eBook notes size too small in iBooks (iPhone 4S)

When compiling my ebook for Kindle, notes are OK on my iPhone, using “Kindle app”.
When compiling my eBook for ePub and read it using “iBooks” on my iPhone 4S, the endNotes appear in a so small size of font that they are practically unreadable…
I MUST modify the .css of the ePub to fix that, setting the font-size to "200%«!
for instance:

p.p2 {margin: 32.0px 0.0px 16.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 0.0px; font-size: 200%}
p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0.0px; font-size: 200%}

I suspect that «iBooks» (as usual?) is using it’s own way to proceed the ePub ?!

(Scrivener is a REALLY good piece of software !)


First, thanks for the kind words!

Under the “Footnotes/Comments” pane of compile, try overriding the footnote font to something larger - this should do the trick.

Hope that helps.

All the best,

Many thanks! It works…

But I must set the overriding fontsize to 36 or 48…!
It is curious, doesn’t it?

Not really - footnotes are supposed to be smaller usually. The footnotes in the epub will be the same size proportionally as they would have been if you had exported them any other way.

Glad it helped, anyway.

All the best,

I’m not entirely convinced: I made tests with «Stanza», and without overriding the font size for the notes, they appear NORMALLY. I think there is really a problem with «iBooks» on my iPhone 4S / iOS 5.01. The way iBooks (version 1.3.2 (422)) proceeds with the notes seems new for me: a tap-tap everywhere in the notes’s page leads to the exact position of the note in the text, with a zoom effect I never had on my previous iPhone 3G with iOS 4. Maybe the «enhancements» of this version of iBooks is the key of the trouble I encounter?
On my Kindle, with no overriding, the notes are the same size as the text… but clear and good. (the text is compiled with exactly the same specifications as for the ePub)
What do you think of that?

Thank you.