Simple Formatting question
#1  maddog101 11-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Hello Guys,

Hope your doing well. I had a quick question. I was going to use Vellum to format my ebook. It seems to be a pretty nice software, but there are a few things that I am not sure about how to get a fix around.

I dont think Vellum offers line height adjustment for ebook, only the print edition. If thats the case the only way that I could see myself beating around this was by getting the MOBI and EPUB file and then converting it to a word Doc...make the changes (line height to 1.5) and then I could convert it back to MOBI and EPUB file.

What are your thoughts on this?


#2  gmw 11-11-2019, 09:13 PM
My thoughts are fairly simple: Don't do it!

Leave font selection and line spacing etc. up to the reader (person and device). Most devices allow the users to adjust text for themselves and it can be really annoying to have an ebook that forces its own choices on you.

Disclaimer: the above is based on the assumption that this is narrative text. For some non-fiction situations there may be reason to force adjustments.

As for doing it whether it's a good idea or not: I'm not familiar with Vellum, but you could use Sigil (or, I assume, the Calibre ebook editor) to adjust the relevant CSS styles. Perhaps Vellum offers direct editing of the styles too?

#3  Dr. Drib 11-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Just email the creator of Vellum. He won't bite. He's a nice guy and always extremely helpful.

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