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asked 2013-01-22 06:38:46 +0100

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As more and more presentations are more about reading on an eReader I have moved to Calibre however given the wealth of support, general offices document design, and that ePub3 supports many ODF type features I was wondering if more had been done to support ePub3? This would go a long way into pushing LibreOffice into the lime light. It would allow for fully integrating all of what LibreOffice would have to offer into one output and would allow for the creation of a richer more vibrant publication.

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What is the added benefit that ePub3 gives? (Please, no link, just a very short description in your own words.)

Joe1234 gravatar imageJoe1234 ( 2013-01-22 07:43:00 +0100 )edit

Interesting note: Calibre does not (officially) support ePub3. Apparently ePub3 is basically an epub wrapper + HTML5, so Calibre handles the files pretty well, however the support is a happy coincidence, says the developers.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-22 09:36:33 +0100 )edit
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Maybe Ansur should contact the maintainer of the Writer2ePub extension for LibO/OO? http://lukesblog.it/writer2epub

Joe1234 gravatar imageJoe1234 ( 2013-01-22 12:44:40 +0100 )edit

ePuB3 is the future, not the present. If you want to prepare the future, go ahead.

RobertC gravatar imageRobertC ( 2013-10-12 19:42:34 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-02-06 05:02:12 +0100

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Hi @Ansur,

I was wondering if more had been done to support ePub3? This would go a long way into pushing LibreOffice into the lime light. It would allow for fully integrating all of what LibreOffice would have to offer into one output and would allow for the creation of a richer more vibrant publication.

Based on what I've gathered, there's been no active work in LibreOffice to support ePub3. It's possible that ePub3 export will be a valuable asset in the future, but in most cases (e.g. eReaders), export to HTML or PDF works well enough.

If you'd like to see ePub3 support, feel free to file an enhancement bug and provide as much information as possible. The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker.

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In June 2014, David Tardon has commenced work on developing an EPUB generator. Similar question "It is time to add ePub export/import besides pdf export/import, isn't it?" from November 2013 is also related.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-06-27 03:40:19 +0100 )edit
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answered 2013-10-12 19:41:13 +0100

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There is an extension which allows to create EPUB3 files. Works more or less. Please look at this site : http://elaix.org/ Personally, I would stay on the EPUB2 format until some good EPUB3 readers are available (Readium works, but its interface is horrible). The great advantage of this latter format resides in the excellent open source software you can use with, like Calibre or Sigil.

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