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Old 04-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Newbie Q: html > Calibre > .mobi > Kindle on Mac

Friends - My first post. I am a newbie to the ebook world. I formatted a book, ran it through Calibre to generate a .mobi file, and viewed it on Kindle for Macintosh. It looks great. However, it did not format exactly as I thought it would.

In the Kindle view, all text was left justified. In my Calibre view it appeared as I created it with three levels of indentation. I used heading 1 <h1> for left most justification, heading 2 <h2> for the next level, and a paragraph setting for the third and largest indentation. Here are the settings from my CSS code:

h1 {margin: 100.0px 0.0px 20.0px 9.0px; font: 16.0px Times New Roman; font-weight:bold}
h2 {margin: 35.0px 0.0px 12.0px 43.0px; text-indent: -25.0px; font: 14.0px Times New Roman; font-styleblique}
p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 66.0px; text-indent: -24.0px; font: 12.0px Times New Roman}

1. Is this a Calibre issue?
2. Should I use .mobi for Kindle?
3. Should I spend my time learning CSS and stop wasting your time? :-)
4. Am I in the right forum?

Thanks for any and all advice. - Fabe
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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I'm not the right person to answer the whole question, since I'm not a Kindle user, but here's what I have:

1. I'm not sure, but my first thought is "Kindle issue."
2. Sorry, no clue.
3. Learning CSS is always a good thing, though in my current semiconscious state, yours seems valid.
4. That I can answer: Yes.
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