Currently Viewing Posts Tagged calibre

Upgrade to Calibre 1.37 from 1.33

Calibre 64bit has new 1.37 release.


New Features of 1.37

  • Edit Book: Live spell checking in the code view. Now spelling errors are highlighted in the code view for convenient correction as you type. This can be turned off via Preferences->Editor.
  • E-book viewer: When using the tap and hold gesture on a touchscreen, allow lookup of the word currently under the finger in the dictionary or online.
  • Edit Book: Allow putting the editor into replace mode by pressing the Insert key
  • Content server: Add more descriptive titles to the OPDS feeds, where possible.
  • Edit Book: Update the Table of Contents view automatically when the ncx file is edited.
  • Edit book: Insert tag button: Allow entering attributes along with the tag name to make it easy to repeatedly insert, for example, <span class=’special’></span>.
  • Windows driver for Woxter Scriba 190.
  • Edit Book: Add an entry to the context menu of the preview panel to open external URLs when a link is right clicked on

New Features of 1.36

  • Edit Book: A new tool to filter style information (Tools->Filter style information). Useful to easily remove some CSS properties from the entire book.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for cross references. Cross references that are used to insert hyperlinks are now converted into hyperlinks in the output document. Features to insert paragraph/page numbers are not supported.
  • Add support for viewing kepub files in the calibre viewer, by treating them as plain epub files
  • Edit book: In the Insert Link tool show a few words of text alongside the location anchor name, to make it easier to know what a location is
  • Manage user dictionaries: Allow copying all selected words by right clicking them and choosing ‘Copy to clipboard’.
  • Content server: Make .ibook format files available in OPDS feeds
  • Edit book: Allow copying the list of errors from the Check Book tool to the clipboard by right clicking on the list of errors
  • Book polishing: If the books being polished have an ORIGINAL_EPUB/AZW3 format, warn the user that polishing will use it as the source and ask for confirmation.

New Features of 1.35

  • Edit Book: Redesign the syntax highlighter to improve performance for large documents and extended editing sessions.
  • Edit book: Make cursor movement smooth by not highlighting matching tags while the cursor is moving. Only match highlighting tags if the cursor stays still for a time.
  • Spellcheck dialog: Indicate whether a word is ignored in the Misspelled column
  • Spellcheck dialog: Pressing Ctrl+C on the words list copies only selected words, regardless of current cell
  • Add a copy to clipboard action to the context menu for the spell check dialog
  • Edit book: Fix save button incorrectly disabled after a failed save

New Features of 1.34

  • E-book viewer: When in flow mode, handle swiping on the touchscreen differently. Swiping now scrolls line by line in flow mode instead of page by page. If you wish to scroll page by page in flow mode, tap instead of swiping.
  • Conversion: Preserve all guide entries that are of a type present in the EPUB 2.0 specification. These entries are used by newer Kindle readers to populate the Go To jump list
  • When adding MOBI files if the author name is in LN, FN format, auto change it to FN LN format, as the MOBI format has no author sort field. This behavior can be disabled by setting Preferences->Tweaks->Author sort name algorithm to copy.
  • Spellcheck: When checking French text list all words that have the same stem as a single word. So j’aime and aime are listed as a single word.
  • Spell check: Add a context (right click) menu that allows for quick operations on all selected words
  • Manage user dictionaries: Add a button to import a list of words in bulk into the user dictionary
  • Spell check dialog: Allow sorting words case sensitively

Upgrade to Calibre 1.33 from 1.27


New Features of 1.33

  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling

    The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool checks spellings in all HTML/OPF/NCX files in the book, taking into account any language declarations in the book, so that it will work correctly on multi-lingual books as well. The code is very new, so there may well be bugs. As you type spell checking is not yet implemented.

  • Kobo driver: Support firmware version 3.3
  • Device driver for Tolino Vision on windows

New Features of 1.32

  • Fetch news: Allow automatically creating custom news sources by importing OPML files. Many RSS news reader programs can export their list of RSS feeds in the OPML format.
  • Conversion: When inserting metadata as a jacket page, alter the font sizes in the jacket so that the sizes match the sizes used in the rest of the book. Also pretty print the generated jacket HTML.
  • Allow searching for books by id and uuid using the id: and uuid: prefixes
  • Allow specifying arbitrary colors for column coloring rules

New Features of 1.31

  • DOCX Input: Support for converting indexes created using the Word Index tool. The entries in the index are automatically converted into links pointing to the indexed locations.
  • AZW3 Output: Add support for converting documents with very large table of contents (with more than 2000 entries).
  • Edit Book: Add a button to easily insert HTML tags. Useful if you want to quickly surround selected text with an arbitrary tag. You can right click the button to get a list of recently used tags.
  • Driver for Tolino Vision (OS X/Linux only).
  • Edit book: Allow editing SVG files as raw XML

