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Andrew Jacob

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Do I paste images into an OO doc before saving as html?
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 6:51 PM
 
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I have to ask what may seem a silly question, which is, do I include an image or images via copy and pasting into my OO doc before converting it to html and then put the html plus image/images in the zip file for uploading, or do I not paste the image or images into the OO doc? Thanks if anyone can help.

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Re: Do I paste images into an OO doc before saving as html?
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 6:58 PM   in response to: Andrew Jacob in response to: Andrew Jacob
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You have to insert (rather than copy and paste) images with Word, and I assume OO is the same. Otherwise KDP won't know where to put the images, if you just upload them without inserting them.

If you do, a folder is created when you convert to html, with your images in it. Zip that folder together with your html text into a new zip folder, and upload that.

Or even easier, save your OO file as .doc, have the images inserted, and upload that directly. You only will need to convert to html if you are going to play around with the html.
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Re: Do I paste images into an OO doc before saving as html?
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 7:25 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Okay, thanks;) What do you mean by insert? As in via the 'insert command'? Doesn't this do the same thing as copying and pasting? Maybe I'm wrong there... Anyway, the thing is this. I've bought this ebook saying how to create an ebook for kdp with openoffice and it clearly tells me to convert the oo file to html, which I've already done.
So, anyway, you're saying I should 'insert' the image first, then convert the oo doc to html and then put both the html and image file in the zip folder? Thanks for helping :)
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Re: Do I paste images into an OO doc before saving as html?
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 8:27 PM   in response to: Andrew Jacob in response to: Andrew Jacob
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Yes, use the Insert command rather than copy & paste. In Word, the latter doesn't work at all, which is why I recommend Insert.

The html route that you describe works. I've done it myself with Word. It's just that in recent years KDP has been trying to make it easier & easier for writers to upload, including just using a simple Word document. Good luck!
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Re: Do I paste images into an OO doc before saving as html?
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 8:51 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Right, So, whether it's a .doc file or .odt file converted to html, the image/s must be inserted into it and then both the .doc or html file and the image/s file/s have to be put in the same zip folder prior to uploading to kdp? Thanks :)
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