Calibre 2.28 released with conversion of ebook format to Microsoft Word

Calibre 2.28 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new feature which supports conversion of text styles, images, lists, tables, embedded fonts, etc. Produces DOCX files compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer.

Calibre 2.28 changelog

New Features

  • Add keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Right, Ctrl+Left) to switch between virtual library tabs.
  • When sending email using GMX pause for five minutes between books, to prevent GMX from blocking the account. The delay can be configured via Preferences->Tweaks

Bug Fixes

  • Open With: Fix application icons in XDG_DATA_HOME on linux not being found and fix unhandled error when choosing non-executable files as applications.
  • AZW3 Output: Remove duplicate anchors to workaround some Kindle renderers using the last occurrence of an anchor as the target instead of the first.
  • Fix language definition on body tag being ignored during conversion
  • Edit book: When importing multiple files into the book, import them in the order sorted by their filenames instead of in random order
  • E-book viewer: Fix print to pdf not working on some windows systems with non-ascii usernames and non-utf-8 system locales. Also make the print to pdf dialog a little easier to use.
  • Edit Book: Fix TOC editor window not remembering its last used size

Improved news sources

  • Field and Stream
  • Linux Magazine
  • Brand Eins
  • Courrier International
  • Wired Magazine
  • The Onion

Install Calibre 2.28 on Ubuntu OS

sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"
 
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