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Old 08-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
sundog
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images causing blank pages in mobi on Kindle

Hi,
I produced an epub using InDesign and I'm editing in Sigil, now trying to convert to mobi for Kindle. I'm a hack at coding and I've been trying to solve this problem for hours, with no luck; hoping I can get some help here.

I have an epub that contains, among it's 28 or so chapters, 3 consecutive chapter files, each containing only a single image that is supposed to be full page. When I convert to mobi using Kindle Previewer, the output viewed on the Kindle always has a blank page inserted between these images. I made the images exactly 600x800 to start with, thinking that was the magic size for a full page. I've since tried resizing the images down, and if I make them small enough (e.g. width less than say 400), sure enough the extra blank pages disappear, but I need these images to be full page so that defeats the purpose.

I don't understand what is causing these extra empty pages to appear. The code for each of these files is the same, quite simple, e.g.:
<body>
<div class="Basic-Text-Frame-10" id="columbiamap.html" xml:lang="en-US">
<p class="illustration"><img alt="columbia.jpg" class="image" src="../Images/columbia_fmt.jpeg" width="600px" height="800px" /></p>
</div>

</body>

and the CSS entry is:
p.illustration {
font-family : "Georgia", "Times New Roman", serif;
font-weight : normal;
font-style : normal;
font-size : 0.92em;
text-decoration : none;
font-variant : normal;
line-height : 1.1;
text-align : center;
color : #000000;
text-indent : 0px;
margin : 18px 0px;
}

Anyone have an idea what I can do to fix this problem?
Thanks
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