|11-22-2008, 03:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Miami FL
Device: PRS-505, Jetbook, Jetbook Mini, Jetbook Color, Astak Ez Reader Pro
Bookdesigner: Which fontsizes, margins,settings when converting to LRF?
I'm new to book designer,and I'm trying out my first conversion.
Which fontsize/word spacing/margins do you prefer?
I found from letters I could perfectly read 8pt on my Sony Reader, however the text becomes too heavy, and you're really looking at a black screen decreasing the fontsize as small as that I found.
The standard wordspacing is fine for me.
I found no problems using no margin on top/bottom, and use 5pt margin left and right instead.
The reason being that on top Book Designer has the book title typed, and on the bottom there's the small battery/page bar.
The standard 10pt borders for left/right I found too wide, and prefer 5pt.
Anyone has any other non-custom settings with the program?
I think perhaps it does not matter much to which format you save, since I suspect with the same settings a mobi format will look the same as a lrf format (the text) in their 800x600 screen devices...?
Also,do you change anything on the picture when inserting a front cover?
*Edit: I've also changed the colors to a 5color gray mode (Black, dark grey,grey,light grey, white),or do you think it's better to leave all text in plain black?*
Last edited by ProDigit; 11-22-2008 at 03:13 PM.
|11-24-2008, 10:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
I suspect that you have already found Jon's thread about installing the original BookDesigner 4 files and then unzipping the update in the same folder. Plus there is another thread about BookCleaner that adds a few features. Also, checkout the Book Designer best practices in the MobileRead Wiki.
The best guide for creating great books with BookDesigner is HarryT's Guide. I'm not sure where it is posted in the forum so I am enclosing a copy with this post.
I generally keep the paragraph setting at 11 pt Dutch with the Title at 12 point Swiss. I use 10 px margins for the left and right. Your mileage may vary.
Good luck and keep us informed as to your progress.
|11-25-2008, 06:42 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
I personally prefer 10 point base font, 0 margins all around and a wordspace of 13. This give good overall pages without any really wasted space.
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