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Old 10-28-2017, 02:18 AM   #256
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5.8.11 default values for FONT_RAMP for 300 dpi screens:

6.96 7.92 8.4 9.36 10.56 11.52 12.48 13.92 15.36 17.04 19.2 22.08 25.2 29.28
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If you side-load your AZW3 from Calibre you can have both covers and boldness slider as well as hyphens (if you want them). I have not found a way to accomplish this when sending through Amazon.
I am in the same boat. Side load with covers and no whispersync or use email and get whispersync without covers.

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Old 10-28-2017, 08:23 AM   #258
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I have a PW3 with the 5.8.11 update and there isn’t a slider for bold or size under font. Am I missing something?


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Old 10-28-2017, 08:34 AM   #259
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Thanks, but I wasn't using Calibre for this file, it came from my Amazon account. That's strange, isn't it?
Yes, most likely a problem with that book on Amazon's end.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:37 AM   #260
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I have a PW3 with the 5.8.11 update and there isn’t a slider for bold or size under font. Am I missing something?


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Mine has bars you tap for size & Boldness.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:04 AM   #261
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Yes, most likely a problem with that book on Amazon's end.
Thanks, I checked with Amazon, and they are working on a fix for this, should be done in a couple of days.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:06 AM   #262
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I have a PW3 with the 5.8.11 update and there isn’t a slider for bold or size under font. Am I missing something?


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You might not see this for a side-loaded book (although I think you would still see a slider for size after the update, so that's strange).
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Thanks, I checked with Amazon, and they are working on a fix for this, should be done in a couple of days.

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Old 10-28-2017, 01:04 PM   #264
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I finally got around to manually installing this latest update. I really like that boldness slider! I can fine-tune things much better for my eyes. Dropped the font size one, set boldness to 3 (yea, pretty bold), but that's what works best for my eyes at the moment. Broke my regular glasses (that have bifocals) and I've been using my piano glasses as a substitute. They're not quite good enough for reading comfortably (piano music focus being farther away than reading a novel), but they're better than nothing. Adding boldness to the Kindle text is a wonderful thing for my (temporary) non-bifocal predicament.
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:10 PM   #265
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5.8.11 default values for FONT_RAMP for 300 dpi screens:

6.96 7.92 8.4 9.36 10.56 11.52 12.48 13.92 15.36 17.04 19.2 22.08 25.2 29.28
How do I add the new numbers? When I plug my Kindle into a computer, I don't see any 'font' file that would be replaced by a new one. Is it hidden?
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:49 PM   #266
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How do I add the new numbers? When I plug my Kindle into a computer, I don't see any 'font' file that would be replaced by a new one. Is it hidden?
Default values are built into the firmware. You should create new FONT_RAMP file with your values.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:37 PM   #267
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5.8.11 default values for FONT_RAMP for 300 dpi screens:

6.96 7.92 8.4 9.36 10.56 11.52 12.48 13.92 15.36 17.04 19.2 22.08 25.2 29.28
Excellent! How did you figure this out?

ETA: Oh wait, I see shamanNS posted it here

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How do I add the new numbers? When I plug my Kindle into a computer, I don't see any 'font' file that would be replaced by a new one. Is it hidden?
As hius07 notes, you need to create your own file:

1. Create a plain text file and name it FONT_RAMP. Delete any extension if one is created. (You'll need a plain text editor to do this.)

2. Type in 14 values of your choice. (Start with the default values and adjust up or down to your taste.) The file should contain only 14 numbers, nothing else.

3. Connect Kindle to computer via USB and copy into root directory (i.e., don't put it in any of the existing folders; just drop it into the main directory).

4. Restart Kindle.

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Old 10-29-2017, 12:18 AM   #268
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I love the bold control; the one thing I would still very much like to have is the option to increase line spacing without having to make adjustments in Calibre.

One thing that's strange though for both my PW3 and K7 after the update is that I'm unable to access my wishlist directly from the device. Has anyone experienced this as well? It's a small but nevertheless annoying issue.
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I love the bold control; the one thing I would still very much like to have is the option to increase line spacing without having to make adjustments in Calibre.

One thing that's strange though for both my PW3 and K7 after the update is that I'm unable to access my wishlist directly from the device. Has anyone experienced this as well? It's a small but nevertheless annoying issue.
Ah, man, I hadn't even noticed. That is not good as I am a heavy wishlist user. Its how I grab my next KU read. Its still there in the menu, but it won't go anywhere. Just stays in the store. They must have broken the link somehow. That is too bad.
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