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Old 11-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Mobi conversion mods - help needed plz

Hi all, just wondering if it is possible to do the following:

I'm a K2i user and I like my books' paragraphs to have no indents and larger paragraph gaps. This was an easy thing to do with MOBIPOCKET CREATOR given that the program uses an HTML file as the "middle-man" in its conversion process.

For the paragraph spacing, I'd just use a text-editor to find and replace </p> with </p><br><br> for example.

For the paragraph formatting I'd just use this -
<p style="margin-top: 12pt; text-indent: 0em; text-align: justify"> instead of plain old <p>

My problem is that most of the time I have available to muck around with books is when I only have access to an OSX system, with alas, no Mobipocket Creator.

Is there a way I can create this format I like within Calibre? ie. no indents and large paragraph breaks? I've worked out the paragraph breaks, but finding it hard with the indent part. I've noticed that Calibre uses an HTMLZ format which when I investigate has an index.html with "calibre" styles for the paragraphs... which kind of baffles me.

Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance; Drew
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Okay. Silly me. Just solved my question myself. In "Look & Feel" ...

I checked the "remove spacing between paragraphs" option with an indent size of "0.0 em", and
checked the "insert blank line between paragraphs" with a size of "1.0 em".

Now Calibre does nearly everything that Mobipocket does.
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