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Walter L Miller

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Hyperlinks in KPF
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 6:00 PM
 
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I converted my friends printed book into a Kindle book using KindleTextBookCreator (it has many, many images, photos etc). I have an iPad and the hyperlinks don't work. I tap on a link and the page navigation appears at the bottom of my Kindle reader. My author friend has an Android (Verizon Ellipsis) and all the links work fine in his Kindle reader. Does anyone know if this is a Safari issue? I'm using the latest Kindle Reader app on my iPad.

Thank you.
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Re: Hyperlinks in KPF
Posted: Nov 9, 2017 2:57 AM   in response to: Walter L Miller in response to: Walter L Miller
 
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Fixed format books do have their peculiarities, and that's one of the reasons I stay away from them. And the Apple/Amazon nexus also has its peculiarities. My books sell very well on Apple, but I don't particularly like the iBookstore or iTunes, and I don't pay any attention to how my books display on Apple IOS other than my beloved iPhone 4, where they look just fine. (They're all reflowable.) I prefer Windows for most purposes, and I figure that Applers have only themselves to blame if they lock themselves into the iTune horror show.

If you get no more answers here, why don't you post the question again, but this time add "(Hitch? Can you help me?)" to the subject line. She will know the answer if anyone does.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Walter L Miller

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Re: Hyperlinks in KPF
Posted: Nov 9, 2017 12:46 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn, thanks for responding. I know you don't like Fixed Format - I have your book. However, this book in question is 179 pages, 8.5 x 11, tightly formatted, full of scanned newspaper articles, photos, family trees, scanned documents, all with captions. The book is in color so I had to format it tightly to keep the cost down for the printed version. I really think Fixed Format was the best, maybe the only practical , option here. And, in fact, it looks nice on the iPad. But the links don't work(!!), but they do work on Android.

I will try your suggestion. Thanks again.

Edited by: Walter L Miller on Nov 9, 2017 12:47 PM
Walter L Miller

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Re: Hyperlinks in KPF
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 10:04 AM   in response to: Walter L Miller in response to: Walter L Miller
 
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There is a link at the very of the book pointing to the paperbook version on Amazon. Notjohn says this is a no-no on iOS devices.
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