I was following your instructions on how to make a TOC. I did it incorrrectly. Now I have hyperlinks working on each chapter but they don't link back to the TOC page. Is there a way to cancel the hyperlinks so I can start again and do it right?
Thanks for the invaluable help you offer.
Thanks. I'll go in and remove the hyperlinks and start again.
I have 22 chapters; it is a memoir, not a manual. If I do a TOC the way you do, will I have Chap all the way down to 22 listed in vertical lines, or can they be hidden? It seems like an unattractaive start to a book.
That's what I did in my other e bok but it had only 12 chapters.
You can stick the TOC in the back of the ook if you like
Also with the "Hand Made Toc" you can name the chapter Links anything you like.
This can be handy as sort of an advertising for the general direction of the book
instead of Chapter 1, call it "My early Years"
then Going to school
My trip to New Orleans
(of course a Memoir is going to be limited in its structure.)
"The Informational Toc" is useful as an advertisment of the book's action if it is a bit of a slow starter and the typical Sample/LOOK Inside isn't going to show much of what the book is all about!
You can stick the Word TOC Anywhere if you opt for the additional MOBI Toc, it is best put at the end of the book as it will appear at the very front of the book if you check the "Put the Toc at the front" box.
I succeeded with the TOC, thanks, and have uploaded the book but need another day to finish previewing it and make corrections.
One problem that stands out is that clumps of lines (from 2 to 11) at the tops of pages are not indented to the margin line.
They were fine in the original document. I would really appreciate it if you have any more suggestions.
Thanks. You are very helpful, as always.
I'm going through all your advice and will do this:
"You may need to cut out the pages and Nuke them and re format them and put them back in."
My problems stem from having had the paperback original of this book converted by amazon digital services at their suggestion around 2007. In those days I hadn't even heard of formatting and just trusted them to do the job.
I found out the hard way (by a bad review after a free promotion) that it was unreadable. I wrote Kindle and they returned the PDF to me. It was in awful shape, with the biggest problem being short lines.
I nuked the whole thing and at that point I contacted you and have it in pretty good shape now. The only problems are these clumps of lines at the top of some pages, and the fact that the links aren't working in the Preview.
I started a new thread to see if anyone else got themselves into this pickle.
I have looked for discrepanicies between the doc and html versions, with 'show all' activated. There are no wrong spaces or returns.
However, the two versions are not the same. They both claim to be 11 pt, but the number of words on a line varies in 8 out of 11 of the instances I am checking. These variations are not immediately at the point where the problem is but in the same paragraph.
Do you think it would help if I changed the left margin setting from 0.5" to 0.3"?