See also Jutoh Release Notes for detailed information about new releases.
Jutoh 2.56: improved image import, new line spacing option
January 18th, 2017
This release has a number of improvements to ODT and DOCX import, improving image layout where possible.
By default, Jutoh no longer imports relative positioning for floating images, thereby removing
Kindlegen warnings. ODT and DOCX import also now takes duplicate images into account, optimizing ebook files when combined
with the configuration option "Use specified image file names".
Line spacing warnings are now dealt with more easily by means of the "Generate line spacing" configuration option,
to eliminate all line spacing (recommended by the Kindle formatting guide) without laboriously editing the content.
There are various other improvements and bug fixes. For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.56, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.56 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.55: import and tip prompt bug fixes
January 10th, 2017
Sorry, a bug crept into 2.54 when notifying the user that further tips are available when Reporting is set to Medium.
Jutoh now correctly reports the number of further tips.
Also, Jutoh improves Word import where automatic heading numbering is no longer erroneously enabled, and
fixes a problem importing from ODT where floating images (left or right aligned) were not imported as floating.
You can get 2.55 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.54: spell check refinement, indeterminate alignment fix
January 6th, 2017
Welcome to the first release of 2017!
The new Ignore styles when spell checking option in Project Properties/Options allows you to
specify which paragraphs should be ignored when spell checking, for example code examples.
In HTML, Epub and Kindle generation, indeterminate justification now omits the text-align property
in order for non-publisher settings to work better in some readers.
Previously, the use of the 'initial' value for this property meant that the defaults,
such as the default justification in Kindle readers, were not always applied.
KB 0039 has been updated to describe alignment behaviour on difference platforms.
When copying documents between projects, styles that are used in the document but are not present
in the destination project's current style sheet, are added to the style sheet.
As usual, there are further small bug fixes, including a crash when clicking on some tip links.
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.54, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.54 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.53: further tips, Find and Replace from Start, and more
December 29th, 2016
In the last release of 2016, we've added more compilation tips to highlight areas where formatting
could be improved. These are: cover and other images that may be excessively large;
the presence of line spacing; the use of large amounts of direct formatting; accidental line breaks;
predominantly non-standard text size; and embedded fonts that are not used in the book content.
New KB articles have been added to accompany the tips.
When using Find and Replace, it can be tedious to manually reset the search position back to the
start of the project, so there is now a Find and Replace from Start (Ctrl+D) command to do this
quickly. We have also added a Go to Project Start (Ctrl+Alt+Home) command to make it easier to start editing
or reviewing from the top of the first document.
ODT import for documents with a very large number of styles (such as those exported from a Word document)
has been improved so that duplicate styles are discarded, resulting in faster import and smaller
and more efficient projects.
You can now bulk-remove direct font formatting in paragraphs as well as spans of text, via the Document
As usual, there are a few minor bug fixes too. For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.53, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.53 from the Download page.
Have a happy and even more productive 2017!
Jutoh 2.52: new output format CBZ, and further error reporting improvements
December 13th, 2016
We've been struggling with a dilemma: how to give further information about potential formatting improvements
in your projects, without overwhelming you with loads of scary-looking errors and warnings that you feel obliged
to act on. The solution is to introduce a third category of message: the 'tip'. Issues such as hard-wired colours,
and using blank paragraphs for spacing, are reported as tips and these can be hidden by setting the reporting level to 'medium' (the default).
To make you aware that tips exist, you will be prompted the first time there are hidden messages.
You can set the Reporting control under the error list to low (errors only), medium (errors and warnings) or high (all messages).
We will be adding further tips in future releases so you can be warned about areas
that can be improved before uploading your book.
Another new feature in Jutoh 2.52 is the ability to output a fixed layout project to CBZ, which is a zip archive of images used by
comic viewers. Enable this by adding a CBZ configuration to your project (added by default to new projects).
You can also import a CBZ file, which is a handy way to start a Jutoh project if you already have a bunch of images
for your pages. So you can use one image per page, or if you have complex pages with multiple text and image objects,
Jutoh will merge these into a single image for each page. Jutoh can also split double-page spreads into individual
pages or merge individual pages into a single spread, just as for Epub and Kindle output.
