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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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[Old Thread] Can I make all text BOLD in epub format?

Two related questions...

Is there a simple way to take an existing epub file and make all the text bold so I can more easily see the output on my nook?

Is there a way to make all text bold as I am converting a file into epub format?

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Add an extra-css file containing the following
Quote:
body {
font-weight: bold;
}
I like the sans-serif font and left alignment, so I use:

Quote:
body {
font-family: sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
text-align: left;
}
On a few devices you can add a generic UserStyle.css that applies to all ePubs, but on most devices you need to apply the extra CSS individually to each ePub via Calibre. This means that you need to do an ePub to ePub conversion under Calibre to get bold for ePubs.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Add an extra-css file containing the following

I like the sans-serif font and left alignment, so I use:



On a few devices you can add a generic UserStyle.css that applies to all ePubs, but on most devices you need to apply the extra CSS individually to each ePub via Calibre. This means that you need to do an ePub to ePub conversion under Calibre to get bold for ePubs.
Thanks for that information!

Where do I place the extra css file?
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Where do I place the extra css file?
Extra CSS box on Calibre GUI [Convert] - [Look&Feel] page.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Add an extra-css file containing the following

I like the sans-serif font and left alignment, so I use:



On a few devices you can add a generic UserStyle.css that applies to all ePubs, but on most devices you need to apply the extra CSS individually to each ePub via Calibre. This means that you need to do an ePub to ePub conversion under Calibre to get bold for ePubs.
I have old tired eyes so I thought I'd give this a whirl. Works well, with a couple of unexpected results:

1- When I typed "body {font-weight: bold} " inline, Calibre split it into three lines as in your example.

2- I converted from epub to mobi and the bold went with it and my K3 is now much easier to read.

Thanks for the info - it has been a real help.

Regards - John
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Depending on your device, you can actually change your font-face to a bold font for your regular font and a heavy font for the bolded parts of your epubs.
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I tried it and it only works for part of the epub. Anyone know why?
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I tried it and it only works for part of the epub. Anyone know why?
It's in the code Luke
It all depends on the style(sheet) set for the various text.
Some stylesheets have 20 lines for the entire (bare bones styled) book
Many use 200 lines of styles, for a clean looking style found in many paperbacks.
Then there is the 'kitchen sink' (3000 line) size stylesheet, that contains every style the publisher has ever used

Setting a Body size to Large only lasts until a new font-size is called inside the body.

Use the base font rescaling option in the conversion settings to shift ALL font sizes in the book.
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