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R A Chappell

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Images not showing up on Preview
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 7:44 AM
 
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Hi there! Newbie here!
Just laboriously converted 250 images to JPEG and uploaded my first Kindle book, and the online preview shows only a picture of a camera and a red exclamation mark where the graphics should be.
Is this a copyright protection stratagem or have I done something wrong? The KDP project says 'converted successfully' etc etc..
Thanks for your time!
gwen cornwell

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Re: Images not showing up on Preview
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 8:39 AM   in response to: R A Chappell in response to: R A Chappell
 
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hi
I had the same problem, but this was solved by using the insert picture button on word instead of copying and pasting images into your document.
Laura A Dodson

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Re: Images not showing up on Preview
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 9:17 AM   in response to: R A Chappell in response to: R A Chappell
 
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I saved the word doc as a filtered web page. It then created a separate folder for all of the images.

Then I saved the webpage version as a zip file.

I then moved the pictures folder to the zip file.

When I uploaded the zip file, it worked great.
Notjohn

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Re: Images not showing up on Preview
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 10:40 AM   in response to: R A Chappell in response to: R A Chappell
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Either you didn't upload the images at all or your pointers point to the wrong place. This usually happens with a Word doc. Word puts images in a separate folder, so it's not sufficient to convert to html and upload the html file, because that doesn't drag the images along with it. And you must insure that the pointers direct the software to the same folder that Word created.

It's usually much easier to upload the Word doc directly, or else to open the html in a good editor like Sigil, tweak it as necessary, save it as an epub, and upload the epub. The latter is what I do. In a Sigil epub, WYSIWYG. You see the images, so you know they're in good order.

If you want to upload html you must zip the html file together with the images (in a folder if necessary) and upload the zip file, which should then convert nicely.

Good luck! -- NJ

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R A Chappell

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Re: Images not showing up on Preview
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 10:51 AM   in response to: R A Chappell in response to: R A Chappell
 
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Thanks NJ & Co. They could have told me! Doing that now. Thanks again.
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