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Old 08-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #962
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@jackie_w, I currently only have my tablet accessible to me and I'm not sure whether I can explode an epub on Android, but if I remember correctly, I think each paragraph was wrapped in a <p class> tag, with .calibre1, .calibre2, 3 etc used in the css file. My understanding is that there is no need to do that - yo simply use the basic <p>paragraph text</p> tag, style the <p> in the css file, and there's no need to have several styles for those paragraph. Only if you want the styling of a particular paragraph to be different than the rest would you use the <p class>. That's what was confusing to me.

To make myself clearer, here's an example of how I would handle paragraph styles:

<p>Some paragraph text that goes on for several lines.</p>

css used to style it:
p {text-indent:50px;}
A single paragraph I want to set apart, say a character has written a letter:
p.letter {font-family: cursive;}
and I want to flush the date in the letter to the right:
p.letter date {text-align:right;}
I think I got the cascading right; anyone more knowledgeable feel free to correct me.

ETA OK, never mind - of course it can't do the above, because it has to automate the whole conversion process for a slew of different users, obviously, and there has to be a way to mark up the entire file! :facepalm:

Last edited by citac; 08-25-2012 at 05:47 PM. Reason: Further clarification
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