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Old 10-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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odd spacing within text

I have noticed this since my first purchase 19XX FW

It has gotten worse with each upgrade it seems (could be my imagination)
i get huuuuuge spaces between words occasionally it has become very distracting as it makes the eye dance all over, i also have a lot of blank space at the bottom of each page (some worse than others)

is it possible it is related to my font size being rather large? i have line spacing set extremely low and margins off

is there an easy way i can use Calibre and do a conversion to eliminate this?

any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Yes large fonts seem to cause layout problems. Turning off justification helps.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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thanks filmo
unfortunately turning off justification has done nothing
at least with this epub

i was hoping i could scrub ome settings with a calibre convert to avoid this

(I need large fonts as my eyesight is deplorable, and with the economy being what it is i can't afford new glasses lol)

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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I suspect simple reading glasses will not work for your eyes. Recently I discovered I could not read menu in dim restaurant light so I put 1.5X reading glasses in front of my prescription glasses so I could read. I didn't care if it looked silly. If that restaurant was any darker everyone would have needed a flash light or white cane. As it was couldn't see the floor in some places. Reading glasses cost less than $10.00.
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Must be an issue with the css file. Codes there should be checked but if it's a DRM book, you won't be able to access the file without stripping the DRM off. I don't know about Caliber though
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i do wear drug store glasses currently heh
even with them on i need large fonts (cannot read actual paperbacks at all at this point , my main reason for getting a kobo)

all my books are sideloaded epubs without DRM

gotta be some way i can fix this,no?
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i do wear drug store glasses currently heh
even with them on i need large fonts (cannot read actual paperbacks at all at this point , my main reason for getting a kobo)

all my books are sideloaded epubs without DRM

gotta be some way i can fix this,no?
In that case you should be able to strip the formatting with calibre and then you'll be able to turn off justification. A number of threads around on how to do this and you might only need to strip out the justification part of css file to let you do this.
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In that case you should be able to strip the formatting with calibre and then you'll be able to turn off justification. A number of threads around on how to do this and you might only need to strip out the justification part of css file to let you do this.
I did not know that Calibre could be used for that. How do you do it? Converting epub to epub? I have been using Sigil to edit the css file...
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Converting epub to epub?
Yes, Calibre will do this. Sometimes a window pops up reminding you that you are converting an epub to an epub, but it lets you do it.
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