That went out with an update in the software at least 6 months ago or so . . . many people commented that they'd like to have it back on the home page because it does give an idea of how long a thing is, as well as how far you've read. Just having the percentage doesn't give the same information.cloudyvisions said:So keep in mind I'm upgrading from the 2012 paperwhite, but did they do away with the little dots underneath the title and author that tell you how long the story is? And I guess there's no way to bring that back, rather than just seeing "KINDLE DOCUMENT"? That kinda stinks...I really liked telling if I was starting a short story or a long novel.
I've heard of this before, but haven't tried it. . . .Perhaps you could start a new thread with some more details about how to do this.sseverus said:There is a modification to adjust font size on Mobileread forums called FONT_RAMP. It works well on my Voyage. I created a file called FONT_RAMP using Notepad++ (free program). Don't use a word processing program like Word. My FONT_RAMP file has the following values:
9.05 9.47 9.89 10.31 10.73 11.15 11.57 11.99
I put the file in the root directory of my Voyage and rebooted. Using this file increases font size much more gradually avoiding the very large fonts. You can adjust the numbers to your liking.
It wouldn't fix the 'heaviness' issue, though, unless it somehow lets you specify a bold face option. For me, I've been fairly happy with Bookerly since they introduced it. Somewhere else on the boards someone was explaining how to install your own font preference, but it required a book by book modification via Calibre -- basically installing a 'publisher' font for each book -- AND books with no DRM. So probably too much trouble for most folks.
For me, I'm not crazy about any of the font choices, but certainly understand completely why they limit the options. As I say, I'm finding Bookerly perfectly satisfactory. I use level 5 -- but can read at 4 if necessary -- and keep the margins and line spacing narrow.