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Old 11-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Need help getting better font sizes on my new Kindle PW

Hi everyone,

I actually like my new Kindle Paperwhite, but have one issue: font sizes. I don't understand why the paper white has so many microscopic font sizes and so few reasonable font sizes. It's as if it was developed for people who use a magnifying glass in order to read.

I am middle aged and pretty presbyopic so on my Nook Touch use the second to largest font size, which is perfect. But on the PW, the second to largest font is too small, and the largest is too big.

How would I use the program Caliber in order to reformat my books to give me better font size options? Ideally, I would like a font size between the second to largest font and the largest font.

I've never done this before using caliber, so would appreciate detailed instructions. Is there a magic font rescaling set of numbers that would give me the options I want?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Best font size for "old" eyes

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I actually like my new Kindle Paperwhite, but have one issue: font sizes. I don't understand why the paper white has so many microscopic font sizes and so few reasonable font sizes. It's as if it was developed for people who use a magnifying glass in order to read.
I have "old" eyes like you. I find Level 7 using the Helvetica font gives the best results.

Try it and post your results here.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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I have "old" eyes like you. I find Level 7 using the Helvetica font gives the best results.

Try it and post your results here.
It's still a tiny bit too small, would love to figure out how to use Calibre to increase the 7 font size.

Anyone?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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The base font size in Look & Feel is probably what you're looking for. I've never used this because I use small font sizes, so I don't have personal experience with the option or know what value will work for you. You can always just experiment with one book file with different numbers and see what looks good to you!
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You might get a better response if you post your question in the Calibre forum on Mobileread. Searching that forum will probably result in an answer as well.
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