As usual, there are a few minor bug fixes too. For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.52, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.52 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.51: improved error reporting
December 1st, 2016
Jutoh 2.51 adds a Details tab next to the Errors window, with the full error message, hint,
and links to the documentation. Where relevant, there are links to edit an option or style
to fix the error, so this should save time and frustration.
As usual, there are a few minor bug fixes too. For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.51, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.51 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.50: EpubCheck 4.0.1, a macOS Sierra fix, and colour checking
November 7th, 2016
Jutoh 2.50 now comes with the latest version of EpubCheck, 4.0.1, and a fix
for users running macOS Sierra (10.12) which broke the font selector dialog
in the 32-bit version of Jutoh.
This release also warns if your book has hard-wired colours - usually left over from accidental Word formatting -
which can cause your book to be rejected, as well as causing legibility problems when a customer changes the ereader's colour scheme.
As usual, there are a few minor bug fixes too. For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.50, please see the
release notes. You can get 2.50 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.49: section merging, bug fixes, new articles
October 17th, 2016
In this release, we've added a Notes tab to image, drawing, media and table objects as requested by a user;
sections can be subsumed into previous sections if needed, using the configuration option "Suppress section breaks";
string replacement is now done in custom CSS; and there are some bug fixes.
New KB articles include KB0224: How can I stop sections starting on a new page? and
KB0225: How can I switch off Kindle page flip so my Kindle Unlimited income is not reduced?
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.49, please see the release notes.
You can get 2.49 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.44: bug fixes, code generation improvements, new articles
July 8th, 2016
Highlights of this release include safer temporary editing for sync service users (Google Drive, Dropbox and so on);
improved table cell property editing; improved Windows shutdown behaviour; and 15 new searchable Knowledge Base articles including ones on image size and making a box set.
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.44, please see the release notes.
You can get 2.44 from the Download page.
Interview with Jutoh's creator, Julian Smart
June 7th, 2016
Check out author Ben Starling's interview with Julian.
How did it start? What is the origin of the name 'Jutoh'? Why is Julian obsessed with windows? All this and more.
Jutoh 2.36 introduces speech markup and code formatting
October 22nd, 2015
The most significant feature in this release is the new speech markup feature
that allows Jutoh to be used to produce high-quality audio files with text-to-speech engines
by specifying pronunciation, pitch, voice, pauses and many other aspects. Previous versions of
Jutoh had little control of the text except using a global pronunciation list.
There is a new lexicon document editor with import/export of standard PLS lexicon files;
a new speech palette in the Formatting Palette; a specialised speech object and editor;
and a new Speech Archive (.sparch) file format for distributing marked-up text that recipients
can turn into audio files.
Under the hood, Jutoh creates SSML, SAPI or Apple Speech Manager
files with the extra information, and feeds the files to text-to-speech engines of your choice.
Jutoh adds support for the excellent CereVoice range of voices,
and can drive an external CereVoice helper program on Windows, Linux and Mac to produce speech,
provided on our download page.
To complement the accessibility potential of speech markup, Jutoh adds a configuration option
Font size adjustment for increasing text size, making it very easy to add a configuration for creating large print documents.
See the Speech Markup page for more on this, including example files.
Jutoh 2.36 also adds a code formatting dialog with optional code colouring; improved Epub 3 import;
fixed layout Eub 3 import; and lots of smaller improvements and bug fixes.
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.36, please see the release notes.
You can get 2.36 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.33 fixes Save Snapshot and improves import
June 11th, 2015
This release fixes the command File | Save Snapshot in the event that the file being edited is located
in a file synchronisation folder. It also performs extra file recovery if Jutoh terminates abnormally
when editing such a file.
There are various import improvements, including ensuring that sections do not contain blank titles
and tolerating blank space before a heading (or multiple paragraphs using the same heading style in
the same section).
Problems with cross-referencing headings, and fixed layout editing and generation, have also been fixed.
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.33, please see the release notes.
You can get 2.33 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.31 adds 64-bit editions
May 22nd, 2015
Jutoh has always had a 64-bit Linux version, but now there are 64-bit Windows and Mac versions.
