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Is it possible to read .epub document in LibreOffice?

asked 2019-07-03 10:19:54 +0200

Pranav Bbhattarai gravatar image

Apparently, we do have "writer2epub.oxt" but it seems useless if you want to read. They made it for export purpose only.

Or am I missing something?

Do I need to "feature request" in Bugzilla order to get native support to read epub documents?

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What is the requirement to use a full featured document processor to show specific formats for reading only? There are specialized programs for that purpose and it would be a waste of developer resources to implement a feature like that. I wouldn't support such enhancement request.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-07-03 12:36:47 +0200 )edit

@Opaque ok than, what's the point of further development? Is it because .epub is unpopular and pdf is popular?

Pranav Bbhattarai gravatar imagePranav Bbhattarai ( 2019-07-03 15:29:43 +0200 )edit

I'm not a developer of LibreOffice and if you feel this is a valid requirement you are welcome to create an enhancement request here. Though I won't discuss here, since this is a Q&A site, my opinion got nothing to do with "pro PDF" and "contra EPUP" or their respective popularity. The same reason for I don't use LO for reading PDFs, I just wouldn't use it for reading EPUPs. I just don't see any reason for using a software designed to create documents of various types (and (!!!) exporting to exchange formats like PDF and EPUB) just as a reader.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-07-03 16:00:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-04-11 12:47:39 +0200

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updated 2020-04-11 12:49:26 +0200

If you only want to convert epub to pdf. Just use Calibre e-book manager, it does the job just fine.
If you need to import the epub to libreoffice to modify the contents, use calibre to convert epub to rtf format and then import within Libreoffice.
I know that is not the ideal solution, but it works.

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answered 2020-01-04 19:52:27 +0200

It is a fact that there are other software specifically developed to read epub files. The advantage of having LibreOffice doing the same, would be to open a file as epub and save it in a different format such as pdf or even as a document, if it only contains characters.

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