I recently imported an ebook as an EPUB file. LingQ 5.0 formatted it with paragraph breaks every few words, making it very difficult to select a phrase or multiple words. Is there an easy way to remove this formatting?
I made a tutorial about adding epub ebooks to Lingq recently.
To be fair, I never use the import function for ebooks as I find the formatting gets very messy.
Instead I do the following:
- Ensure the DRM is removed from your ebook.
- Open your epub file with a Chrome extension (I personally use EpubPup - the one with a cute dog icon)
- Copy and paste your text directly in Lingq using Ctrl Shift + V
It should prevent these annoying line breaks from popping up all over your text.
Where have you made this tutorial?
Btw, I always import ebooks in .txt.
It is actually a topic I created on this forum about adding Google Play Books to Lingq. Although I mention a Firefox extension in the OP, the same result can be achieved with the Chrome extension I talked about above.
This is the link you are referring to: [Tutorial] How To Import Google Play Books On Lingq - Lan...
What’s the benefit compared to importing on LingQ via .txt?
When you download Google Play Books, they come in two formats only : PDF and EPUB.
I have found PDFs a nightmare to import as the formatting is all over the place.
I prefer dealing with EPUB directly to avoid having to do the file conversion and avoid messing up the formatting and losing precious time.
It makes sense. PDFs are indeed not so easy to deal with depending on how they are formatted. I don’t know about EPUB, for now.
The only way to do that at the moment is to manually edit paragraphs on the Edit Lesson page.