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okmedia

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How many different files?
Posted: Nov 21, 2007 9:36 AM
 
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There needs to be more detailed step by step information in your instructions. For example, am I expected to create the entire book in one file? Or can I upload individual chapters? Should the photos be in an accompanying folder or just in loose with the chapter files? Do you recommend using a program like Dreamweaver to create the files like a web site?

Can there be links in the document to the end notes? Will there be individual page numbers? It seems, using html, that an index will be useless if there are no page numbers. Can a person jump from the table of contents to a particular chapter and if so, how do we link to it, or does the reader have to scroll through the entire document to find the start of chapter 20, or the Bibliography?

Please give more details rather than how to use html. That is not much information. I already know how to use html, I want to know more detail on correct layout, please.
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Re: How many different files?
Posted: Nov 21, 2007 10:53 AM   in response to: okmedia in response to: okmedia
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  1. You should upload the entire content in a single HTML file.
  2. The photos should be in the same folder as the HTML file, referenced from within the HTML using IMG SRC (for instance).
  3. I would suggest using as little HTML markup as possible, ideally just inserting the tags with a text editor. The more markup there is, the more likely it is that not all of it will convert perfectly.
  4. HTML anchors are supported (see the list of supported tags in the KB)
  5. There won't be individual page numbers, as Kindle Books are a reflowable text format, and there's no concept of 'pages' with it.
  6. Use HTML anchors to skip the individual parts of the book, e.g. from a ToC at the start of the book.
cfw12345

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Re: How many different files?
Posted: Dec 26, 2007 12:52 PM   in response to: kdpadmin in response to: kdpadmin
 
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This answer is very helpful. But I need an example HTML page including at least the major tags, if not all. It could be very short -- e.g. just one Book Title page, one TOC, paragraph, one image, one anchor, etc., but enough to where it is very obvious just what Kindle accepts and expects, as just a list of tags doesn't convey vrery much, at least to me. Maybe we need a "Dummies HTML for Kindle" book as they always give lots of examples, and are thus a very helpful resource.

And since there are no page numbers for a TOC, I would like a hyperlink for each TOC line to the place in the file where that entry starts. Again just a few, but that would be enough to make at lease me understand it a lot better.

Charles Wilkes, San Jose, Calif.
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Re: How many different files?
Posted: Dec 27, 2007 11:18 AM   in response to: cfw12345 in response to: cfw12345
 
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A list of supported HTML tags can be found here:

http://forums.digitaltextplatform.com/dtpforums/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=11

As for hyperlinks to individual places in the file, adding HTML anchors is very easy (we suggest looking for tutorials online).
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