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Old 01-10-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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newbiq Q about Drop Caps and Calibre

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I have a problem with Drop Caps in Calibre. Maybe I am just missing something ...

In the epub section of this board, I saw how to add Drop Caps to html - so I did. At first it didn't work, but then I saw this almost 1 year old post:

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Try setting the base font size to zero in the calibre conversion preferences before re-converting the file and see if that helps. (You don't need font size rescaling if your original file has good font sizes in the first place).
So I set the base font size to 0. It didn't work either, so I disabled font size rescaling, and now the drop caps look fine.

However, now I have another problem. The font on my ebook reader (Bebook 1) is too small for my taste. In the past I had the base font size set to 20 - and I thought about going bigger.
According to the ADE page numbers, I had about one ADE page on the entire screen. With the rescaling turned off, I have like 2.5 ADE pages on one screen.

So how can I get a bigger font without loosing the drop caps ? Is there a html code or css code that I should add ? Or is there something that I should change in calibre ?

Before I used drop caps, I had the base size font
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I'm afraid you cant do both. Drop caps in html use font size based trickery, which font size rescaling messes up
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ok, thanks for the answer.

In that case, I will not use drop caps. It looks nice, but the rest of the text is so small ...

But then, right now, I don't have my ebook reader, anyway. I had to sent it in, because it is malfunctioning ... I can't wait to get it back.
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