Talking book display on Smartphone doesn't show whole senence

I’ve used a simple shell book to create my first trial talking book. Wonderful! But - helas - I can’t see the whole highlighted text as it is read on my Smartphone.
Is there a feature to improve that?

To help you, we’ll need to look at the source Bloom book.

In your Bloom desktop program, choose your book, then click on the question mark at the top right-hand corner of the program. Then click on “Report a Problem”. Describe the problem in detail (e.g. which sentences in particular are not highlighting correctly), and tick the box which includes your book and then submit. We’ll take a look and get back to you via email.


  If you intend a Bloom book to be read on a smartphone, it is a

good idea to change the layout to Device 16 x 9 instead of A5 or
whatever it is initially, to make sure the layout is what you want
(top of the screen while in the Edit tab). This is because in
making a cell phone version, Bloom will switch the layout to a
Device format to fit the screen and sometimes the text that fits
well in one layout doesn’t fit so well in another.


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Hello Gordon,

  Thank you very much for your reply before the long weekend. I've

just now got round to putting your advice into practice but -
helas - nothing changed. BUT: I finally found a button in the
Simply Reading App that I use that shows the whole page of text.
It also works fine in the Bloom reader app.

  Next question if I may: I used a very short book from the Bloom

library and translated it into my language as my first pilot
project to try out how it all works. The goal is to transform our
own little vernacular library from paper into e-books and record
them. Our books are original works and not shell books. Is this
possible? The audio makes the booklets usable for our audience who
are 95% illiterate.


There shouldn’t be any problem turning your original works into
audio books in Bloom. You just use the same process as that for
shell books, except you create them in your own language’s
collection first and then record the audio.