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Old 01-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Format issue with E-Pub

Hi all

I have bought my mam a Sony PRS-350 Book reader for xmas and downloaded a book from waterstones on xmas day and no problems at all, today i went on the same site and purchased another book today, i put it on the reader and its displaying it in a weird format.

It is showing about 4 words per line and all centralised in the middle of the page, for example

The book is reading
like this and it
looks really silly

Its like the above but all in the middle of the page

Any ideas whats gone wrong and if it can be fixed

Many Thanks

Chris
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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It's the fault of the book; it has very wide margins set. I'd suggest that you e-mail the bookstore and ask for a refund.

There's nothing that you can do about it unless you're willing to strip the DRM from the book and edit it yourself.
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thanks i would not know how to do that so i have mailed the store, does this happen alot??
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It's the fault of the book; it has very wide margins set. I'd suggest that you e-mail the bookstore and ask for a refund.

There's nothing that you can do about it unless you're willing to strip the DRM from the book and edit it yourself.
Does the 350 have the new margin crop feature? That might work if it does.
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It's the fault of the book; it has very wide margins set.
I would try reducing the font-size or going to Page Mode and using the Margin Cut option. The Reader will remember this display setting for the title.
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Hi all

I have bought my mam a Sony PRS-350 Book reader for xmas and downloaded a book from waterstones on xmas day and no problems at all, today i went on the same site and purchased another book today, i put it on the reader and its displaying it in a weird format.

It is showing about 4 words per line and all centralised in the middle of the page, for example

The book is reading
like this and it
looks really silly

Its like the above but all in the middle of the page

Any ideas whats gone wrong and if it can be fixed

Many Thanks

Chris
Are all the left-most letters of the three lines aligned vertically in a column, or is each line centered in the middle of the page. If the former then the publisher probably set the margins too big. If the latter then the publisher might have placed the entire text inside CENTER tags are used TEXT-ALIGN: CENTER in the CSS stylesheet. Either way it is the publishers mistake and you should definitely report the book to the bookstore.

Most books won't look like this, but occasionally the publishers seem to forget about margins and other settings that adversely affect small screen devices. For example, a 1" margin is fine in a printed book, but is bad on a device that is only 3" or 4" wide.
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