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Old 08-09-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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css override code for margins?

Hi,

I'm not sure what code to use in the override box to get the page to use my margins instead of the settings in Calibre?

I'm trying to get the top and bottom margin down to 0.

I'd appreciate any and all help.

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It should look something like the following (change the numbers to suit your preferences):

body {
margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom:0;
}
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It should look something like the following (change the numbers to suit your preferences):

body {
margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom:0;
}
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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It should look something like the following (change the numbers to suit your preferences):

body {
margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom:0;
}

I tried that code but it didn't seem to affect the bottom and top margins. I tried

p {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom:0;}

and that seemed to work better. Not sure if it's proper coding or not but at least I no longer have 1 inch margins at the bottom of my files.
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Oops. You caught a typo. I wrote margin_bottom; it should read margin-bottom.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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Oops. You caught a typo. I wrote margin_bottom; it should read margin-bottom.

that may explain why the code didn't work...
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #7
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I use:

Code:
p {
  margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;padding:0pt; text-indent:20pt
}
and I leave the margins on the page setup dialog all as 0.0.
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Oops. You caught a typo. I wrote margin_bottom; it should read margin-bottom.
I'm a bit confused, in almost all css codes I've looked at you it seems like you're supposed to end properties with a colon, but on this one code you end with a period?

is the body selector just different from other selectors? Or is there more going on?

And is

body {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom.0;}

more correct than

p {margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; padding: 0pt;
text-indent: 15pt;}

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I use:

Code:
p {
  margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;padding:0pt; text-indent:20pt
}
and I leave the margins on the page setup dialog all as 0.0.
I've started doing the same. Still not sure what the difference is between body and p but p seems to work.
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I'm a bit confused, in almost all css codes I've looked at you it seems like you're supposed to end properties with a colon, but on this one code you end with a period?

is the body selector just different from other selectors? Or is there more going on?

And is

body {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom.0;}

more correct than

p {margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; padding: 0pt;
text-indent: 15pt;}
I ended the sentence with the period; it was not part of the css term.
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I'm a bit confused, in almost all css codes I've looked at you it seems like you're supposed to end properties with a colon, but on this one code you end with a period?
Property name and value must be separated by a colon (consider it like a = sign). After the value, a semicolon is needed; it is optional just before the closing brace, but it's safest to always add it.

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And is

body {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom.0;}

more correct than

p {margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; padding: 0pt;
text-indent: 15pt;}
0 and 0pt are the same, when the value is 0 you don't need to specify the units. body and p are different elements (p is inside body), so modifying them can give different results. You probably want both things, I'd use:

Code:
body { margin: 0; }
p { margin: 0; padding: 0; text-indent: (whatever); }
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I ended the sentence with the period; it was not part of the css term.

okay to be absolutely clear this is the correct css code?

body {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom.0
}

I'm still confused if this is correct as to why you would not have a semicolon at the end of margin_bottom.0
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Property name and value must be separated by a colon (consider it like a = sign). After the value, a semicolon is needed; it is optional just before the closing brace, but it's safest to always add it.



0 and 0pt are the same, when the value is 0 you don't need to specify the units. body and p are different elements (p is inside body), so modifying them can give different results. You probably want both things, I'd use:

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body { margin: 0; }
p { margin: 0; padding: 0; text-indent: (whatever); }
I'll try that out and see what happens.

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okay to be absolutely clear this is the correct css code?

body {margin-left:0;
margin-right:0;
margin-top:0;
margin_bottom.0
}

I'm still confused if this is correct as to why you would not have a semicolon at the end of margin_bottom.0
No, that's wrong. don't understand why you removed the semicolon but left the period.

I also don't understand why you think I dropped the semicolon. I didn't. Go look at my first post in this thread. The only error in it is that I used an underscore instead of a dash.
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The correct code is....

Code:
body {
   margin-left: 0;
   margin-right: 0;
   margin-top: 0;
   margin-bottom: 0;
}
p {
   text-indent: 1.1em
}
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