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Old 01-16-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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puzzled by white space above chapter number

on Kindle 3 - after cleaning & converting chapters - I sometimes get what seems to be a blank line above the chapter number i.e. pagebreak, then blank line, then chapter number.. in other books the chapter number is right at the top of the page as I prefer it.

looking at epub code, I am struggling to nail this. I look at what calibre tag goes with the chapter number then I look in the style sheet for its definition.

it seems that the ones with the extra white space are simply defined as "block" in the stylesheet - nothing else. the one that I like better have a more specific style definition.

- so it this a side effect of "block" or a kindle-specific interpretation issue ? I suspect the latter because I do not see any extra space when viewed in calibre viewer, yet I do see it on both K3 and in kindle for PC

sample code which has the whitespace issue
Code:
</head>

<body class="calibre" link="blue" style="" vlink="purple">
  <div class="calibre4" id="calibre_pb_6"></div>

  <h2 id="heading_id_3"><a class="calibre7" id="_Toc85056267"><span>1</span></a></h2>
styles:
..calibre3 {
font-size: 0.75em
}
.calibre4 {
display: block;
page-break-before: always
}
.calibre5 {
color: blue;
cursor: pointer;
text-decoration: underline
}
.calibre6 {
display: block;
font-size: 2em;
font-weight: bold;
margin-bottom: 0.67em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
margin-top: 0.67em;
page-break-before: always;
text-align: center
}
.calibre7 {
color: inherit;
cursor: inherit;
text-decoration: inherit

so calibre 4 followed by 7 is treated as "block"

is there a workaround. i.e. how can I alter these chapter heading styles/tags so that they appear right at the top of the page ?
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