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Old 01-06-2013, 08:41 AM   #128
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Originally Posted by davidfor View Post
This doesn't have anything to do with Kobo. It is a style chosen* by whoever created the book in the first place. At the most, Kobo is running a supplied book, probably the epub version, through a conversion utility to add the kepub specific things. None of these changes would affect the styles used in the book or the layout. And when I compare the kepub and epub, they always have the same styles. But, I have seen one or two kepubs that did what you want.

* I am being polite here. While I state "chosen" I actually assume "forgot to set" or "didn't know they could set".
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Originally Posted by murg View Post
But this also removes the intentional blank lines between paragraphs, the scene breaks.

Okay, I have living proof.

Erm, well, dead. Or not alive anyway. I'm reading (trying to read) David Baldacci's "Absolute Power" (just a few cents with the Christmas sale). The kepub version had double line breaks for new paragraphs. Ugly. I got fed up of the kepub and downloaded the epub, and decided to put in on my Glo without converting it to include my preferred settings. The epub version is actually perfectly layout-ed*. Nice indents with no double line breaks for each paragraphs, and lovely scene breaks with ***. New chapters have a page break (kepub didn't have that).

So, Kobo must be doing something ugly with making a kepub out of the epub. Please Kobo, don't do that, or at least give me the option to not show empty lines for no reason.



*Except for the orphans/widows. YUCK. Big fat empty spaces. (Oh and the TOC works but doesn't tell the device what the TOC actually is. So to use the TOC I have to go to the beginning of the book.)
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