New Features of 1.30

  • Cover Browser: Add an option to show covers with their original aspect ratio instead of resizing them all to have the same width and height. Option is in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser.
  • PDF Output: Enable using javascript inside header and footer templates
  • Edit Book: When generating an inline ToC add a class attribute to all <ul> tags to make it easy to style a particular level of the ToC
  • Use abstract named sockets on linux for IPC, to avoid use of temp files for sockets
  • Drivers for the N800 and N950 Nokia MeeGo tablets
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Allow saving normal mode searches as well
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Add import/export functionality
  • calibredb add: Add option to specify language when adding books

New Features of 1.29

  • Edit Book: Add support for saved searches. Click Search->Saved Searches to bring up a dialog where you can create and manage saved searches
  • Edit Book: New tool to specify semantics in EPUB books (semantics are items in the guide such as preface, title-page, dedication, etc.). To use it, go to Tools->Set Semantics
  • Edit Book: Preview panel: Add a copy selected text action to the context menu
  • Edit Book: When inserting hyperlinks, allow specifying the text for the hyperlink in the insert hyperlink dialog

New Features of 1.28

  • Edit Book: Add a tool to easily insert hyperlinks (click the insert hyperlink button on the toolbar)
  • Edit book: Add a tool to easily open a file inside the book for editing by just typing a few characters from the file name. To use it press Ctrl+T in the editor or go to Edit->Quick open a file to edit’
  • Edit book: Allow disabling the completion popups for the search and replace fields. Right click on the search/replace field to enable/disable the completion popup
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to control the maximum text height in full screen. Note that it only works if the viewer is in paged mode (which is the default mode).
  • Show the search expression for the virtual library in a tooltip when hovering over the tab for the virtual library.
  • Book details panel: Show author URL in a tooltip when hovering over author names
  • Kobo driver: Update to handle updated Kobo firmware

Download 64bit Calibre

Upgrade to Calibre 1.27.0 from 1.19

I upgrade my Calibre installation from v1.19 to v1.27. A lot of new features added since Calibre 1.19. The following is the new features from v1.20.

New Features of 1.27

  • An option to add multiple books from inside a ZIP or RAR file. Right click the Add Books button and choose ‘Add multiple books from archive’.
  • Database backend: Make the database backend more robust when the calibre library is placed on flaky filesystems. Now when an I/O error occurs while writing to the database, the connection to the database is closed and re-opened and the operation is retried.
  • DJVU Input: Speedup extraction of text from DJVU files by implementing the BZZ decoder algorithm in C


New Features of 1.26

  • Edit Book: Allow direct importing of HTML or DOCX files as new books without doing a full conversion. Use File->Import HTML or DOCX to import a file as a new EPUB book with minimal changes from the original.
  • Linux binary installer: Various improvements to the binary installer. It now creates an un-installer (calibre-uninstall) that will remove all files created by the installer. It also no longer asks for the installation directory. If you wish to change that, you need to specify it in the installation command itself. Also the installer is now downloaded securely via HTTPS from github and verifies the signature of the installed files. Finally, it can be used to create an isolated install, that only makes changes to files in the installation directory and does not require root privileges.
  • Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
  • Edit book: Add an option to automatically beautify individual files whenever they are opened for editing. Look under ‘Editor Settings’ in the Edit Book Preferences.
  • Bulk metadata download: When reviewing downloaded metadata allow hiding the controls on the comments box by right clicking in the comments area. Useful on smaller screens.
  • E-book viewer: When displaying metadata for the book, also display custom column metadata

Continue reading “Upgrade to Calibre 1.27.0 from 1.19”

Upgrade to Calibre 1.19

It is time to memo the new features of Calibre 1.19.

New Features of 1.19

  • Edit book: A new tool to insert special characters into the text, available via Edit->Insert special character. Supports all unicode characters (over 60,000 of them). See
  • Edit book: When searching for text in the editor, center the found text on screen
  • Driver for teXet TB-146SE.
  • Edit book: Show tooltips in the File Browser for ‘special’ files, such as the cover, opf, ncx, etc.
  • Edit book: When checking book, check for entries in the OPF whose mimetype does not match the file extension.

New Features of 1.18

  • Add an option to control how completion works when editing authors/tags/series/etc.By default, when completing items, calibre will show you all the candidates that start with the text you have already typed. You can instead have it show all candidates that contain the text you have already typed. To do this, go to Preferences->Tweaks->Completion mode. For example, if you type asi it will now match both Asimov and Quasimodo, whereas the default behavior would match only Asimov.
  • Edit book: Add a check for too large HTML files when running the check book tool.
  • Conversion: Sort the CSS rules in the output stylesheet using a ‘natural’ sort algorithm, so that calibre2 sorts before calibre10.
  • Cybook Orizon driver: Upload cover thumbnails in the correct format and add an option to control what directory books are sent to on the SD card
  • Portable installer: Do not ask the user for confirmation when upgrading an existing installation during an automated install
  • Linux/OS X driver for Trekstor Pyrus LED
  • Driver for Tagus Lux 