Most people won't be able to tell the difference between a 32-bit application and a 64-bit application,
but a 64-bit application has access to much more memory - useful for really huge Jutoh projects.
In addition, 2.31 brings some performance improvements when importing and compiling large projects,
and the number of document tabs can be limited for easier document management (and to avoid running out of resources
for large projects).
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.31, please see the release notes.
You can get 2.31 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.29 adds book uploading, cross-references, heading numbering, clip management, and much more
May 10th, 2015
This release has something for everyone!
- Upload ebooks to your device for quick testing with Book | Upload;
- insert dynamic cross-references, dates, variables, and other fields;
- number headings and figures automatically;
- insert captions for figures that can be cross-referenced;
- search for styles in the Styles tab;
- quickly insert a family of related fonts into your project for embedding, using the embedded font wizard;
- organise artwork, text fragments and fonts in the new Clips tab (project-specific or global);
- export fixed layout projects to ODT;
- trim extraneous whitespace from all of your images with the Crop images option in Document Cleanup
(useful when importing equation images from Word);
- many other fixes and improvements.
If you're a Raspberry Pi 2 owner, or thinking of getting one of these fun, tiny computers,
you can run Jutoh 2.29 on it - the first time Jutoh has run on an ARM processor.
Also, it's free on this platform! This opens Jutoh up to a wider audience of students, hobbyists and more.
Check out this screenshot. Carry your computing environment around with you; edit your books on your TV; enjoy writing with a completely silent computer!
That's when it's not serving as a picture frame, media centre, wireless file server, audio book reader, home automation kit, CCTV system
or whatever else you decide to do with your Pi.
For the full list of changes in Jutoh 2.29, please see here.
To quickly find information on individual features, type keywords into the Search Help field in the Jutoh toolbar.
You can get 2.29 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.28 adds bibliography tools
January 31st, 2015
Check out the new bibliography tools in Jutoh 2.28 - Jutoh can now read citations from DOCX and ODT files, and you can edit
bibliographic databases associated with projects. Generate a bibliography section formatted using scripts in the new bibliography formatting language,
which you can edit and test to get just the style you need. For more information about this, see the help topic "Building a bibliography",
or in the Jutoh book, Chapter 11: Working with Indexes.
Also in 2.28, text box fans can easily remove text boxes from around content and use box styles in shortcuts and favourites.
Plus renaming styles offers the option to update the project with the new style name. There are various other fixes and
improvements which are listed here.
You can get 2.28 from the Download page.
Jutoh 2.17 adds support for SVG and MathML
June 26th, 2014
Jutoh's newest feature is the drawing object, which gives the author the choice of outputting a bitmap, an SVG image, or
MathML code, depending on the target ebook format and platform. From the drawing object properties,
you can edit, import, export and preview the image. Edit your image or formula in a helper application, such as Inkscape, GIMP
or LibreOffice/OpenOffice Math, and reimport it into Jutoh with the click of a button. Copy formulae from a Word
document, or import a whole ODT document full of MathML or SVG images.
Jutoh 2.17 is available from the Download page.
All changes in this release are documented here.
Jutoh 2.15 and print-on-demand
May 26th, 2014
Jutoh 2.15 is available from the Download page, and adds the ability to export to ODT
with page styles, including headers and footers. A print-friendly table of contents is also generated
if you are using the advanced table of contents feature. So now you can export to ODT and create a PDF file
without needing to clean up the TOC and page styles every time - great for print-on-demand and other applications
needing a PDF file.
Jutoh 2.15 also introduces the Quick Convert command for importing existing word processor files without
having to step through the New Project wizard. A new project compression option helps keep the size of
your Jutoh projects down; table editing has been improved; conforming to Lulu requirements is now easier;
and a partial German translation has been added.
Other fixes and enhancements are documented here.
Jutoh 2 officially released
March 4th, 2014
Jutoh 2.10 is now the official Jutoh version. These are some of the many features that Jutoh 2 adds to Juth 1:
We think Jutoh 2 will make your ebook editing experience smoother and more enjoyable, as well as allowing
you to create the kinds of ebook that you couldn't before.
