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Formatting Changes and Style Sheet Generator

We have developed an exciting tool for readers of our e-books to further enhance your experience reading our e-books. With this tool you will be able to change the text size, color, and spacing of all our e-books.

Both Window computers and Mac computers will now download the same file for each book. When you open the file you must direct your computer to where the file will be saved.

We had to recode all of our books all our e-books in order to make them compatible with the Style sheet Generator. When you download our books you will now get two copies of each book. One copy is essentially the same as the previous copy and it will appear in the folder as <MyBook.html>. The second copy will appear as <MyBookXHTML.html>. When you click on this second copy it will be displayed with  minimal formatting in Internet Explorer. You must obtain the formatting from the Accessible Book Collection Style Sheet Generator.

You may wish to print out these instructions.

 

Instructions for Windows Computers

  1. Click the button that says "Revise Stylesheet" at the top of the first page of the Accessible Book Collection Style Sheet Generator.
  2. On the next page enter the values you feel would be appropriate. Then click the button named "Revise Stylesheet" at the bottom of the this page.
  3. You will be returned to the first page of the Style Sheet Generator. If you are satisfied with the way this page is displayed click "Prepare This Stylesheet" at the top of this page.
  4. Your new custom style sheet will automatically download and open.
  5. Save it with a unique and descriptive name to a location where you can conveniently find it.
  6. Click "Tools" menu on Internet Explorer.
  7. Click "Internet Options..."
  8. Click "Accessibility..."
  9. Select "Format documents using my style sheet"
  10. Click "Browse..." and navigate to the custom style sheet you prepared and open it.
  11. Click "OK"
  12. Click "OK"

 

Instructions for MacOS 9X

  1. Click the button that says "Revise Stylesheet" at the top of the first page of the Accessible Book Collection Style Sheet Generator.
  2. On the next page enter the values you feel would be appropriate. Then click the button named "Revise Stylesheet" at the bottom of the this page.
  3. You will be returned to the first page of the Style Sheet Generator. If you are satisfied with the way this page is displayed click "Prepare This Stylesheet" at the top of this page.
  4. Your new custom style sheet will automatically download and open.
  5. Save it with a unique and descriptive name to a location where you can conveniently find it.
  6. Click "Edit" menu on Internet Explorer.
  7. Click "Preferences..."
  8. Click "Web Content"
  9. Select "Show Style sheets"
  10. Select "Use my style sheet"
  11. Click "Select Style Sheet..." and navigate to your desired style sheet and open it.
  12. You should be returned to "Internet Explorer Preferences" -- click "OK"

 

Problems and other musings

The most significant problem we've currently uncovered with the Style Sheet Generator is the way it downloads the style sheet onto a computer. On some computers it may download and open to Notepad and on other computers it may appear on the browser or Frontpage. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that you save it with the file extension <.css>. On some Windows' computers you may get a dialogue box asking what program you wish to open the file with. Chose Notepad. 

Cast eReader will display our e-books with the values you assign in the Style Sheet Generator. It has not been tested in other programs. But if you cut and paste text you will lose the formatting values you applied with the Style Sheet Generator.

We have not tested the Style Sheet Generator with Safari for MacOS 10.

 

[Style Sheet Generator Link]

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