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Old 10-13-2010, 02:32 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by Peter Sorotokin View Post
It is certainly not a good idea to use page template just for margins. These should be specified using regular margins on body and @page rule.
I agree, but it seems to be standard practice. At least half of the books I've purchased have done this, and with huge margins, too. The first thing I do with these books is strip the DRM and delete the page template. Then I add an @page entry into the stylesheet with the top/bottom margins, and I create a default body style with left/right margins and text-justify. Suddenly the book is readable!

Why can't publishers realize that their trade-paperback edition and hardcover edition margins just don't work on a 6" screen? Doesn't anybody proof these books on an actual reading device?
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