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Old 01-08-2021, 07:46 AM   #16
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You guys are so funny bantering back and forth

And you've all been a great help. Thank you!

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Toss that baby on a cellphone, bump up the font size a little, turn on Night Mode, then turn the phone landscape, and see if it still holds up. Most of the time, all those "fancy tricks" will break.
I'm about to have you picking yourself up off of the floor. Please be near something soft... I don't have a cell phone. ... No no. You read correctly. I'm an expat living in South America. I don't have anyone to call locally, so I can't justify the cost of a cellphone.
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:29 AM   #17
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Jon, dear:

Yes, we've all agreed that it will.

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So given that my solution will work, there's no need to keep this thread going trying to find other solutions. Problem solved and thread done.
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Old 01-08-2021, 11:31 AM   #18
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You guys are so funny bantering back and forth

And you've all been a great help. Thank you!



I'm about to have you picking yourself up off of the floor. Please be near something soft... I don't have a cell phone. ... No no. You read correctly. I'm an expat living in South America. I don't have anyone to call locally, so I can't justify the cost of a cellphone.
I had one of the very first "bricks" in Arizona (where I reside, for my sins). I even had a custom-designed briefcase to hold the cursedly heavy thing!

I was tethered to a cellphone for ages, whilst working in my then-chosen field. Once I left that arena, right around the housing collapse/crisis, I didn't have a smartphone for dog's years. absolute yonks. Then I had a flip phone, for safety reasons--accident, call the cops, etc.

We then moved and we're in a mountainous location that has NO cell service, wait for it, inside my home. You have to walk out, away from the house, about 500 feet in any direction to get a signal. Do that in the middle of July or August, when it's 117°℉!

Nonetheless, here, it's become quite literally impossible to live and use a computer without one. You can't pass security tests, generally, without one. Amazon (on the publishing side) requires two-step validation/verification and it's a nightmare trying to get them to send an email, rather than a text message. Ditto my bank, which insists on sending me notifications of dicey transactions (I seem to get a lot of practice identity theft, for some bizarro-world reason), to my PHONE, not my email. Thus, I gave up and got a phone that's effectively a small computer, a Samsung Note 9. At least I can use the cursed thing, but...I don't blame you a'tall for not having one. :-)

Nonetheless, being pristinely technical and all that, Tex is right. But for those of us that still love designed books, sigh....

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So given that my solution will work, there's no need to keep this thread going trying to find other solutions. Problem solved and thread done.
Jon, there's nothing wrong with trying to continue to find a better solution. Don't try so hard to close down the conversation or thread.

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I had one of the very first "bricks" in Arizona (where I reside, for my sins). I even had a custom-designed briefcase to hold the cursedly heavy thing!

I was tethered to a cellphone for ages, whilst working in my then-chosen field. Once I left that arena, right around the housing collapse/crisis, I didn't have a smartphone for dog's years. absolute yonks. Then I had a flip phone, for safety reasons--accident, call the cops, etc.

We then moved and we're in a mountainous location that has NO cell service, wait for it, inside my home. You have to walk out, away from the house, about 500 feet in any direction to get a signal. Do that in the middle of July or August, when it's 117°℉!

Nonetheless, here, it's become quite literally impossible to live and use a computer without one. You can't pass security tests, generally, without one. Amazon (on the publishing side) requires two-step validation/verification and it's a nightmare trying to get them to send an email, rather than a text message. Ditto my bank, which insists on sending me notifications of dicey transactions (I seem to get a lot of practice identity theft, for some bizarro-world reason), to my PHONE, not my email. Thus, I gave up and got a phone that's effectively a small computer, a Samsung Note 9. At least I can use the cursed thing, but...I don't blame you a'tall for not having one. :-)

Nonetheless, being pristinely technical and all that, Tex is right. But for those of us that still love designed books, sigh....
The place we live in doesn't get all that good a cell signal. But we have a solution to the problem. The solution is we have a provider that supports WiFi calling. So I don't have to worry about the cell signal. You can do the same thing. Get a phone and a provider that both support WiFi calling.

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Jon, there's nothing wrong with trying to continue to find a better solution. Don't try so hard to close down the conversation or thread.

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There is one other solution. SVG for the chapter header except for Mobi (obsolete format). But other then that, I cannot think of a solution that would work in enough cases to combine the graphic and text as the OP originally wanted to do.
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Old 01-08-2021, 01:24 PM   #20
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I'm about to have you picking yourself up off of the floor. Please be near something soft... I don't have a cell phone. ... No no. You read correctly. I'm an expat living in South America. I don't have anyone to call locally, so I can't justify the cost of a cellphone.
Well, it was just an easy "worst case" test to put ebooks through.

Cellphones:
  • are skinny/small
  • can turn landscape
  • read out loud
  • usually have "Night Mode" (changing colors).

All the "worst case" tests right there!

If you have an actual ereader (Nook/Kobo/Kindle), you can do similar:

Even bumping up the font size a few notches breaks badly coded books. (Like outside margins growing even larger, giving you even LESS space for big text.)

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Nonetheless, being pristinely technical and all that, Tex is right. But for those of us that still love designed books, sigh...
"Designed books"? Phooey!

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Old 01-08-2021, 08:01 PM   #21
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"Designed books"? Phooey!
Stop being a brat, kid. :-)

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