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greg323

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MS Word and Embedded Fonts
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 7:11 PM
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I understand that for chosen fonts to appear on Kindle Fire, they must be embedded.

If I save my Word docx file as "Web Page, Filtered", are the fonts embedded?

If not, how do I do that with such a file?

Thanks,

Greg

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Re: MS Word and Embedded Fonts
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 9:24 PM   in response to: greg323 in response to: greg323
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I would format for normal Kindle KFC or device and let FireApple look after itself as I think less than 5% of your readers will be using FireApple, ie the majority of tablet users are just twitter-twatting and that can lead to brain deadness and getting put down

http://www.theonion.com/video/braindead-teen-only-capable-of-rolling-eyes-and-te,27225/

are you for real killing me right now?
booknookbiz

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Re: MS Word and Embedded Fonts
Posted: Jul 6, 2012 2:33 AM   in response to: greg323 in response to: greg323
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I understand that for chosen fonts to appear on
Kindle Fire, they must be embedded.

If I save my Word docx file as "Web Page, Filtered",
are the fonts embedded?

If not, how do I do that with such a file?

Thanks,

Greg


Greg:

I'm sorry, you can't do that with word. In order to embed fonts, you have to acquire the font packages (license them if copyrighted, download them if free to use via Creative Commons, etc.) and embed those font files into a zipped HTML folder, or within an ePUB. It cannot be done from Word.

Sorry! I know that's probably not the answer you wanted, but it hopefully will save you hours of trying. ;-)

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Re: MS Word and Embedded Fonts
Posted: Jul 6, 2012 2:49 AM   in response to: greg323 in response to: greg323
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For one thing, the Fire represents a small minority of Kindle readers out there. Perhaps some day it will rule, not now. Learn the ropes with the e-ink KIndles.
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For one thing, the Fire represents a small minority
of Kindle readers out there. Perhaps some day it will
rule, not now. Learn the ropes with the e-ink KIndles.

for once, yeah the first time ever, notjohn is correct

FireApple is a poser's Twatter plaything, all competing in the big american apple pie going nowhere.

just stick to Kindle - like AMAZON does
booknookbiz

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Re: MS Word and Embedded Fonts
Posted: Jul 6, 2012 4:57 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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For one thing, the Fire represents a small minority
of Kindle readers out there. Perhaps some day it will
rule, not now. Learn the ropes with the e-ink KIndles.

Yes, NJ, that's true.

HOWEVER, despite that, Amazon has upgraded/altered almost all of its reading apps to now use and display K8 formatted books. This includes Kindle for iPad and virtually all of the Kindle for Droid reading apps. I don't believe one can safely continue to ignore a percentage of the reading population weaned on Magpie devices. ;-) (IOW: bright shiny things.) Moreover, we know, statistically, that more Kindle books are read on APPS than on actual Amazon devices--so give that fact some consideration before you dismiss K8 out of hand.

It's all well and good to pooh-pooh the Fire; but I myself read on it, over all my other devices, and the inside of my office looks like bloody Best Buy. I have an iPad, K2, NookColor, Droid, Samsung Galaxy, and various phones (none of which are actually used--all are for testing.) Of all of them, for whatever reason, I read on the Fire. I [i]like [/i]seeing the better formatting available on the Fire. For example: I think the Harry Potter books look [i]charming [/i]in Trebuchet (I acquired the bundle, as I have clients who also want to put out "boxed sets" to see if I needed anything special.)

Does it make the TEXT any different? Of course not. But [u]I enjoy the experience more[/u], to my surprise--and remember, I'm no kid weaned on devices and computers. It's taught me an interesting lesson about trying to force my OWN prejudices ("ignore the Fire," "just use TNR," etc.) on other people.

Frankly, push-back at K8 now is equivalent to saying that television networks shouldn't consider showing reality TV shows. That ship has sailed. It doesn't mean that K7 books can't be successful; but there's no reason for people like the OP not to try to create K8 books, IF they are able.

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