Creating a new iSilo Doc
I would like to convert this website for use in iSilo on my Palm:
I am having a dickens of a time getting the settings correct (expecially with margins and padding). To be more specific, how can I adjust the setting in iSiloX do that my iSilo doc can mirror the appearance and margins of this web-based edition of The Book Of Common Prayer? Further, what I'd like to accomplish is the end document will match the text placement so that, no matter how large I set the font in iSilo, the text areas are where they should be as their margins dictate. For an example, look at the section for "Holy Eucharist Rite Two."
Could someone please recommend the proper settings.
Last edited by gulmatan; 01-05-2009 at 01:48 PM.
You would need to modify the HTML source. If you take a look at the HTML source for that page, you will notice that the publisher/writer added breaks (<br> tag) after each line. When you view this on a screen less wide than the intended presentation, the text will reflow in a messy manner. It is best to not add <br> tags in an attemp to give each line a specific length so that the text reflows smoothly regardless of screen size.
So, no matter how iSiloX settings are tweaked, I won't be able to replicate the indents/margins or text flow correctly or am I missing a step?
A screenshot or picture of a specific example that is not converting the way you would like would help us answer your question.
Tell you what,
Since I have tried over sixteen (Yes, over sixteen) different combinations, would you like if I were to send you the four iSilo master docs I've configured?
Last edited by gulmatan; 01-05-2009 at 05:45 PM.
No, please do not send your combinations. Please post a screenshot of how you think the content should look (e.g., from the webpage) and a screenshot of how it appears in iSilo in your best combination. Then specifically point out the differences that you believe do not seem right in iSilo.
Here's the way it looks
Hi there, these screenshots are taken directly from the bcponline.org website
I hope these can help you understand the text formatting/indentation/margins elements I'm trying to duplicate.
Last edited by gulmatan; 01-05-2009 at 07:49 PM.
Please compare what you have above with what you get with iSilo when you convert with the default options and point out the specific differences that concern you.
Default options help
I'm creating a new iSiloX doc from the original defaults. I'll let you know the results.
Last edited by gulmatan; 01-05-2009 at 08:30 PM.
Few that matter
The only options that probably matter are:
- Tables: Set to Process table formatting with all Options unchecked
- Margins: Keep all left and right margins/padding