ePub font sizing for compile question

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:55 pm Post

Hello,

I am compiling multiple formats for a reader group that is going over my rough draft. I am updating the book as I go along and giving them new files.

Originally, when I did the ePub version the text that I was using (Times 13 point) was too small, so I made it 16 point. However this means I have to change the font size of the book each time I do an export.

Is there a way to specify the font size for ONLY the ePub export?

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 pm Post

The font size can be changed in the epub reader app.

But you can duplicate your ebook compile format and have one Epub format, one Kindle format, one Whatever format, ...
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 pm Post

I don't see where I can change font size in compile though. Is that something you can do?

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 pm Post

Have you done the interactive tutorial project in which the basics of Scrivener is explained?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:14 pm Post

I have, sounds like I need to go back. Thanks.

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:13 pm Post

tdellaringa wrote:I don't see where I can change font size in compile though. Is that something you can do?

In compile you can basically change everything! Line and paragraph spacing, font, indents, the lot. Except that in ebooks it is pretty much the reader that decides on the look of the text.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:02 pm Post

It's actually the eBook SIZE of the text that seems to be the issue. It needs to be a little larger to read on the phone. So far I can't figure out a way to change it in compile. That section (to modify the font settings) disappears in ePub format. Yet it seems that 13pt text is slightly too small for the phone reader.