Save a web page/selection as an eBook (.epub format) - a Chrome/Firefox/Opera Web Extension
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README.md

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Save a web page/selection as an eBook (.epub format) - a Chrome/Firefox/Opera Web Extension

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How to install it

From Chrome Web Store

or manually (tested on v. 52.0.2743.116)

1. Navigate to chrome://extensions/
2. Load unpacked extension ...
3. Select the extension's directory

From Firefox Add-ons

or manually (tested on v. 50.0a2)

1. Navigate to about:debugging
2. Load temporary add-on ...
3. Select the extension's directory

Opera (tested on v. 39.0.2256.48)

1. Navigate to opera:extensions
2. Load unpacked extension ...
3. Select the extension's directory

Convert .epub to .mobi

sudo apt-get install calibre
ebook-convert "book.epub" "book.mobi"

Default Keyboard Shortcuts

NOTE These shortcuts are not fixed and the browser will assign a different shortcut if the default one is taken

Shortcut Description
Alt + Shift + 1 Save current page as eBook
Alt + Shift + 2 Save current selection as eBook
Alt + Shift + 3 Add current page as chapter
Alt + Shift + 4 Add current selection as chapter

How to change the default Shortcuts

in Chrome:

1. Navigate to chrome://extensions/
2. Scroll down
3. Click on Keyboard shortcuts

Added in v1.3.4

  • Fix for MathML - the rendered expression is too large (Issue #26)
  • Add translation in Russian (thanks to @ Emil Khalikov) & Brazilian Portuguese (thanks to @welksonramos)

Added in v1.3

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Simplified tool bar menu
  • Misc bug fixes

Added in v1.2.2

  • fixed & & issue in title; Issue # 10

Added in v1.2.1

  • support for hr/br html tags

Added in v1.2

  • BETA: Support for CSS
  • BETA: Create / edit custom Styles
  • No errors from EPUB Validator (http://validator.idpf.org/) + this should fix the Google Play upload issue

Added in v1.1

  • Chapter Editor: option to save changes
  • Chapter Editor: option to remove all chapters
  • persist Chapter Editor changes & chapters after generating an eBook or after a browser restart

To-Do

  • make the Custom Style Editor more user friendly
  • support backup / restore for Custom Styles
  • DONE fix all 'epubcheck' errors (https://github.com/IDPF/epubcheck)
  • clean & optimize code
  • create tests
  • support other formats (mobi, pdf etc.)
  • show confirmations (ui/ux)
  • display errors (ui/ux)
  • DONE support custom style
  • add 'remove from ebook' right click menu action

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