|01-29-2014, 05:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2013
Device: Kobo touch
gap between paragraphs
I have just started my third book on my first ever e-reader, the Kobo Aura. A Ken Follett novel.
The first two books were OK but the third one has a gap between paragraphs rather than an indentation.
I would prefer that there wasn't a gap; is there any way I can change this?
|01-29-2014, 05:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PRS-300, PRS-350, PRS-650, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"
This can be easily fixed IF your book has no DRM, but if DRM is present, it's not possible to change as far as I know.
(I usually add gaps in between paragraphs myself, but it's personal preference)
You might want to look into the Calibre software, which many of us swear by for library management and formatting. It's also beneficial to Google Apprentice Alf for more information about DRM. (Please be aware that in depth discussion of DRM removal is not permissible here on the forum.)
Last edited by AlbertaCowboy; 01-29-2014 at 05:46 PM.
|01-29-2014, 09:54 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo: Touch, Glo, Aura H2O, Glo HD
As AlbertaCowboy said, it is coded in the CSS. If you are sideloading the books, then his suggestion of using calibre to convert and change the CSS is a good one.
If you are reading a book purchased from Kobo and downloaded to the device, it is a little different. You can change some CSS using an override file on the device. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=218814 for details.
|01-29-2014, 10:10 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
Both Sigil and Calibre's editor can help immensely without any of the side effects a (same format) conversion can introduce.
All it takes is a little effort to learn Basic CSS (and you have been given tips on what to look at: the margin-top/bottom setting for the affected paragraph)
|02-07-2014, 08:28 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3, PW2, iPad 3
gap between paragraphs
If you are lucky, it is set in CSS. Then all you need to do is remove drm if present and edit the CSS. Fortunately, all this can be done with calibre (with the appropriate plugin).
Unfortunately, gaps between paragraphs are often hard coded as empty paragraphs. Then you have to get a little creative with search and find.
|02-09-2014, 03:43 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Quebec CA
Device: android 4 (samsung tablet and asus tablet)
You can also see if your reader will put in the indentation. A number of ereader programs offer that option. (I believe cool reader and moon+reader both do) They will not do so if the book was improperly formatted using break tags instead of paragraph tags.
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