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Old 03-28-2021, 01:38 PM   #2
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I`m having trouble with getting formatting right for Kindle ebook. I used LibreOffice with standard page size (width: 21cm; height: 29.7cm) for formatting ebook from where I exported ePub 3 file with reflowable layout method and with page break split method. Then I used Sigil for adding table of contents and for doing some minor formatting corrections. Still I`m having trouble with getting formatting right concerning presentable sizes of images and size of text in Kindle ebook. Due to this is picture-heavy book it is essential to get it right. For most images I`m using resolution 1100x846 with image width 12cm in the LibreOffice document. I have used Calibri font with text size 12pt and in some cases 14pt, headlines are 16pt. All looks good in LibreOffice document and in Sigil, but once the ePub file has been turned into Kindle ebook it is not properly adjustable for reading - images are presented too large and text is too small - the relation of sizes of images and texts are not correct and can not be turned correct while using page size and text size adjustment in Kindle. Issue exists on different devices with various screen sizes and resolutions. I have tried to change sizes of images and texts but so far with no satisfying outcome.

Also there is an issue with determining presentable size of author`s photo in the Kindle ebook which image resolution is 503(width)x635(height) pixels. It`s been determined to be 7 cm wide in LibreOffice document, however it shows up a full page image in Kindle no matter if I try to change resolution of
the image or measurements in LibreOffice document or in Sigil ePub file.

Also there is a question about Kindle software concerning adjustment of ebook presentation.

I have faced 2 different ebook adjustment options by Kindle which has been set in force after updating ebook (that can not be changed). Why is that?

1. Page width leverer determines the page width but also determines the size of images in the ebook while font size leverer determines only the size of the text.

2. Page width leverer determines the page width but does not determine the size of images (size of images remain the same) while font size leverer determines the size of the text and size of the images - when text is getting bigger images are becoming smaller and opposite.

I`ve been having trouble finding solutions by my own, any help would be highly appreciated!
Well, all you've done is given us the symptoms. What does your CSS and HTML say? What display size is set for the images?

Just saying that your image is 1100 px (wide? Tall?) x 846px (tall? Wide?) doesn't tell the renderer how to display it. Did you look at the CSS to see if it's set to display at full-width? 100% or...? Without knowing that, nobody here can help you.

I honestly am not sure what you mean, when you talk about "page leverer." It sounds as though you're viewing the eBook in some program (like Kindle for PC) that allows you to change the size of the viewing pane. I wouldn't use that; I'd use Kindle Previewer 3. While viewing an ebook in an environment that is endlessly changeable can show you issues, it's not realistic. I mean, if you have a reading program where you can set the reading page to a trapezoid, how many people will really see it that way?

When you talk about text getting larger and images getting smaller and vice-versa, based on this "leverer" it also sounds a bit like Adobe Digital Editions, which can be a bit disorienting.
  • Which programs, EXACTLY, are you using to view the resulting eBooks?
  • What CSS does your file have for the images?
  • Does your HTML have anything in the image calls that overrides the image sizes?
  • Are your images contained inside paragraph codes? Or not? Only inside img codes? Inside divs?

Start with this stuff and then the folks here can probably help.

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