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1001nightspress

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What are some attractive dingbats to use for section breaks?
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 1:17 PM
 
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I'm going to publish a volume of haiku (I know, I know, poetry doesn't sell--author says he's OK with this). They're sort of grouped thematically, and then I'll separate themes with a page break. But I'd like to separate each haiku with something visual, like a dingbat or a few dingbats.

Just

  • * *
doesn't look so fancy.

Are there any that Kindle particularly likes or dislikes? Can I have things like this:



Any special formatting anything I need to know about using these?
booknookbiz

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Re: What are some attractive dingbats to use for section breaks?
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 1:35 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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You can use "dingbats," if by using that term, you mean "fleurons." Fleurons are attractive dealy-do's (graphics) that you can use as scene-separators, etc.; we used a lovely graphic of Bamboo for the book conversion we donated for Tsunami Relief, SHAKEN: STORIES FOR JAPAN, after every haiku, and it came out lovely.

What you need to know is that the graphic(s) must be manually SIZED, in every single instance, in the html, or KindleGen will attempt to blow them up as large as possible, and you'll end up with a fuzzy mess in your e-ink version--so when you insert the graphics, make sure you manually set the size for the MOBI edition by stating the height and width.

HTH,
Hitch
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Re: What are some attractive dingbats to use for section breaks?
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 2:52 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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In addition to Hitch's creative solution, you can simply center four tildes:

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