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This page covers multiple topics relating to the EPUB free/open e-book format as it relates to LibreOffice and The Document Liberation Project.

What is EPUB?

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EPUB, (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub.

EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. EPUB also supports fixed-layout content. The format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale. It supersedes the Open eBook standard.

EPUB and the Document Liberation Project

See the DLP page for the current status of EPUB support in the DLP libraries.

Converting ODF to EPUB

For some in-depth tests covering multiple tools, please see

In LibreOffice, there's currently an enhancement request: tdf#33226 - [FILEOPEN/FILESAVE] EPUB Documents. If that support is implemented, export directly from LibreOffice will probably become the best method for ODT to EPUB conversion.

LibreOffice Documentation in EPUB format

As of April 2014, our Documentation/Publications are largely not available in EPUB format. This may change in the future, please check the Publications page for more up-to-date information.