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Gillian Attwater

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How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 6:15 AM
 
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Can anyone help please?

I would like to list the Title Page of my Kindle book in the table of contents, but I don't want the words 'Title Page' to actually show as a heading on the title page itself.
If I delete it, it obviously doesn't show up in the TOC.
I changed the font to white so it can't be seen in my draft Word MS, but still shows up in the TOC.
However, when I upload it to Kindle, it shows up as a black heading on the title page again. It doesn't look very professional. The Kindle books I have bought don't have this heading on the title page, but do have it in the TOC, so there must be a way to format this...

What do other people do?
Any help would be appreciated.

Gillian

Edited by: Gillian Attwater on Feb 6, 2018 6:17 AM
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 6:21 AM   in response to: Gillian Attwater in response to: Gillian Attwater
 
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I assume you're using an automated ToC that updates when you add/delete stuff from chapters?

Can you put in a manual line just ahead of the automated ToC that links back to your Title Page, and on the title page only have a hidden anchor (or whatever you call it) for your manual line to link back to?

I think another Wordster here might be able to put my words into better Microsoft-speak.
writerbn

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 6:25 AM   in response to: Gillian Attwater in response to: Gillian Attwater
 
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Gillian Attwater wrote:
What do other people do?

We use HTML.

However, you can do what you want in Word; you just have to create aTOC manually. Look for the free Smash*words guide. If you don't call it the "title page", what do you plan to call it in the TOC?
Gillian Attwater

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 7:01 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Thanks Joseph, I will look into how to link up a manual entry to the page.
I want to call it the title page in the TOC, but have no heading at all on the title page in the book. I will just have the actual title of my book on that page.
Gillian

Edited by: Gillian Attwater on Feb 6, 2018 7:02 AM

Edited by: Gillian Attwater on Feb 6, 2018 7:05 AM
Gillian Attwater

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 7:02 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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Thank you, I will look for the guide. :-)
writerbn

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 7:54 AM   in response to: Gillian Attwater in response to: Gillian Attwater
 
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Gillian Attwater wrote:
I want to call it the title page in the TOC, but have no heading at all on the title page in the book. I will just have the actual title of my book on that page.
Yes, that's exactly what I do in mine, but I format them as ePub files.

It's easy enough to do in Word, though, with a manual TOC. Just set an empty anchor (bookmark) at the top of the title page, and then link to it from the TOC.
Notjohn

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Re: How to hide a page title
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 8:41 AM   in response to: Gillian Attwater in response to: Gillian Attwater
 
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I would like to list the Title Page of my Kindle book in the table of contents, but I don't want the words 'Title Page' to actually show as a heading on the title page itself.

Just use a bookmark in Word, or better yet a normal url if you're building the book in html.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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