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parttimeselling

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Formatting issue with Bulletts and TOC Hyperlinks
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 4:47 PM
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I am using Open Office and saving as a DOC file.
Uploads fine, but the formatting is ( suddenly) off. Prior versions were fine.

I am previewing the book in Fire mode on my PC.

1. Book has 7 links to bookmarks from the TOC. In open office they link fine to the corresponding chapters. On the kindle preview they all hyper link to chapter one. I changed the device type and it doesnt matter, same results.

2. Bulleting is messed. Some bullets appear, some dont. Text is formatted correctly when they are not there. When they do appear there is an added space before the text starts on the first line only. So I changed the device from Fire to regular Kindle, DX, etc etc. Then the bullets would appear as squares, then as questions marks.

Could it be Open Office? I am viewing the book in open office with non print characters showing and I cannot see the problems

I dont have many photos so I have not killed myself to try to get this going in HTML.

Appreciate the help!

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notjohn

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Re: Formatting issue with Bulletts and TOC Hyperlinks
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 5:07 PM   in response to: parttimeselling in response to: parttimeselling
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I think bullets are a bit risky unless you're working in html, where you can just use the & bull; character (closing up the space).

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Re: Formatting issue with Bulletts and TOC Hyperlinks
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 9:27 PM   in response to: parttimeselling in response to: parttimeselling
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try saving AS an OO file and uploading
parttimeselling

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Re: Formatting issue with Bulletts and TOC Hyperlinks
Posted: Jul 11, 2012 7:41 AM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
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Ok, I just used a special character for the bullets and got that taken care of. Wont accept OO files. I opened it in word 2010 and saved it as a new file & uploaded that. Same hyperlink issues.

Any other thoughts? Appreciate the help so far.
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