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Old 02-14-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
superanima
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little issue converting from odt to epub (top and bottom margin)

Hi,
in openoffice writer, you define a style (named "mystyle" for example) that is just like the standard one, except that it have top or bottom margins, or both. Well, when you convert it to epub calibre detect that paragraph as the standard one, and you lose the margin.

did anyone have a solution, that not implies to *not* use styles?

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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I just found an interesting thing:
in one odt file, in the content.xml there is an <office:automatic-styles> declaration like this:

Code:
	<style:style style:name="P2" 
		style:family="paragraph" 
		style:parent-style-name="Standard">
			<style:paragraph-properties 
			fo:margin-left="3cm" 
			fo:margin-right="4.001cm" 
			fo:margin-top="1.499cm" 
			fo:margin-bottom="2.499cm" 
			fo:text-indent="5.001cm" 
			style:auto-text-indent="false"/>
			<style:text-properties 
				fo:font-size="14pt"/>
	</style:style>
I converted this odt to epub using calibre. Then I uncompressed it, and into the stylesheet.css I found this:

Code:
.P-P2 {
    background-color: white;
    border-bottom: 0;
    border-top: 0;
    display: block;
    font-family: "Times New Roman", serif;
    font-size: 14pt;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    margin-left: 3cm;
    margin-right: 4.cm;
    margin-top: 0;
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 0;
    text-indent: 1.5em
    }
Code:
margin-top
and
Code:
margin-boottom
values are vanished, replaced with 0.
That's why you lose the margins!

a simple manual change of styles.css with my values and now I have the epub that I wanted....

I don't get it, is this wanted, or is a bug? I'm opening a ticket
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