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fightthegoodfig...

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Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:01 AM
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In The Kindle Program: Drop Down Menu

Cover
Table of Contents
Beginning
Page of Location...

How do you set the Drop Down Menu Table of Contents to go to your page where your Table of Contents may be listed? My Table of Contents in the drop down menu may be grayed out. It does not recognize my table of contents.

How do you set the beginning to start where you may want it to, i.e. on the first page or on the first page of the first chapter?

How do you display the cover by itself only? My cover displays on the left half of the screen with the copyright page on the right side of the page.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:12 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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What are you looking at, the online Preview?

What are you uploading, a Word doc?

With respect to the cover, it sounds as if your image is too small. It should measure 600 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall, no more than 127KB in size, and in my opinion ought to be full color. The standard is 300 ppi but I find 72 ppi satisfactory. You may get some nutty information on this subject from one who calls himself the Divorce Doctor; you can safely ignore it.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:21 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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Hi NotJohn. I am may have uploaded my kindle book. I knew that I needed to somehow link the table of contents drop down menu item with my table of contents. I just don't have a clue as to how this can be done. Some kindle samples and ebooks that I have downloaded have that functionality working, other may have not. I would really like to include this in my kindle book as well.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:27 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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I am actually viewing the sample download of my ebook on my kindle application. I will try to reformat the page where I have the book cover to different page settings. It may be set to the size for the paperback. How does the Kindle know where the "beginning" of the book begins and where to locate the table of contents? I guess the cover is probably set to default to the first page.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 11:07 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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The page size is meaningless, as is the line width and the font size or face. The Kindle just goes to its default settings.

You have got to tell us what you're using to create the file, since the advice depends entirely on that. I know about html. Others know about Word. Yet others know about Mobipocket Creator.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 11:21 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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I used word to convert the file to HTML. I used amazon's kindlegen to compile the .htm file into a mobi file for the kindle. I used wrangler for macs as an html editor. I used photoshop for my images. My images are 300 dpi. I coded the links for the table of contents by manipulating the HTML code that word had created. The links work fine. I just don't know how to set it up so that the kindle will know where to find the table of contents page within it's application. The kindle ebook may look fine also. If for some reason I can't create the cover page to display by itself, it may be okay. I just would really like to have the drop down menu work in conjuction with my ebook totally. Thanks for your help and suggestions. I hope what I have included helps.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 11:30 AM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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Sorry that's TextWrangler and not Wrangler for Macs.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:45 PM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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I'm bumping this because the dang fool just asked the question again!
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 5:47 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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I am using a mac computer with the kindlegen application. Is there anyone out there who may have knowledge as to how to connect the kindle application's dropdown menu item: Table of contents with the table of contents created within my html document?

Thanks.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 5:59 PM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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Wow!
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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 6:26 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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@ notJohn, I will report your abusive language. It may not be okay.

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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 6:28 PM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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Hmmmm?
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 6:32 PM   in response to: fightthegoodfig... in response to: fightthegoodfig...
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[b]I used word to convert the file to HTML.

I used amazon's kindlegen to compile the .htm file into a mobi file for the kindle. I used wrangler for macs as an html editor.

I used photoshop for my images. My images are 300 dpi.

I coded the links for the table of contents by manipulating the HTML code that word had created.

The links work fine. I just don't know how to set it up so that the kindle will know where to find the table of contents page within it's application.

The kindle ebook may look fine also.

If for some reason I can't create the cover page to display by itself, it may be okay.

I just would really like to have the drop down menu work in conjuction with my ebook totally. Thanks for your help and suggestions. I hope what I have included helps.
[/b]

I really thought I answered this post before my computer crashed!

like i said before (apparently to the ether) I seems that you are taking the long way around to get where you are going!

if you build in word, you can book mark the approriate areas as cover, start, and toc.

Note no caps, no quotes and no starting with a number.

the Kindle GoTo menu looks for these bookmarks

if you do it in HTML they have to be named accordingly

what i fear is that you are overprocessing proceedure.

a straight word document will work just fine.

JT

;)

By the way

More flys with honey than vinegar

J
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 6:59 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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I tried putting
id="toc" ...
in the section where the table of contents html code is defined. I saved the html file and I compiled it in kindlegen. When I opened the mobi file in the kindlegen viewer, the table of contents in the drop down menu was still grayed out. I think that it may be something simple too. Thanks.
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Re: Drop Down Menu In Kindle
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 7:02 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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I will try it the way that you suggested. Thanks.
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