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John F. Cicotte

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Gutter Keeps Coming Back
Posted: Dec 8, 2017 1:11 PM
 
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I am in MS Word with the Kindle Addin. In Layout, Margins, Custom Margins, I set the gutter to zero. Subsequently, when I "save" after making a change the gutter come back. Does anyone have an answer on how to keep the gutter at zero? Thank you.
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Gutter Keeps Coming Back
Posted: Dec 8, 2017 1:22 PM   in response to: John F. Cicotte in response to: John F. Cicotte
 
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If you're trying to make a print book, you have mirrored margins and you most definitely need a gutter, for example about 0.8 if the trim is 9x6. If you're trying to make an e-book, you don't put a gutter in at all. Without knowing exactly what you're doing, we can only guess.
Notjohn

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Re: Gutter Keeps Coming Back
Posted: Dec 9, 2017 6:27 AM   in response to: John F. Cicotte in response to: John F. Cicotte
 
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You're using Kindle Create add-in?

I'm puzzled, too. There are no gutters in reflowable ebooks. And I'm not in favor of fixed format ebooks, so I know very little about the process.

If you're trying to build a paperback, my advice is to go to CreateSpace. Much better experience all around.
Kelly Collins

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Re: Gutter Keeps Coming Back
Posted: Dec 9, 2017 7:28 AM   in response to: John F. Cicotte in response to: John F. Cicotte
 
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I had that problem too so I had to turn off my kindle app in word. Go to file, options, add ins.
There might be a better way, but that worked for me.
thehandycrowd

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Re: Gutter Keeps Coming Back
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 2:01 AM   in response to: John F. Cicotte in response to: John F. Cicotte
 
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An old thread but still No.1 for a google search of this problem so; did anyone ever figure out why kindle create keeps adding a gutter?

I'm having the same problem. I try to modify the margins (equal etc.) but after a few minutes 'create' notices and re-applies their settings which includes a 9mm gutter, screwing up my image placing in the process.

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