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mistahk

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Why is the final chapter in my TOC indented? Can this be fixed?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:45 PM
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I'm publishing a novella as an ebook. My book has ten chapters. Everything appears fine in the TOC in the original .docx file. Laid out in the Kinde Create app, the first 9 line up perfectly. Then 10 is indented.

The Kindle Create app for Mac won't allow me to correct this. Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.
Ned Kelly

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Re: Why is the final chapter in my TOC indented? Can this be fixed?
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:23 PM   in response to: mistahk in response to: mistahk
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It can be fixed...

Cheers

Ned
Dave Casey

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Re: Why is the final chapter in my TOC indented? Can this be fixed?
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 12:11 AM   in response to: mistahk in response to: mistahk
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Somewhere along the way you got a margin set improperly or you didn't create a proper header. What I mean by that second one is that your first nine chapters start with a header, say Header 5, and on chapter ten you selected Header 6 instead of 5. When the TOC gets made, it sees Chapter Ten as a sub-chapter or sub-heading to the others.
Notjohn

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Re: Why is the final chapter in my TOC indented? Can this be fixed?
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 8:29 AM   in response to: mistahk in response to: mistahk
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It's Word that's tripping you, not Kindle Create. Fix your Word doc and start again. (That's one of the problems with Kindle Create, apparently. You have to feed it a perfect book.)

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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