MobiPocket Creator is designed to work with Microsoft
Word-generated files. My advice is to undo your
coding and to ask a friend to open your file in Word
and save as a Word 1997-2003 file. You can then
import it into MPC directly (MPC will convert the
.doc file to HTML).
Actually, MBPC is really designed to work with html; MS word is an afterthought. There's no reason whatsoever that an OO html doc won't work just fine. What I find odd about the poster's problem is that the "html tags are showing," maybe the doctype hasn't been declared. Just sticking "html" at the beginning of an html file won't, in and of itself, always make a file work as an html file.
Poster who has the "html" and "body" tags showing: did you declare your doctype, in the first line of the html file? And is your character encoding set as windows-1252 or UTF-8?
[b]The Kindle upload is slightly screwed up, but the Calibre MOBI version fixes that. If I allow Calibre to change the SIGIL EPUB version to the Calibre EPUB version and upload to BN, the BN version looks just like the good MOBI Kindle version. Don't know why, either. [/b]
I don’t know squat about HTML, (or Calibre for that matter) but here is a method for getting the NCX-Like waypoints to work in Kindles using Word.htm, and possibly HTML files also:
I know it is formulistic, but I do not know enough to tamper with it!
For the TOC link in the Kindle’s GoTo menu to be active you have to force automatic TOC creation and the Second Cover image can be eliminated if the Start is also a User created TOC item. The MOBI start position seems to be the first item in the USER created TOC Calibre uses as a crib sheet to make the Logical toc and the start default is the fist item in this Logical TOC.
Save as web page and take a look at it on the online Preview.
You might be able to get better results by sending it to Google Docs (your Gmail address will do). View as a web page, view source, copy entire document to Clipboard, paste into a new TEXT (not Word!) file on NotePad or another text editor, save it, rename it filename.htm, and you have a fairly clean html file.