I am using Microsoft Office Word 2010 Professional to create my book. I have uploaded a draft to the KDP site as a .doc file, a filtered web page file, a regular HTML file, and others, and not only do my images not show up in the Kindle Fire previewer, I am unable to move to the next page or click on any links from the table of contents. All of my images are the correct file types, according to Kindle's recommendations, and I have set up the table of contents properly as per Kindle's instructions. The images show up and the table of contents works fine on all other Kindle versions in the previewer. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a glitch of the previewer? Thanks.
They've made some improvements. I would highly recommend using MPC only to create the OPF. Use Kindlegen to create the final product as some things that didn't work correctly in the past, now seem to work fine. I've had line spacing and indent issues in the past, that now work fine.
I've been able to create books for KF without issue.
However, I export my book as filtered HTML, create
the project using Mobipocket Creator, build it with
Kindlegen and then upload the PRC from Kindlegen to
[b]If you use filtered HTML, you have to also bring the
subfolder along with the HTML file since the folder
contains all of the images.
[/b] > Hope this helps!
I'm a newbie and an apparent dummy thus far...Treb, how do you "bring the subfolder along"?
I have a book and it's been converted, but all I get are photo icons and an exclamation point! wherever I have jpeg photo embedded in the book.
The book was written in MS Word and saved as an HTML file, but I loaded that HTML file and get the (presumed) error icon and ! showing up.
Open the Word.doc and do a Save As Webpage, Filtered, But direct the Save into a separate, empty File Folder.
This folder should be created ahead of time, placed in a convenient place, and given a distinct name that is easy to find.
After the save as, your open Word.doc will become Word.htm
Find the empty file folder (now it will have the Word.htm and a file of your images in it) send the entire file folder (Word.htm and Image folder) to a zipped file by right clicking it and selecting Send to ... Compressed (Zipped) File.
This Zipped file is what you upload to the KDP Bookshelf
The zipping ties the images to the Word.htm; otherwise, the Conversion engine will ignore them.
NOTE: If you do not have ==> ANY <== IMAGES AT ALL, You do not have to zip the Word.htm file [/b]
What JTBigtoad suggests works fine if you want to upload the entire thing to KDP. I prefer to do it offline as I usually have to do CSS tweaks on occasion and it's faster to cycle locally on my machine.
If you are working locally with Mobipocket Creator, create a new project with MPC. If you are using Win7, this creates a new folder in the My Documents/My Publications folder. So, your file path looks like: C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\YourBookName
Copy the YourBookName.htm and the subfolder with the same name to the directory above. Add the .htm file to your MPC project to build the OPF file. You also have to add your TOC, which MPC can generate for you, and the metadata. Do a build in MPC to ensure no errors but don't use that .PRC file.
Once all is good, use Kindlegen to build the book using the DOS command (assuming you installed it in c:\kindlegen)
I realize this is the high level process but we are limited on space here. I'm finalizing an updated self-study/classroom training guide on eBook production and design processes, which should be out on the 10th. It'll provide you with much more detail as this part of the guide is roughly 60 pages.