Continue reading “Upgrade to Calibre 1.19”

Upgrade to Calibre 1.15

Calibre released 1.15. Here is the new features below from 1.12


New Features of 1.15

  • A new book editor, capable of editing files in the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formatsRight click on any book in calibre and choose ‘Edit Book’, to edit e-books in the EPUB and AZW3 formats. The new editor allows you to edit the HTML/CSS and images inside the ebooks in a seamless fashion, with live preview of your changes and many helpful automated tools for checking the book for errors, editing the table of contents, merging, splitting, bulk renaming and so on. See for more details and help using the new editor. Note that the editor is a completely new codebase and is still being actively developed, so expect a few bugs and many new features in the near future. However, the editor as it stands is extremely useable and useful today. Note that it replaces the old ‘Tweak Book’ feature in calibre. If you want the old Tweak Book back, it has been renamed to ‘Unpack Book’, you can go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it back. Happy holidays!
  • Edit metadata dialog: In the tag editor, allow easy filtering of the lists of available and applied tags.
  • Driver for Onyx Boox C65. 

New Features of 1.14

  • Edit metadata dialog: Add the ability to trim covers manually, if automatic trimming is not satisfactory.
  • You can now show any metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, not just title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • Allow searching for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog
  • Kobo driver: Allow sending kepubs to older kobo devices as well, also add support for firmware 3.1
  • Allow viewer plugins to customize the viewer’s user interface

New Features of 1.13

  • Edit metadata dialog: Facilitate editing the authors for books that have a large number of authors, by using a dedicated ‘Edit authors’ tool, which you can launch by right clicking the authors in the edit metadata dialog and selecting ‘Edit authors’.
  • Conversion: Fix specifying shorthand properties in filter css not working. Now all shorthand properties automatically filter out all the properties they are shorthand for.
  • Kobo driver: support new firmware version 3.0.1
  • Wireless device driver: Cache metadata on a per device basis.Allows for using different cover thumbnail sizes on different devices. Will force device to resend all metadata the first time it is connected after this upgrade.

Upgrade to Calibre 1.12.0

Here is the new features of Calibre 1.12.0

New Features

  • Auto adding: Option to add files of all types, not just ebooks. You can now tell calibre to auto add all file types, instead of just known ebooks via Preferences->Adding books->Automatic adding.
  • Quick view: Show the title/author/series columns in the same order as in the main book list.
  • Update Kobo driver to allow sending kepubs
  • Allow right clicking on covers to copy them in the metadata cover download dialog.

Continue reading “Upgrade to Calibre 1.12.0”

Upgrade Calibre v1.10

This is a new version of Calibre, eBook Manager software.

I like to put the upgrade news here, because I like this software. It is free and compatible with most of the ebook devices in the market.

New Features

  • Conversion: Treat .docm the same as .docx files, ignoring any macros in the file.Closes tickets:
  • EPUB Output: Auto convert CMYK images to RGB. Works around the inability of Adobe Digital Editions to display CMYK images.Closes tickets:
  • Quickview: Add a checkbox to lock the quickview window so that it does not change while moving around in the main book list

Continue reading “Upgrade Calibre v1.10”

Upgrade Calibre v 1.9.0

New Features of Calibre v1.9.0

  • Drivers for the new Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad and Kindle Fire HDX (linux)
  • Add an option to check for duplicates (books with the same title/author) when copying between libraries. Option is under Preferences->Adding books.
  • Content server: Display book title on details page. Also put the most important fields (authors/series/tags) at the top.
  • When developing recipes using the command line, allow specifying the number of feeds and articles when using the –test parameter.
  • PDF Output: Option to control title of generated Table of Contents
  • PDF metadata: If one of the keywords in the PDF is a valid ISBN, use it as the ISBN for the book

Continue reading “Upgrade Calibre v 1.9.0”

Upgrade Calibre to 1.8.0

New Features of 1.8.0

  • DOCX Input: Support linked (as opposed to embedded) images, if the linked image is found on the local computer.
  • FB2 Input: Add support for note and cite back references. Link pairs of type=”note” and type=”cite” now automatically generate the correct back reference.
  • When automerging books during during an add, include the author as well as the title in the report of merged books.
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9) breaks connecting to iTunes and iBooks on iOS devices. For more details see:

Continue reading “Upgrade Calibre to 1.8.0”

Upgrade Calibre to 1.7.0

It is time to get upgrade from Calibre 1.4.0 to 1.7.0.

New Features of 1.7.0

  • Cover grid: Allow using images as the background for the cover grid. To choose an image, go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • An option to mark newly added books with a temporary mark. Option is in Preferences->Adding books.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow turning off the cover size displayed in the bottom right corner of the cover by right clicking the cover and choosing ‘Hide cover size’. It can be restored the same way.

Continue reading “Upgrade Calibre to 1.7.0”

  • Archives