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Old 02-26-2009, 01:09 PM   #121
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In my tests with the mobi conversion, I noticed that it seemed to be forcing line justification. Is there any way to turn that off? (I really dislike having justification forced on me in a small reader, especially since, in the Mobi Reader software, I can turn it on or off at will--but only if it's off in the file build.)
Right now Mobipocket conversion uses whatever the source specifies. So if the source specifies justified, then the output specifies justified. Setting (or allowing setting) the alignment for main body paragraphs to the default "unspecified" is probably a good idea. Open a feature ticket so that this doesn't get lost?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:28 PM   #122
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Actually the EPUB conversion layer currently forces justification, option to turn it off will be in the next release.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:05 PM   #123
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Actually the EPUB conversion layer currently forces justification, option to turn it off will be in the next release.
Glad to hear it.

But I'm confused about something. Why is it that my epub files appear justified in the Calibre viewer, and produce justified mobi output -- but appear unjustified on my Sony 700?
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:07 PM   #124
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Glad to hear it.

But I'm confused about something. Why is it that my epub files appear justified in the Calibre viewer, and produce justified mobi output -- but appear unjustified on my Sony 700?
ADE is the culprit; it currently has no support for text justification. It's on Adobe's "To Do" list...
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:59 PM   #125
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ADE is the culprit; it currently has no support for text justification. It's on Adobe's "To Do" list...
Ah--so that's ADE running on my Sony? (I'm just as happy to have it unjustified, but would prefer control one way or the other.)

This may be a related question:

In some test conversions to EPUB, I'm finding that the in-text ToC always displays centered on my Reader, even if it was left-justified in the source html. Any idea why this should be?
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:25 PM   #126
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In some test conversions to EPUB, I'm finding that the in-text ToC always displays centered on my Reader, even if it was left-justified in the source html. Any idea why this should be?
you;ll have to provide an example file
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:33 PM   #127
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Ah--so that's ADE running on my Sony? (I'm just as happy to have it unjustified, but would prefer control one way or the other.)
BTW, it's a Sony problem now 'cause Adobe supports justification now in it's PC ADE edition, so Sony just has to update it's firmware.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:38 PM   #128
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you;ll have to provide an example file
Never mind, my mistake. The ToC was indented, and when put on the smaller screen, pushed over so far it looked centered. I need to get rid of the indentation.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #129
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ADE is the culprit; it currently has no support for text justification. It's on Adobe's "To Do" list...
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BTW, it's a Sony problem now 'cause Adobe supports justification now in it's PC ADE edition, so Sony just has to update it's firmware.
I just want to chime in on this: it's not Adobe's fault. There a lot of problems with mobile DE that are Adobe's fault, but this isn't one of them.

Sony needs to update the firmware.
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:43 PM   #130
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Can someone tell me how to indent at the start of every paragraph? I am converting (mostly lits to mobis) and many of my source files do not indent at the beginning of each paragraph, which drives me crazy. I've searched but only found the general margins, not paragraph indents. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:54 PM   #131
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Can someone tell me how to indent at the start of every paragraph? I am converting (mostly lits to mobis) and many of my source files do not indent at the beginning of each paragraph, which drives me crazy. I've searched but only found the general margins, not paragraph indents. Thanks.
Do a little css like this p {text-indent: 2%} and put this under the Look & Feel tab overwrite CSS. That will indent your paragraphs. Caution: Every paragraph not tagged otherwise will be thus indented.
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Do a little css like this p {text-indent: 2%} and put this under the Look & Feel tab overwrite CSS. That will indent your paragraphs. Caution: Every paragraph not tagged otherwise will be thus indented.
Thanks for the help. It looks great.
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Right now Mobipocket conversion uses whatever the source specifies. So if the source specifies justified, then the output specifies justified. Setting (or allowing setting) the alignment for main body paragraphs to the default "unspecified" is probably a good idea. Open a feature ticket so that this doesn't get lost?
How do you specify justification in the source file?

I'm creating mobipocket files and without a device that can read the format I'm kind of at a loss as to figuring out how it actually looks on a device and it wasn't until i started experimenting more with Epub that I realized what a big difference justification has on the way the ebook turns out.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #134
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For Mobipocket you should not specify the text alignment of normal paragraphs. The Mobipocket program allows the reader to specify whether they want the text to be justified or not. If you force the issue with explicit alignment styles you'll irritate the readers who like it the other way.

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How do you specify justification in the source file?

I'm creating mobipocket files and without a device that can read the format I'm kind of at a loss as to figuring out how it actually looks on a device and it wasn't until i started experimenting more with Epub that I realized what a big difference justification has on the way the ebook turns out.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #135
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I just used Calibre to convert from RTF to Mobipocket for my Kindle 1. I worked but the resulting PRC's font was too small to read and could not be resized. I went back and used Mobipocket Creator and the font is fine. Anyone know why or what happened?
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