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Old 11-13-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Borders on RTf/TXT file

Someone posted an image of the Cybook displaying a plain TXT file and it has fairly large blank borders surrounding the text (unused space) on the screen.

Most of what I plan to read are TXT and RTF files (which I would currently have to convert on the Cybook). Does the Sony go 'to the edges' with RTF and TXT files and if anyone knows, what size fonts does it default to for the three sizes?

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Text files on the 505 do not leave a large margin on the left. On the right it depends on the hard returns.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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Someone posted an image of the Cybook displaying a plain TXT file and it has fairly large blank borders surrounding the text (unused space) on the screen.

Most of what I plan to read are TXT and RTF files (which I would currently have to convert on the Cybook). Does the Sony go 'to the edges' with RTF and TXT files and if anyone knows, what size fonts does it default to for the three sizes?

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With Sony, you can convert any TXT/RTF to LRF with the help of BookDesigner with a few clicks of your mouse. If you do it then you can controll the size of the margins. I think, if I am not mistaken, you can get rid of them completely.
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But then, I'm not sure I would qualify margins as "unused space". They're usually a great way of improving the readibility of a document (imho).
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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But then, I'm not sure I would qualify margins as "unused space". They're usually a great way of improving the readibility of a document (imho).
I guess it is personal. Some people like to get rid off margins.
I leave them as they are in BD by default. I think all 4 sides 10, or top is 0? Don't remember.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #6
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I guess it is personal. Some people like to get rid off margins.
I leave them as they are in BD by default. I think all 4 sides 10, or top is 0? Don't remember.
What people like is usually not the same as good readability. For example people using Framemaker and Word producing papers usually have too long lines when writing single column papers and the reason is that they do not like all the white space they get if using a length with good readability. And only when you point out that maybe these long lines makes it hard to read they notice that it is a problem.

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
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Probably you are right when you are refering to Word docs.
However, we have 6" screen which is not too long even in a landscape mode
From a few pics I have seen, the margins on Cybook were way too big for my liking, on the other hand I always leave margins, albeit much smaller. I don't like when the text is reaching reader's frame, I prefer to have a bit of white space on left and right. And at the bottom I have footers.
If I ever get 9.7" screen, I am going to leave bigger margins, I promise
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I guess it is personal.
I totally agree
Just wanted to remind that margins are not always evil...
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I guess it is personal. Some people like to get rid off margins.
I leave them as they are in BD by default. I think all 4 sides 10, or top is 0? Don't remember.
The way I would do it in BD is to set the left/right margins to what it is you like and set the top/bottom to 0 and use the headers to offset that. Then you get it looking pretty good.
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