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Lea

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Is there a line space between paragraphs on Kindle cloud?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:24 AM
 
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My vision is not the best. Is there a way I can separate paragraphs with a line in between? Example:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

The line between those two paragraphs are so much better than this:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

Is there a way to make my Kindle cloud like the first example?
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Is there a line space between paragraphs on Kindle cloud?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:56 AM   in response to: Lea in response to: Lea
 
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I'm not sure why there's this sudden obsession with the "Kindle Cloud." The answer for any e-book is to concentrate on learning how to properly format it, which means, among other things, justified text, standard indentation, and no extra spaces between paragraphs. And using the reading app is inferior to actually owning a Kindle.
Lea

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Re: Is there a line space between paragraphs on Kindle cloud?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 8:41 AM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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Anything handheld I'm not able to use. So I use Kindle cloud and I'm still wanting to know if the feature I referred to in my original post is available on the Kindle cloud reader. I've done my best to find it and I've come up short. This is my last resort.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Is there a line space between paragraphs on Kindle cloud?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 9:10 AM   in response to: Lea in response to: Lea
 
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Lea wrote:
Anything handheld I'm not able to use. So I use Kindle cloud and I'm still wanting to know if the feature I referred to in my original post is available on the Kindle cloud reader. I've done my best to find it and I've come up short. This is my last resort.

If whatever you're trying to read is poorly formatted, there's nothing you can do, as a reader, to correct it, no matter the agency by which you're trying to read it. You're only real option is to return it for a refund and make a quality complaint to Amazon. The Salamander is correct about one thing though -- the reading app on your computer is inferior to dedicated e-readers.
Notjohn

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Re: Is there a line space between paragraphs on Kindle cloud?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 10:21 AM   in response to: Lea in response to: Lea
 
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Is there a way I can separate paragraphs with a line in between?

Yes, certainly. It's called "block paragraph," often used in technical manuals. There is no paragraph indent, and there is a blank line between paragraphs.

You can do this in Word by calling for a blank line before the paragraph in the paragraph style, but the certain way of doing it is with html. Here would be a useful paragraph style:

p {
margin-top:1em;
margin-bottom: 0.0em;
text-indent:0.0em;
text-align:justify;
}

Now any paragraph beginning with the tag <p> will be formatted according to your preference.

I should say, however, that this is the mark of an inexperienced book designer. Almost no books (beyond tech manuals) are formatted this way.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

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http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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