, delete or rearrange the order of pages within a PDF document.
  • Copy and paste pages to duplicate existing pages or move them from one PDF
    document to another.
  • Rotate pages individually or by selecting several to rotate at once.
  • Insert JPG or PNG images into PDF documents and adjust their size or position.
  • Extract specific pages from PDF documents to save as a separate PDF file.
  • Save PDF pages as JPG or PNG images, or vice versa.

Overall the features in Movavi PDF Editor should be able to cater to most of your needs due
to how versatile they are. In particular you will be able to append additional pages to PDFs,
split and extract content from PDF documents, add signatures or stamps, or even compile
your own PDF documents consisting of documents exported from Word, Excel, AutoCAD or
other software as PDF files.

Due to its user-friendly approach, it won’t take you long to familiarize yourself with the
features in Movavi PDF Editor and figure out how each one of them works. In most cases it
will just take a click or two for you to make the alterations that you need to your
documents.

Suffice to say Movavi PDF Editor will make it easy to edit PDF files, and now that you know
how it works you should give it a try and take its features for a spin so that you can see what
they’re capable of.

How to SFTP your Google Computer Engine in Dreamweaver 2017

It is very strange that I can not use my private/public key pair to connect my VPS on Google Computer Engine. Although I can SFTP to the same VPS with same keys in Filezilla client, and PuTTY client.

I did a lot of try. At the last I found it is because I make the keys by PuTTY Key Generator program.

My PuTTY programs are the latest version 0.70.

It is the solution to tell you how to SFTP to Google Computer Engine in Dreamweaver 2017, or even Dreamweaver 2018.

Step 1, Generate public/private key pair

Run Git Bash terminal window.

I want to make the key by my name, binghuiyin

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -C "binghuiyin"

Then it will ask for the location of the keys. I prefer to have them in d:/gce-key/ folder.

It will also ask for the passphrase. So I entered my password.

Done, I have two files in the d:/gce-key/

binghuiyin is the private key.

binghuiyin.pub is the public key.

ssh-keygen generate keys

 

 

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Google makes a new Gmail Face

Gmail, one of the world’s most popular email services. I used it for more than thirteen years. It has major changes on the look and some real new features.

Now it looks more flatter. You know Google’s Material Design schema. It looks like a new design of the theme.

The default look shows the attachment in the email list.

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.15

Today, I upgrade my Calibre to 3.15, which is released on Jan 5.

New features v3.15

  • Browser viewer: Allow customizing what information is displayed in the header and footer areas. Access Preferences from the viewer controls to change.
  • Add support for MTP devices on FreeBSD
  • ToC editor: Add more case changing operations to the right click menu
  • Content server: Redirect pre 2.x book URLs to new 3.x URLs via a JavaScript redirect
  • Content server: Allow opening entries in the book list in a new tab via middle click/right click
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to exclude some fields when using the Edit metadata->Copy/paste actions
  • Linux: Allow using calibre-tray.png in the calibre resources folder to override the system tray icon.

New features v3.14

  • User manual: A new quick reference primer for regular expression syntax https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/regexp_quick_reference.html
  • Content server: Allow viewing the book metadata while reading a book. In the viewer controls, tap Goto and then Metadata to see the metadata.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Bulk metadata edit: Allow choosing the algorithm used for changing the case of titles
  • Get books: The koobe.pl store plugin has now become the Swiat Ebookow store plugin
  • Allow Copy/paste of book metadata from the main book list. Right click the Edit metadata button to access these actions.
  • Allow disabling the confirmation popup when opening the containing folder of many books at once.

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Extend VirutalBox disk of Ubuntu 16.04

I have a VM using VirtualBox on Windows 10. The VM was created last year. Now I feel it is too small.  I am going to increased the disk without damaging the data on it.

The basic information of the VM.

  • It is Ubuntu 16.04 server mode. It means no GUI installed.
  • The original disk size is 8GB.
  • VDI disk file.
  • LVM file system was used when I installed the VM.
  • Windows 10 pro (15063.674 build) is the host system.
  • VirtualBox 5.1.28 when I do the following.

I am going to increased the disk size from 8Gb to 12GB.

Step 1: Increase the vdi file.

D:\VirtualBox VM>"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxmanage" modifyhd "ubuntu 16.04.vdi" --resize 12000
0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%

Step 2: Use Gparted CD image to modify the size of partition.

  • Download the latest verion of Gparted v0.30 iso file.
  • Attached the iso file to storage of the VM.
  • Start the VM.
  • Using default option of Gparted tool.
  • The following screen shown in the VM terminal window.

partition with the lockThere are two locks on the partitions, sda2 and sda5.

I have to unlock them first.  Highlight the sda5, right-click and choose Deactivate.

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.7

Now, Calibre is not upgraded every week.  Let me have a look at the new releases.

New features of Calibre 3.7

  • Allow searching for books in a virtual library using a new ‘vl:’ prefix
  • Server: Show file sizes in the tooltips for the download buttons.
  • Server: Reduce the grid view minimum cover thumbnail size from 150px to 105px
  • Narrow layout: Fix wasted space to the left of the comments in the Book details panel

New features of Calibre 3.6

  • Linux: Use native file dialogs via zenity or kdialog, if available
  • Copy to library: Add an action to show a dialog that allows for easy selection of libraries for copy/move. Useful when there are a large number of libraries to choose from.
  • Server: Allow deleting a downloaded book from the “Browse all downloaded books” screen

 

New features of Calibre 3.5

  • Server: Add a new ‘custom’ mode for the book list, where you can specify exactly what metadata fields are displayed, via a template (see Preferences->Sharing over the net->Book list template)
  • Speed up HTML parsing by an order of magnitude, by switching from html5lib to html5-parser
  • Add support for touch screens to the main calibre book list. You can now flick to scroll, tap to select and double-tap to view books.
  • Server: Add an option to ban IP addresses if there are too many failed login attempts
  • calibre-debug: Change the –explode-book action to only create the exploded directory and not rebuild the file. Add a new –implode-book action to rebuild the file, separately.
  • Book details panel: Add Manage authors/series/tags/etc. to the menu when right clicking on the item
  • Kobo driver: Update for new firmware

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.0

It is a big upgrade. New version serials, starting 3.x.

Calibre 3.0 is released on June 16, 2017. Calibre 2.x is starting almost two years ago.

What is New in Calibre 3.0?

  • The new Content server
    • You can start the Content server by clicking the Connect/share button in calibre. Then just open up a browser and type http://localhost:8080 in the address bar. You will see a list of calibre libraries. Click on one and browse the books. Click on a book and you will have the option to read or download it.
  • Support for High Resolution (Retina) screens
  • Support for icon themes and a new default icon set
  • Conversion to Microsoft Word (DOCX)
  • Backwards incompatibilities

 

 

Here is the list of new features for Calibre 3.0:

  • For details on the major changes in calibre between 2.0 and 3.0, see https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/twelve
  • A completely re-written Content server with support for reading books in-browser on your phone/tablet. Also works in offline mode.
  • Support for high resolution (Retina screens)
  • A new splash screen to celebrate the release of calibre 3
  • Minor tweaking of the main user interface to emphasize the core features

 

Download 64bit Windows version Calibre here https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows64

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