Consolidated Mess or Okay I bought a digital book now need help

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Consolidated Mess or Okay I bought a digital book now need help

Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:26 am

June 10th, 2018, 2:05 pm #1

I bought Consolidated Mess last night. My wife has a Kindle Fire she never used so she gives it to me. I get the book to open on the device but for the life of me I cannot get it to enlarge the print. I cannot believe for a minute I can't enlarge print on this device. I also tried it on my computer which I recalled has a Kindle app on it. Same deal@#$#@! I cannot get it to enlarge and finally tired and frustrated gave up and went to bed. what am I missing? I can't believe they expect old guys with bad eyes to look at something that small and I'd also like to be able to enlarge the pictures to look at. So what am I missing? My Daughter was brought in on this project so I texted her at school she suggested I use the aa up in the menu. I tried it on both devices and it said I could change the font and when I hit apply nothing happens. So guys I turn to you, what am I doing wrong?

Max Bryant
Analog guy in a Digital World.
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Max Bryant

"You'll Love My Wingnuts!"
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Joined: December 10th, 2017, 1:22 am

June 10th, 2018, 4:46 pm #2

Max, I am no expert at all, being just a little bit above analog.  Your daughter is right.  The Aa in the menu should allow you to change font size.  On my Kindle, a numbered line bar indicates the font size.  Tapping on a larger number changes the size of the text immediately.  Tapping the X in the upper right corner of the box closes it out and you are ready to go.  There is no "Apply" or "Save" buttons to push. 
Your Kindle Fire may be different from my Kindle Book.

Just for your information.  I do not have the digital version, just the paper.  That said, I have taken the F9F and F3H Detail and Scale and performed these functions on my Kindle, PC and Android Kindle App, with the font size changing as directed.

Why Consolidated Mess will not comply, I do not know.  Something new and unknown to me.  Good Luck.  Maybe someone will have an answer or even more hopefully, Kindle or Amazon will respond to a customer service email (Presuming they have one), fix the problem and we will all live happily ever after.
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Joined: January 27th, 2012, 3:47 pm

June 10th, 2018, 9:14 pm #3

It would appear that the view options are disabled by the publisher. (Copyright metadata).  Zoom is greyed out on the menu.
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Joined: January 27th, 2012, 3:47 pm

June 10th, 2018, 9:22 pm #4

The description on Amazon says "Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled".  That appears to be the necessary feature. Something to which we should pay more attention.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:26 am

June 11th, 2018, 4:24 am #5

So what you guys are telling me is I basically spent $19 on my first Digital Book and need my optivisor and a magnifying glass to read. fan-freaking-tastic!!! My first and last E-book. I will continue to spend my money at Half Price Books!
Thanks to all for answering.
Max Bryant
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"You'll Love My Wingnuts!"
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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 11:17 pm

June 12th, 2018, 4:14 am #6

I had the same issue with Consolidated Mess. It's the only ebook I have, out of more than a hundred, that cannot be resized, and the text is difficult to read, either on a tablet, or on a 17" laptop screen. I have several Detail & Scale digital books, and one of the best things about them is the ability to zoom in on the photos to get close to the smallest details, without losing clarity. I don't know why MMP decided to disable zoom, or text resizing, but I think it is a very poor business decision. I hope they will eventually update the file to rectify this issue. For those of us of "a certain age", resizing the text is necessary, but the text size on CM makes the book virtually useless.

I had heard what a great book this was, but regret not getting it when originally available. I was eager to finally check it out, but so far, it's an enormous disappointment.

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Joined: June 25th, 2014, 2:28 am

June 13th, 2018, 7:47 am #7

It's okay on iBooks, you can't set the text size. Yet it is very easy to zoom in on whatever part of the page one wishes.
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