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Old 03-28-2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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Arrow How to change font size and font style?

So, I'm guessing I have to put some codes.
So where do I put it and what code are they?

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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you can see how t font size is defined from your picture - just add it / amend it for other styles. look at book code to see what styles are being used & where.

I don't use font-types : command but it has similar syntax - google font-type css
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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You may not want to specify the font or the base size, as then you might not be able to modify it on the ereader or app. If this is for just your own use, then fine, but if potentially for other users, leave it to be adjusted by the user.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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You should be able to see font-size on each of several different classes in your css. Different classes may possibly have different size text. chaptertitle may have a size of 1.5 while "normal" text may be 1. Depending on what text it is you're wanting to change, how many classes your epub had, where and how they're used, you may only need to modify one or a very few classes or you may need to modify many. You'll need to look through the epub to determine that.

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #5
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most e reader devices replace all fonts with their own built-in fonts anyway - certainly both Kindle & Sony readers do - so focus mainly on font sizes,

there is in HTML / EPUB an option to use "simple" font sizes of small , large etc rather than precise measurements. also text in header tags will default to being larger than text in paragraphs without you specifying it in detail.
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also text in header tags will default to being larger than text in paragraphs without you specifying it in detail.
If you choose to "allow" this, that is.

You can set your own size/weight/color/whatever for your headers. I rarely like how large some of the larger headings get so I set my own size.
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If you choose to "allow" this, that is.

You can set your own size/weight/color/whatever for your headers. I rarely like how large some of the larger headings get so I set my own size.
I am with you.
I have specified size for headers. Some of this is to allow nested TOC entries based upon H#, and to keep the size down to fit a 5" device.
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Thanks for the reply.

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there is in HTML / EPUB an option to use "simple" font sizes of small , large etc rather than precise measurements.

Where do I get this option?
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Thanks for the reply.

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there is in HTML / EPUB an option to use "simple" font sizes of small , large etc rather than precise measurements.

Where do I get this option?
It is a part of the CSS 2 specification.

How well it is supported on your (and other) readers ?
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Oh thanks.

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But editing format in Sigil is a tedious work especially there are many styles.
Can I do the formating in a word processing program and still have the same results?
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Oh thanks.

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But editing format in Sigil is a tedious work especially there are many styles.
Can I do the formating in a word processing program and still have the same results?
That is how you got 'Many styles' in the first place
Word processors tend to make trashy conversions

There is no reason a simple book should have more than 10 styles.

Body
cover style
titlepage style
Chapter title block style
First Paragraph (optional), dropcap (optional)
regular paragraphs (can be default body stle. so redundent
scene break style
fine-print style (copyright, raves)
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But which is better in formating Sigil or Word? In terms of ePub and PDF.
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But which is better in formating Sigil or Word? In terms of ePub and PDF.
Neither

PDF is a PAPER Print format, NOT a re-flowable, 'reader' format, therefor TERRIBLE for ebooks on smaller screens.

WORD is also for creating documents that have NO LAYOUT RESTRICTIONS.
EPUB is a special set of XHTML.
The minute you include a an 'illegal command' in your Word document, your perceived formatting advantage is blown
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my sony prs650 had in issue with a font name & style arial italic bold font.

I was reading a tweaked book, which looked fine in sigil & in calibre, but on the sony my chapter titles had vanished!
I checked the CSS and the chapter titles were explicity set , with a style of arial and also of italic , as well as being tagged as <h2>

once I removed the font name from CSS ,and also removed the italic for good measure, & re-sent to sony all was well again.
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my sony prs650 had in issue with a font name & style arial italic bold font.

I was reading a tweaked book, which looked fine in sigil & in calibre, but on the sony my chapter titles had vanished!
I checked the CSS and the chapter titles were explicity set , with a style of arial and also of italic , as well as being tagged as <h2>

once I removed the font name from CSS ,and also removed the italic for good measure, & re-sent to sony all was well again.
all you need is to add a 'fall-back' name(s) to the list. If the font is not on your device, the next will be tried (Ariel is a sans-serif family of fonts)
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