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Old 09-24-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Overlapping text

I'm new to the whole e-reader scene and have an issue with some books in the ePub format. Some of the text is overlapped and the page setup doesn't seemed to be sized correctly as part of the text is cut off on the right side of the page. Can anyone suggest how I can edit to file to correct the overlapping text?
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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That's an epub?? What the heck are you using to read that with? Where does the epub come from? Is it encrypted? (also known as DRM'ed)
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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I'm using kobo to read it, but the image comes from Adobe Digital Editions. I don't believe the epub is encrypted.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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That seems to be a problem with Kobo's non-Kobo epub version AFAICT.

I guess that we're stuck with half-assed English support while they chase the [s]minor[/s] marginal foreign markets...
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I really should have a keyboard shortcut for the following:

Without a sample of the offending epub to look at we here will just be guessing as to the problems associated with it as we can not see for ourselves what might be the matter. In this case my guess is that it is a grand rodent conspiracy between marmots, beavers and groundhogs to distract us from their schemes to take over the world.

Having said all that you are in luck as I suspect I do know what's "wrong" with your epub. I notice that the typeface in your JPEG example is fixed-spaced leading me to believe you epub is plain text file in disguise and that were we to look into it we'd find lots of paragraphs that look similar to <pre>This is the text.</pre> hence the rendering issues.

Any others willing to concur?
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:35 PM   #6
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If that's what's wrong, how do I fix it?
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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Having said all that you are in luck as I suspect I do know what's "wrong" with your epub. I notice that the typeface in your JPEG example is fixed-spaced leading me to believe you epub is plain text file in disguise and that were we to look into it we'd find lots of paragraphs that look similar to <pre>This is the text.</pre> hence the rendering issues.

Any others willing to concur?

Close. There was only one <pre> (for the whole thing)
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If that's what's wrong, how do I fix it?
Find a better source for you illicit books
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epubs are, usually, cheaper than paper books.... What did you do before you had a kobo? Shoplift books at the mall?
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:26 AM   #10
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epubs are, usually, cheaper than paper books....
What???? Not my experience at all. They should be, but in reality they aren't, but that's OT for this thread.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:15 AM   #11
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Close. There was only one <pre> (for the whole thing)
You need to contact the publisher and complain about it. There's absolutely no excuse for such appalling formatting. Where did you buy the book from? Kobo?
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #12
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Quick fix using Calibre instructions:

Use the tweak epub feature to 'explode' the broken books. Find the html files (in the Oepub directory, I think) and open them with a a text editor. Copy and paste the text of the book into a new .txt file, but discard all the html code. Close all files and cancel the tweak operation. Add the new .txt file into Calibre and convert to epub. The final book format won't be very good, but should be readable, for the budget concious.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #13
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Bad Margins too

I received my Kobo for Christmas and I still can't get it to work well for anything but downloading direct from kobo. I have tried to download books from free e-book sites and they always come up with pages the wrong size, with big > shapes on all sides.

Can anyone tell me how to get the epub formatted books to fit? I have adobe digital editions installed but it has no way to do the sizing. The Kobo is more trouble than it is worth and I have almost thrown it out many times. Hate it!

Can someone suggest a way around my problem?
Thank you.
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I received my Kobo for Christmas and I still can't get it to work well for anything but downloading direct from kobo. I have tried to download books from free e-book sites and they always come up with pages the wrong size, with big > shapes on all sides.
What free e-Book sites are you using?
It sounds to me like you are getting bad ePubs. I seriously doubt it's the Kobo's fault.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:06 PM   #15
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Goodreads, manybooks.net, free e-books.net, pixel of ink and gutenberg. Are there better sites? I noticed that on at least one site you can set the size of your reader. What is the size for Kobo? I thought I had measured the screen but everything still came up WAY screwy.

The free books are what I want as I have no interest in buyuing e-books. If I want to spend then I buy a paperback or whatever. But ebooks -- I don't enjoy them quite like real books and am not ready to spend money on them -- yet.
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