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Old 03-07-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Change body text font from bld to normal

I am a newcomer to calibre, and to Kindle; at my age I leave the program languages to my grandchildren so I am requesting help.
I have mobi files that have the typeface in bold, they are otherwise OK as far as I can see.
How can I change from bold to normal using the conversion without going the debug route?
I can find nothing (that I understand) in the manual or FAQ.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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It depends how the bold is defined in your document, there are several ways to do it. At a guess, I would think your doc is using <b> tags for bold. If so, you can use search and replace feature while doing a mobi->mobi conversion. Use this search:
Code:
</?b[^>]*>
Replace with nothing

If that doesn't work then you can probably fix it by converting the mobi->epub, fix the css in Sigil or by using Calibre's tweak epub feature, then convert back to mobi.
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As Idolse said, it depends how the bold is defined in your mobi.

You could try a Calibre mobi to mobi conversion with the following in the ExtraCSS box on the Convert - Look&Feel page:
Code:
body, div, p {font-weight: normal;}
This is a rather simplistic approach but you might be lucky and at least it's easy to try.

Caveat: You might like to save your original mobi before trying it, just in case, as Calibre will overwrite the old mobi with the new mobi.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Thank you for your prompt replies.
Idolse's method left only the cover.
jackie_w's method didn't work on the two I tried, but the mobi to epub to sigil to mobi did.
A bit roundabout by it worked.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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jackie_w's method worked well in converting from EPUB to MOBI, except that the first paragraph in each chapter, or after a subhead in bold, stayed in bold.
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