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Old 02-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Creating a 2 column ebook to display on kindle 2?

Hi Folks,

I have taken some plain text from gutenberg and created a 2 column html file (dual language). Unfortunately every time I convert it (through Calibre on linux or on MobiPocket) the Kindle ignores the columns!

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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Hi Folks,

I have taken some plain text from gutenberg and created a 2 column html file (dual language). Unfortunately every time I convert it (through Calibre on linux or on MobiPocket) the Kindle ignores the columns!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
I think the only way you're going to get that to work is by turning it into a PDF with a custom page size (approx. 3.5 x 4.75 inches) so that you don't end up with teeny tiny type.

If there is another solution, hopefully someone will pop up with it.

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Now, that I see your page sample, you may have to build it as a landscape page. I don't think the Kindle is wide enough to handle 2 columns even at the smallest font size.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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what about making kindle display two columns?

...can it be done? I'm really interested in this - it allows for much faster reading.
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PaperCrop

You can use PaperCrop to automatically crop the two columns and create a PDF file with only one column.
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