How to fix margins on an ePub for Nook?
December 16, 2010 8:36 PM Subscribe
Help with creating an ePub file for my Nook ereader. This may be a no-brainer for you HTML experts--I want to specify margins to ensure they fit the Nook's screen...
posted by zardoz to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (1 answer total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm attempting to convert a certain website from HTML to ePub format for my Nook, but going through Calibre (the standard converter for ebooks and ereaders) doesn't do a very good job of it. So I found another bit of software named Jotoh that seems to be much more workmanlike; I can go in a fiddle around with the HTML directly. Which isn't entirely helpful because I'm pretty n00bish with that. But anyway.
The Nook's screen is 800 (vertical) by 600 (horizontal). I want to lock that 600 pixel width into the code...how do I do that?
Another tricky thing with the site's HTML (and the resultant epubs) is that there are boxes on the right-hand margin, which have text in them--annotations. What I fear is that if the margins change, the boxes will be spread out all willy nilly. But I want to keep those boxes, but keep everything within a 600 pixel width. The height doesn't really matter--I can just turn the page for that, but scrolling over isn't an option.
Any ideas? Does this even make any sense?