I'm completely new to calibre and e-book creation in general. I've converted a large .docx file to ePub format. When I browse the result with the calibre e-book viewer there is sometimes a "blank page" between the end of one chapter and the start of the next chapter, i.e., I have to press PageDown twice instead of once to get to the next chapter. This worries me; I'm thinking the customer will consider this to be a formatting error, and result in negative feedback.
The location of these extraneous "blank pages" depends on the size of the viewer window, which makes it difficult to debug the situation.
In my Word document I end each chapter with a page break, so the end of a chapter may look like this:
When I look in the ePub file with calibre's file editor, I see this:
<p class="block_6">When the barman arrived Piotr waved him away. “I have changed my mind, it is time for me to go.”</p> <p class="block_6">Paul said, “Let us drive you home.” He got his wallet out and gave Piotr $200. When Henriette reached for her backpack Paul said to her, “No, no, expense account, remember?”</p> <p class="block_7" id="calibre_pb_14"> </p> </body></html>
Now, if I delete the second-last line, the one with id="calibre_pb_14", this seems to "fix" the problem of there sometimes (depending on the viewer window size) being an extra "blank page" between this chapter and the next one.
But maybe that second-last line is needed for some functionality? Or maybe I'm doing something stupid somewhere? Can this problem be fixed, or should I ignore it?
Sorry, but I've come to the conclusion that my question is in error. That second-last line represents an actual blank line in the .docx file. I had removed it from the Word document, but apparently failed to successfully replace the book in calibre's book library.