View Full Version : Problem with justify

02-15-2009, 01:14 PM

I hope this is the right forum to ask this question: I just bought a mobipocket book from, and when I try to read it on my cybook, the text is not justified. I tried switching off and on again the 'justify text' option, with no results. Other mobipocket books show a nice justified text.

Does anybody have any idea of what's wrong (and if it's a problem with the file or my cybook)?

02-15-2009, 01:37 PM
MobiPocket recommends against the practice, but some ebooks have the justification type specified in the document. In such cases, there is nothing you can do short of exploding the ebook and editing it.

02-16-2009, 04:06 AM
To clarify what wallcraft said:

If an eBook explicity specifies its justification with, for example:

<div align=justify> ..... </div>

then you're stuck with whatever justification is specified.

Mobi's recommendation is that you DON'T specifiy it. ie just use:

<div> ..... </div> (or <p> ... </p> if you prefer)

since that allows the user to set the justification

02-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Thanks for the answers. I'll have a look at the mobiperl tools to see if I can fix this. In the meantime I've written to fictionwise, maybe they can do something on their end.

02-16-2009, 05:20 PM
Problem solved, thanks! :)

After _some_ trials and errors I managed to convert the file to html and then to replace all left aligned paragraphs with justified paragraphs. Looks much better now! :)