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Old 06-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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margin format problem

I have an epub problem with a zero right margin and a w-i-d-e left margin, jpeg screenshot attached. All I've tried is removing all margin directives to no effect. What next? Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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There are 'Margins' (the CSS type)
and there are many other things/ways that just look like margins
(and there are images of pages that will not flow either).

in the book viewer, right-click: Inspect (you will need to know some HTML and CSS), you might be able to glean why/where there is a big margin from poking around.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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If this has been run through calibre, it is possible to have two or three overlapping (cascading) styles working at the same time. Don't be discouraged if your first attempt to correct it doesn't work. Do work only on a copy so you can keep the original intact in case your repair attempt causes incidental damage.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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There are 'Margins' (the CSS type)
and there are many other things/ways that just look like margins
(and there are images of pages that will not flow either).

in the book viewer, right-click: Inspect (you will need to know some HTML and CSS), you might be able to glean why/where there is a big margin from poking around.
I'll keep poking around, but no luck thus far. This is straight text, not a PDF or jpeg image. I looked for and removed

Code:
<style type="text/css">
@page {padding: 0pt; margin:0pt}
            body { text-align: center; padding:0pt; margin: 0pt; }
</style>
Code:
<p class="calibre3" style="margin:0pt; border:0pt; height:1em"></p>
Code:
<style type="text/css">
@page { margin-bottom: 5.000000pt; margin-top: 5.000000pt; }
</style>
css code from all pages. This had no effect on book format. Still the same as the attached screenshot above.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Margins can also be set in the .xpgt file (not part of the epub standard, but used by a lot of publishers, it is an Adobe extension to epub). Sigil will put any xpgt file in the Misc folder in the tree view.
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Got it fixed. In the main css file left-margin was 2em; setting it to 0; fixed my book.

Thanks for the tips folks! The MobileRead community rocks
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Code:
<style type="text/css">
@page { margin-bottom: 5.000000pt; margin-top: 5.000000pt; }
</style>
Did the book come from InDesign? It tends to add those long decimal portions to picture sizes, which then fail validation.
Not that I've ever achieved export of a page with a picture layout from InDesign that was good for anything other than deletion and a re-make.
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Did the book come from InDesign? It tends to add those long decimal portions to picture sizes, which then fail validation.
Not that I've ever achieved export of a page with a picture layout from InDesign that was good for anything other than deletion and a re-make.
I don't know, no InDesign indicators I saw.
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sometimes it's quicker to drop it into calibre & do an epub to epub conversion - that often fixes annoying things that you can't spot manually.

if calibre does fix it & you are curious, you can do some before & after comparisons to see HOW it did it.
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