|02-04-2013, 04:19 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: TAS, Australia
Device: Astak Pocket Pro (Black), 2 x Kindle WiFi (Graphite), iPod Touch 4G
Best Calibre settings for Glo
Ok, so all things being equal next week I shall walk in and buy a Kobo Glo. The frontlight has sold me on a new reader, and as much as I have had complete success with the Kindle, given the reading options of the Glo, and given minimal reported issues of lighting the screen, Kobo is the way.
Anyway in my travels I have read posts about little niggling firmware bugs etc with the formatting of ebooks. So my question, what are the best settings in Calibre when converting an epub to work flawlessly on the Glo?
- Does inserting metadata at the start of the ebook give any advantage to the glo? ie from the main screen can I touch and hold and bring up book details like on the android app with Kobo books?
- Settings such as line height/indent/line size? Given the flexibility of setting line spacing etc, does Kobo override these settings? Or by setting any number there have a similar impact to setting page margins ie: nothing changes when changing the settings on the Glo?
- Should I split files on the Glo? IIRC there was some page turn issue on earlier firmwares, and by changing the file split size solved that. Still an issue?
- What are the best settings for exporting the library to the Glo? ie: folders/author sort/series index etc.
Thanks in advance.
|02-04-2013, 10:25 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch
Re: the output profile, best to select "tablet" and not "kobo" because the kobo setting will downscale images for the older lower-resolution kobos. "Tablet" won't do any downscaling at all.
The only problem I have on the Glo is occasionally a book seems to define font size in absolute terms, which can make them tiny on the Glo with its high resolution screen. I haven't found a way to force a minimum font size, only to remove size entirely.
|02-04-2013, 07:47 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo: Touch, Glo, Aura H2O, Glo HD
The margins are a little different in recent firmware. Whatever is set on the device is added to whatever is set in the book.
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