- tables and boxes import and creation;
- fixed layout ebook creation;
- floating images, text boxes and tables;
- the ability to synchronise narration with content by generating SMIL files (iBooks fixed layout and Epub 3);
- quick web browser preview of the current book section;
- advanced properties added to many dialogs, to allow more powerful HTML/Epub 3 output;
- tag objects allowing more advanced markup, supported by a new Object Palette;
- an Inspector Palette listing important aspects of your document, such as bookmarks and images;
- many document import and ebook generation improvements.
Head over to Downloads to get your copy of Jutoh 2.
Jutoh 2 Preview: now with tables and boxes!
November 25th, 2013
Progress on Jutoh 2 continues apace, and we're very pleased to say that we finally have table and text box support in place from Jutoh 2.06.
Jutoh 2 can import tables and text boxes from DOCX, ODT and HTML/Epub files, and export to HTML/Epub/Kindle and ODT files.
The Jutoh 2 preview release is now stable enough to be used in projects, so do give it a go.
The official release will be a free upgrade to all users early in 2014. We will retain acess to the older version.
Jutoh 2 Preview ready for download
March 23th, 2013
If you're feeling adventurous, you can now try out the Jutoh 2 preview release. The main feature added by Jutoh 2 is the
ability to create fixed layout ebooks, something that a lot of people have requested. We'll be releasing Jutoh 2 officially early in 2014.
Jutoh on CBS news!
December 13th, 2012
CBS's 'Sunday Morning' programme did a piece on self-publishing on 9th December;
at 1 minute 25s there are some shots of Jutoh helping the best-selling novelist
Stephanie Bond convert her books to Kindle format. Cool!
November 24th, 2012
In 1.60, we say goodbye to Windows 2000 support since we are now using a newer compiler that doesn't support it - let us know if that
is a problem for you. But W2K is now over 12 years and I think most people have upgraded. Version 1.60b0 is the last with support for Windows 2000, and can still be downloaded here
1.60 adds a new configuration property, "Use generic font names", which when disabled together with "Use font names", will remove all font names
from the ebook file. For Kindle users, this means that fonts can be customised, which is not the case when font names have been specified
in the book.
Several DOCX import glitches have been fixed, and a couple of Mac and Ubuntu bugs fixed.
For more details, please see What's New.
Jutoh 1.57 and the new formatting palette
October 3rd, 2012
Good news for style enthusiasts - Jutoh now has a formatting palette that has the capabilities of the current editing toolbar and much more.
The usual tools are on the Tools tab, and the available styles are shown in the Styles tab. Jutoh describes the style(s) at
the cursor to make it much easier to see what formatting has been applied to your document, and you can
easily apply and edit styles. Finally, the Favourites tab shows all your favourite commands, styles and symbols, ready to be applied
with a double-click.
There are many more features and bug fixes in Jutoh 1.57, including an iBooks image optimization, Epub 3 output fixes,
provision of the latest version EpubCheck, control of some Jutoh warnings in Advanced Settings, help window font customisation persistence,
and more. Please see What's New for details.
Jutoh 1.56 and DOCX import
August 22nd, 2012
At last, you can import directly from Microsoft Word XML (DOCX) files. If you have an older version of
Word, you can download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
which adds the ability to open and save DOCX files.
There are many more features and bug fixes in Jutoh 1.56, including improved Save As behaviour, cover design extraction after DOCX/ODT import,
the ability to insert SVG images, a justify toolbar button, new Document Cleanup colour removal options, and much more.
Please see What's New for details.
Jutoh 1.53 and Jutoh Plus
April 21st, 2012
We're very pleased to announce Jutoh Plus, a new edition of Jutoh especially for publishers
who have to deal with a large number of ebooks. The scripting facility will help import, create and modify ebooks without
interacting with the Jutoh GUI. You can upgrade to Jutoh Plus if this meets your needs,
and there's a new ebook documenting Jutoh Plus features: A Guide to Jutoh Plus.
Jutoh 1.53 is a free update that brings further benefits, including: a Copy Documents command to speed up copying between projects;
top and bottom margin configuration for Epub; a configuration option for suppressing hyphenation for specified styles;
further compilation warnings; a French translation thanks to French translation by Véran Desjardins;
and some bug fixes. See What's New for details.
