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Old 01-13-2010, 12:04 AM   #1
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Problems getting text to justify

I am trying to convert over my LRFs for the Kindle and Calibre is giving me problems with the justifying. I want the text to always be justified and it seems to be sometimes doing it, sometimes not. I figured out that the LRFs from here and from Fictionwise won't convert in a justified way and am willing to re-download those. But my HTML files, it baffles me. When I saw the problem, I re-did a batch of them all together (i.e. with one command and using the same double-checked settings) and some of them were justified and some were not. A few of the ones that were not, I went back and did again and then they were. I tried finding a preference to tell it to ALWAYS justify when it converts and could not find it. I have been manually unchecking the justify text box on the look and feel screen and yet I am still winding up with many files which need to be re-done and this is taking me a very long time. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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if your source files specify their own justification, calibre will not override that.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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ficbot, the best solution is to convert your LRF to ePub. Then you can edit the CSS to fix anything needed like justification and then you can convert to Mobi without a problem.
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JSwolf- you mean I can do this all in Calibre? That will be a huge help over re-converting everything. I am just not clear what a CSS is or how to access it.

For future reference, should I download the epub and convert it when dealing with things from here or Fictionwise multiformat buys? Is that more 'future-proof' than downloading mobipocket format when years from now I may not be using an Amazon reader?

I so appreciate the help. This may save me heaps of time.
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