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Jim Margaria

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Page spacing
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 5:31 PM
 
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Hello, First post to this forum. I'm uploading a Word document (used to publish to Amazon) to Kindle and the page breaks aren't recognized and the pages are running together. Has anyone in this forum run into that? Thanks!
cdalebrittain

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 5:44 PM   in response to: Jim Margaria in response to: Jim Margaria
 
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Not quite sure I understand your question. Do you mean that you have created an ebook from the Word file that you previously used to create a print book?

There are, strictly speaking, no page breaks in an ebook. There are screens, but there will be more or fewer words on a screen depending on how big the screen is and what size font the reader chooses.

You can get a new screen by putting a page break after the last character of a chapter. Then the new chapter will start with a new screen. (Section break - new page also works.)

This doesn't work with the Look Inside. The Look Inside presents everything as a continuous scroll. Is this what you mean?
Jim Margaria

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 5:51 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Yes, although I could have been clearer you got it. The Word document has section ends/page breaks but the Kindle viewer is not going to the next screen (I was referring to as a page) and instead just had a continuous scroll as you described. Thank you for reply!
William Thompson

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:11 AM   in response to: Jim Margaria in response to: Jim Margaria
 
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Jim said:
Hello, First post to this forum. I'm uploading a Word document (used to publish to Amazon) to Kindle and the page breaks aren't recognized and the pages are running together. Has anyone in this forum run into that? Thanks!
When you say "the pages are running together" are you talking about what you see in the Look Inside(LI) version of your ebook? If that is the case then main sections/chapters are supposed to do that in the LI version. The Look Inside version of your ebook is a separate file in html format -- not in mobi format -- and, because its a single html file, it will always scroll i.e. there are no page-breaks in an html file.

Why not try my free Sigil plugins now available on MobileRead?

OpenDocHTMLImport - converts ODT HTML(Writer) docs directly to epub.

NormalizeScrivEpub - reformats, finishes off and normalizes Scrivener-generated epubs

LogicalTOCStyler - allows users to easily style the Logical TOC(Device TOC) as they prefer

You can download all these free plugins from The Sigil Plugin Index on the MR Forum

Notjohn

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:01 AM   in response to: Jim Margaria in response to: Jim Margaria
 
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Jim, how many Kindle books have you bought in the past? Do you even own a Kindle? It really, really helps to know something about the platform if you hope to publish successfully through it. At the very least, download apps for each device you own and read the free samples of the best sellers in your genre.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

The blog:
http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:46 AM   in response to: Jim Margaria in response to: Jim Margaria
 
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Your book is improperly formatted, despite how your Word document looks. If you do not know how to use Word as a formatting tool, you will always have one problem or another. Using Word as a magic typewriter works well for letters and memos, but not books. Learn how to use nothing but Styles for formatting. Instructions and tutorials are ubiquitous on the internet. Or you could learn HTML.
Kelly Collins

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Re: Page spacing
Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:48 AM   in response to: Jim Margaria in response to: Jim Margaria
 
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I did not have that problem. For breaks between Chapters I used section breaks, not page breaks.
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