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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by MevagisseyMedic View Post
Hi I am having problems with converting a Book in Word to MOBI
When converted to MOBI the text in the book looks like this with no paragraph gaps and text staggered on each line.


Harry slowly raised his head and stared morosely at the familiar visage of number four,
What had already been a horrible day was rapidly getting worse.
Not only did he have to appear unannounced on the doorstep something he knew theyd have no problem expressing their displeasure over),
but hed also have to tell them that two other freaks would be joining him this afternoon.
The corner of mouth twitched humourlessly as he envisioned how theyd take the news.
Hed left and at a little over an hour ago.
They were each going to make quick stops at their respective homes before.
Harry smiled fondly, remembering their show of solidarity.
He hadnt been expecting it; hed thought hed be going on alone.
Although he was desperately worried about them and the remainder of their quest,
he had to admit that the thought of some support while facing his relatives was quite nice indeed.

Instead of looking like This

Harry slowly raised his head and stared morosely at the familiar visage of number four,
What had already been a horrible day was rapidly getting worse.
Not only did he have to appear unannounced on the doorstep something he knew theyd have no problem expressing their displeasure over),
but hed also have to tell them that two other freaks would be joining him this afternoon.
The corner of mouth twitched humourlessly as he envisioned how theyd take the news.

Hed left and at a little over an hour ago.
They were each going to make quick stops at their respective homes before.
Harry smiled fondly, remembering their show of solidarity.
He hadnt been expecting it; hed thought hed be going on alone.
Although he was desperately worried about them and the remainder of their quest,
he had to admit that the thought of some support while facing his relatives was quite nice indeed.


Help Please
Well, honestly:

Neither is right. It looks like you have a manuscript riddled with broken paragraphs (turn on your Pilcrow to see the hidden formatting codes), because you should not have a line break between, for example, "was rapidly getting worse." and "Not only did he have to appear unannounced ...," never mind the lack of vertical whitespace between the paragraphs.

You'll need to do two things: first, get rid of all the erroneous paragraph marks appearing between lines of the same paragraph, which should not be there (this often occurs with Word files made from scans, or worse, Word files made from "convert your file from PDF!"-type websites, or output from Adobe Acrobat), and secondly, you need to convert your paragraphs to first-line indent by using Word's built-in Styles feature, so you can lose that wasted line of whitespace between paragraphs.

HTH. The problem is in the manuscript, as near as I can tell, and I've seen a LOT of them.

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