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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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I used to have a Kindle Keyboard. I've recently changed to a Sony PRS-T2, but the Kindle Keyboard was so much more comfortable to hold one-handed - so I'm considering changing back. One thing I've noticed, though, is that I really prefer the line spacing on my current reader. I don't know if this is an epub/mobi thing, or an Amazon/Sony thing. Can I have some help?

I'll use a little bit from A Song Of Ice And Fire, because it's what I'm forever re-reading, so it's always open. Now, my issue is that on my Kindle, it would treat every single line break as a paragraph break - while that might work excellently for some, it's horribly annoying to me. So, I want to know if I can get books to display on the Kindle the way that they display on the Sony. An example:

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Yes. Jon thought of Gilly. She and her sisters. They were nineteen, and Craster was one, but...

"Yet it would be an ill day for us if Craster died. Your uncle could tell you of the times Craster's Keep made the difference between life and death for our rangers."

"My father..." He hesitated.

"Go on, Jon. Say what you would say."
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Yes. Jon thought of Gilly. She and her sisters. They were nineteen, and Craster was one, but...
"Yet it would be an ill day for us if Craster died. Your uncle could tell you of the times Craster's Keep made the difference between life and death for our rangers."
"My father..." He hesitated.
"Go on, Jon. Say what you would say."
Any solution? I strip the DRM of all of my books and convert them from whatever format they're in to whatever format I need using Calibre. Should I stop converting to .mobi (does the kindle keyboard support kf8?) if I want to get rid of the spaces?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Those are all paragraph breaks. If you don't like the space between the paragraphs, do a "Mobi to Mobi" conversion in Calibre and check the "Remove Spacing Between Paragraphs" box on the "Look and Feel" page of the Conversion options.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Those are all paragraph breaks. If you don't like the space between the paragraphs, do a "Mobi to Mobi" conversion in Calibre and check the "Remove Spacing Between Paragraphs" box on the "Look and Feel" page of the Conversion options.
Be aware that selecting this option may also remove spacing in other areas of the book that may not be desired, i.e., Table of Contents.
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It may, but it's something that I use a lot with very good results. Should it fail to work, there are of course other, more sophisticated, ways of doing it, but if it does work (and, as I say, I've had good results from it), it's the quickest way to solve the problem. There's certainly nothing to lose by trying it.
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Those are all paragraph breaks. If you don't like the space between the paragraphs, do a "Mobi to Mobi" conversion in Calibre and check the "Remove Spacing Between Paragraphs" box on the "Look and Feel" page of the Conversion options.
I didn't know about that...Thanks HarryT!!
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