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Old 08-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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IMHO your process is backwards
Calibre makes a rough(er) first pass EPUB from an external format

Then you polish the EPUB with Sigil.


For normal (indented) paragraphs, you need this line in the CSS (class) selector: Calibre does not always use the same selector name... Look at the paragraph in question.
Code:
<p class="calibre5">...
remember the green part

Now in the CSS, find (dot).calibre5 {
add or change the line: (pay attention to the trailing semi-colon. all lines, except the last, must have a semicolon. the last line one optional)
Code:
text-indent: 1.5em;
For bullet lists (we will NOT use HTML lists as they can be a pain), things get tricky:
Make a new class selector in the CSS. I will use .bullet
Code:
/* a hanging indent used for lists */
.bullet {
   display: block;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    margin-left: 4.5em;
    margin-right: 0;
    margin-top: .5em;
    text-indent: -1.5em;
    }
.nobullet { /* use for additional paragraphs of a bullet item */
   display: block;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    margin-left: 4.5em;
    margin-right: 0;
    margin-top: .5em;
    text-indent: 0;
    }
adjust the left margin and text-indent values/ratio to taste

warning: This might not survive conversion to MOBI
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