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notjohn

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unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 3, 2010 8:09 AM
 
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I haven't read many books on the Kindle (though a lot on the iPhone). This morning I bought one of my books so as to check out its internet links and generally see how it looked on the reading device. The links work fine, though I notice that one can't actually buy a Kindle book from such a link, only add it to one's Wish List. (The same is true, as I just proved, by navigating to the Amazon page from a third-party website.)

But here's the thing! Whereas on the Preview, on the iPhone, and I think on the Kindle up to now, all lines were justified right, no matter how much space the software had to insert between words. But today, on almost every page, I found at least one and sometimes several lines that didn't go all the way to the right margin. It seems that there is a default amount of whitespace that the software will insert, and if the line exceeds that, then it doesn't go all the way to the margin.

Has anyone else noticed this?

When I got my Kindle reader out of the drawer, I found that it was downloading a software update. So this change, if it is a change, may be a very recent development.

BTW: the Kindle sale appeared to be registered almost immediately on my month-to-date report. Could be a coincidence, of course, but I have not seen a lot of sales so far in August, so it stands out.
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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 3, 2010 11:28 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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I don't know about the rest of your inquiry, but when I buy one of my own books, it registers within seconds. Also, I was in chat with a friend who bought one. It registered instantaneously, too.

Now, about the other, for goodness sakes, I hope they have not changed the display, because if they have, then all of us have a problem.

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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:24 PM   in response to: flyawayfree in response to: flyawayfree
 
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You've made three posts so far and in every one you ignored the subject and spammed your book. Stop hijacking threads. If you want people to be interested in your book, make yourself a part of the community and join discussions. Diverting attention to your book will not result in sales and only annoys people.
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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:10 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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amount of whitespace that the software will insert,
and if the line exceeds that, then it doesn't go all
the way to the margin.

Has anyone else noticed this?


no, you are not formatting correctly notjohn

no idea what you are doing wrong but it matters not a lot if you look at this example from a thread yesterday

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VVXSEK?ref_=

a page is shown above and this dude uses a Return at end of every line like he was still using a typewriter, so lines end all over the shop.

and he thinks "bouncer's" is the plural of bouncer and says "as HER an Vanessa" etc etc etc

BUT it is selling like hot cakes at 1,000 mark purely because it is plastic sex or maybe cardboard.

no accounting for what J Doe will do to get "sex" in sexually suppressed American Beauty
petemars8

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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 19, 2012 9:14 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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Hi. My two-year-old Kindle has always done this. Its a good and necessary feature IMO
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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 19, 2012 10:26 AM   in response to: petemars8 in response to: petemars8
 
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Ragged right on the e-ink Kindle? That seems odd, since the default is justified.

Oddly, when Amz was building the Fire, it reversed the defaults of all other KIndles, from justified/indented/no-space-between-paragraphs to ragged right/no-indent/space-between paras.

The solution to my problem was simple: put text-align:justify in the basic paragraph styling. The solution to yours, if you really want ragged right, is to put text-align:left in your styling.

The same requirement exists for epubs, at least as built by Sigil. If you don't specify justified, you get ragged right.

As for the oar Brian Hogan (Divorce Doctor) stuck in, I am amused to see that one of his "formatting" books is -- you guessed it! -- ragged right.
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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 19, 2012 4:48 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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As for the oar Brian Hogan (Divorce Doctor) stuck in,
I am amused to see that one of his "formatting" books
is -- you guessed it! -- ragged right.

well on my KFC 1.10.1 version - seems to be latest? it is as above.

also your screen shot is all blurred mate, so yes you are doing a LOT wrong.
notjohn

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Re: unjustified right on Kindle?
Posted: Aug 20, 2012 2:45 AM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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**Mr coffee colored skin MBA**

Brian, you are such a pathetic fool. I am neither an MBA, nor coffee-colored, nor the author of that book. Indeed, it looks like one that you formatted.
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