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Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 23:28 GMT (UK) »
I recently started reading a book that I initially downloaded about five years ago. I'm reading it via the Kindle app on my android tablet and have found that the font colour in the book is blue. This does not apply to any of the other books I've downloaded but it's really off-putting and I may have to give up on the book.
Within the Aa settings there's only the option of changing the font itself and the font size, not the colour. I've tried highlighting a paragraph to see if I can change it, while the highlight colour is there the font reads as black but reverts to blue as soon as I undo the highlight.
Any ideas please anyone?
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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 November 21 01:53 GMT (UK) »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201730230

You can change the font size, line spacing, margins, background color, or font type of the page display for a Kindle book on your Kindle Fire. Help for Kindle Fire (2nd Generation), Kindle Fire HD 7" (2nd Generation), and Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (2nd Generation).

Note: The text size of menus and other screens is fixed and can't be modified. You can't change the text appearance of PDFs.

While reading, tap the center of the screen to show the reading toolbar, and then tap Aa (Settings).
Change the text display for your Kindle book:
Font size - Select the size of the text.
Font - Select the font of the text.
Some books offer a font specified by the publisher. If this is available for your title, you'll see the Publisher Font option.

Set the line spacing, margins, or background color:
Line Spacing - Select the amount of space to appear above and below each line.
Margins - Select the amount of space to appear on the left and right sides of each page. Choose Narrow, Normal, or Wide margins.
Color Mode - Select the color scheme for the text and background color. Choose White, Sepia, or Black backgrounds.



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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 November 21 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks majm but it's not on my Kindle (mine is the cheap version without colour!), it's the Kindle app on my android tablet. There are options to change the page colour, margins and spacing but not the font colour.
I fear there's no solution to this but hoped perhaps someone might have a little trick up their sleeve.
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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 November 21 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Roobarb, I have no idea if this is feasible or useful suggestion, but might re-downloading the book be worth a try?  :-\

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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 November 21 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Good idea, I thought it was worth a try too Ruskie. Have just been to the devices and content section on Amazon and it showed that there was an update available on the book so I clicked on it. Unfortunately it says they're unable to update it at the moment.  :( Not sure what to do now, it's seven years since I originally downloaded it so I don't know if that would affect it. I think I might try re downloading, if I lose the book I suppose it's not a tragedy, I can't bear to read it as it is.
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Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 November 21 16:33 GMT (UK) »
It might be the kindle app itself that needs updating.

Delete the app then go back into the AppStore and download again.
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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 November 21 16:46 GMT (UK) »
It's not that jc, the app is up to date. If that had been the problem I would have thought that all of the books would have the same problem but it's just this one. If the colour had been green I might have thought it had gone mouldy while waiting to be read.  ;) ;D ;D
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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 25 November 21 17:48 GMT (UK) »
So did you delete the app and reinstall?

Still worth a try.
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Re: Font colour on Kindle app is blue
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 November 21 18:27 GMT (UK) »
No I didn't, I don't want to risk screwing up the rest of it for the one book. I'll just read something else, maybe another one that's been there for seven years.  :)
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales