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