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Old 09-03-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Maximum line width on reader?

Hello,

I installed Calibre recently and tried to open a book and to my surprise, it does not have a sort of line width option, which is... surprising considering it has one on full screen mode (which I don't like much).

Is there a way to set the maximum line width to 60-70 characters? I have a very large monitor on 2560×1440 and lines soooooo wide are unreadable :\. The alternative is to resize the screen but I can't concentrate like that.

Help?
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Hello,

I installed Calibre recently and tried to open a book and to my surprise, it does not have a sort of line width option, which is... surprising considering it has one on full screen mode (which I don't like much).

Is there a way to set the maximum line width to 60-70 characters? I have a very large monitor on 2560×1440 and lines soooooo wide are unreadable :\. The alternative is to resize the screen but I can't concentrate like that.

Help?
Change the number of columns.
Inside the viewer Preferences: General (tab): Textlayout in paged mode: The number of pages to show on each screen

BTW 70 chars is so (fixed width font, ASCII terminal) thinking
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Change the number of columns.
Inside the viewer Preferences: General (tab): Textlayout in paged mode: The number of pages to show on each screen

But I want it single column... I can't focus with more than one column (yes, I have some attention span issues).

I want something like I'm reading a PDF document; single page at a time, one column, with a maximum width of like 30% of my screen. Well, more like I need it.

I know it's a bit old-school, but it's really the only way I can focus on reading.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:31 PM   #4
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Just change the width of the Calibre Viewer window. Make it narrower.
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Sorry, but I can't focus on the text like that
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:39 PM   #6
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Nevermind, I got it how I wanted it to using the custom CSS

body {
margin:40px auto;
max-width:650px;
line-height:1.6;
font-size:18px;
color:#444;
padding:0 10px
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I'd like to make a suggestion. I would suggest you get a 6" eInk Reader such as Kobo or Kindle.
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I'd like to make a suggestion. I would suggest you get a 6" eInk Reader such as Kobo or Kindle.

With the added benefit of not staring into a lighted display
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Or one that's too big.
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Use full screen mode, then there is an option in the viewer preferences under Fullscreen options to control max width.
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