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freethywrite

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Spacing between paragraphs on Kindle not on Kindle Fire
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 3:42 PM
 
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In Kindle Previewer - I have spacing between paragraphs when viewed in Kindle version, then no spacing when viewed in Kindle Fire.

I start in Word, format paragraphs to normal, no spacing between paragraphs. I'm not adding any extra paragraph returns. Then I save to htm (this is on Mac Word). I upload the html file into Kindle Previewer which converts to mobi with Kindlegen.

It looks good on one device, not on the other. Can anyone help me with what I need to change so that I don't have any spacing between paragraphs on all the Kindle devices?

Thanks!

Barbara
notjohn

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Re: Spacing between paragraphs on Kindle not on Kindle Fire
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 4:04 PM   in response to: freethywrite in response to: freethywrite
 
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The default is no spacing in the e-ink Kindles (KF7) and a 0.5 em space in the Fire and related devices/apps (KF8)!
freethywrite

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Re: Spacing between paragraphs on Kindle not on Kindle Fire
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 7:33 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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So there's no way to make them all look the same?
mrlasers

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Re: Spacing between paragraphs on Kindle not on Kindle Fire
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 8:03 PM   in response to: freethywrite in response to: freethywrite
 
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So there's no way to make them all look the same?

You can normalize the paragraph styles to have no space and a first line indent in HTML using the following CSS:

p { margin:0; text-indent:1em; }

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divorcedoctor

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Re: Spacing between paragraphs on Kindle not on Kindle Fire
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 9:18 PM   in response to: freethywrite in response to: freethywrite
 
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I start in Word, format paragraphs to normal,

rules just changed from Default Style for Normal to actually specify first line indent and space after para

all in the Amazon guide "Building your book for Kindle"
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