We've also added some notes on Installing Kindlegen and Kindle Previewer, since
this can sometimes be the cause of frustration.
A new Jutoh for Kindle guide
January 4th, 2012
Happy New Year to all! Jon Donahue has written an excellent Formatting for Kindle.
This concise guide covers the basic aspects of formatting and shows off what Jutoh can do. Highly recommended.
Jutoh is now at version 1.43, with new features such as the ability to show hidden URLs in generated ODT files, the option
to open a file as read-only to stop accidental edits, and various new configuration properties for fine-tuning output.
1.38 release, and a new book
October 26th, 2011
We are very pleased to announce Jutoh 1.38, with new features including navigation controls for the HTML format,
so you can add your book to your web site. You can see this in action here. Other features include
assistance for installing Kindlegen, and better error handling (most errors can be diagnosed within Jutoh now).
For a full list of changes in this release, please see What's New.
We also excited to announce a free ebook that should help you get the most out of Jutoh: Creating Great Ebooks Using Jutoh.
It's packed with detailed advice on Jutoh features, how to troubleshoot problems with your book, how to install and configure Jutoh,
and how to market your book once you've got it finished. Feel free to distribute this book to your friends and colleagures.
The Jutoh book is of course written entirely within Jutoh, so it serves as an example of what's possible.
Jutoh on the CHIP Magazine cover disk
October 10th, 2011
The November edition of CHIP Magazine carries Jutoh on its cover DVD, so we hope
that with a circulation of 420,000 per month, this introduces Jutoh to a whole new set of authors.
September 23rd, 2010
Jutoh can now manage footnotes and alphabetical index entries - you can import these from an ODT file or create
them within Jutoh. A new Update Book command makes it easy to update your table of contents, endnotes and index all in one
go, and non-fiction authors in particular are going to save a lot of time creating these pages. Also in this release,
we have horizontal rules, easy Smashwords support through a ready-made configuration, better progress dialogs,
improvements in import, and various other small changes. I hope you like the new features!
For a full list of changes, please see What's New.
August 17th, 2010
I know it's only been a week since the last update, but 1.12 has loads of good stuff worth the upgrade.
I'm particularly pleased with the new Epub source viewer, which can be launched after you've found
errors in your Epub using EpubCheck. You can see the errors in context which should speed up
diagnosis of EpubCheck's rather obscure messages. There are performance improvements
and various bug fixes, and importing bookmarks and links now works in ODT.
For a full list of changes, please see What's New.
August 10th, 2010
In Version 1.11, importing from ODT and HTML has been improved, including
image resizing on import, better style naming, and better HTML link import. Various other bugs
have been fixed; for a full list of changes, please see What's New.
Jutoh reviewed in the Australian Financial Review
July 27th, 2010
Peter Moon of the Australian Financial Review
has written a nice piece about Jutoh. You need a subscription to read the article, but here's my favourite bit:
"We hit the Google trail in search of e-book enlightenment. If it wasn't for Jutoh, we'd still be in the dark."
It's good to hear about Jutoh helping people to get started with epublishing. Do let us know about your own experiences!
July 20th, 2010
Version 1.09 sees a few new features and some important bug fixes to link functionality. If you manually added page links in Jutoh 1.08, the link
is incorrectly stored in the page, causing problems in the resulting book, but in 1.09 you can correct old links simply by clicking on them and pressing OK.
It's now much easier to change or remove a page link, and linked text will take the current "Internet link" character style attributes.
We've also added custom metadata, for those with more advanced metadata needs, plus some customisations for the Epub spine section.
New mailing list
June 21st, 2010
There's now a mailing list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anthemion-writingtools,
for asking technical support questions and sharing information about Jutoh. For details about how to subscribe, see the Support page.
June 21st, 2010
We've made a lot of improvements to Version 1.07, include the ability to create
your own links between sections (for example, custom contents pages), and splitting a file by title as well as style.
A number of bugs affecting epubcheck verification have fixed, and HTML import has been improved. See
What's New for the full list of changes.
First official release
May 13th, 2010
Version 1.01 is our first official release, with an introductory pricing offer until June 15th.
We enjoyed getting this far, and we hope Jutoh is a helpful addition to the world of Epub.
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