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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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How do I change text color in ePub from black to default?

I have created an epub which was converted to mobi and sold on the Amazon Kindle store.

After 2 months of being on sale I have been contacted by Amazon who have said the book is unreadable on color devices set to a black background. However. I tested the book in this white text on black background on a Kindle Fire and and iPad apps and it works fine.

Is it possible that there are other devices it doesn't work on?
And how do I edit the epub so the color is set to a default color that isn't black?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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You shouldn't be explicitly setting the colour at all, except in places where you really need to. Look for the string "color" in your CSS and delete it.
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Thanks for replying Harry.
I've opened my epub. Then the CSS file.
The standard font I use which has a color is listed in the CSS as

Code:
p.body {
	font-family : "Minion Pro", serif;
	font-weight : normal;
	font-style : normal;
	font-size : 1.17em;
	text-decoration : none;
	font-variant : normal;
	line-height : 1.2;
	text-align : left;
	color : #000000;
	text-indent : 0px;
	margin : 0px;
Various other places in the CSS also have the "color : #000000;" entry.
Should I delete the whole line or just the hash and number?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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The whole line. Colour "#000000" is black.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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I should add too that it's really not a good idea to hard-code the font used for the body text, unless you have a very good reason for doing so. It will prevent the user from selecting their personal choice of font.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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Ok. I've removed references to black color. It seems to have worked. Have reuploaded it.
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