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drazjan

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Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:37 PM
 
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Where can I find complete, unabreviated instructions for the inclusion of images with examples of how the path should appear in both the image folder and the html document?
drazjan

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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 12, 2012 8:15 PM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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Gotta bump it.
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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 12, 2012 8:28 PM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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I just use Word and inset.... Picture... from file then rt click the image andformat it for size (small ones are centered and large ones are left positioned.

JT

;)
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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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Yes, that's what I do. Although, I size them before inserting them into Word. I'm looking for definitive instructions that will make the images appear in Kindle.
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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:09 AM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A1B6GKJ79HC7AN

Did you notice this line in Amazon's help?
[i]Note: Images do not display accurately when you preview an uploaded file. For instance, larger images may resize or rotate when previewed. [/i]

The Help section of including images isn't very helpful, but I wondered if perhaps you thought they weren't working based on Amazon's previewer.
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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 1:16 AM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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1) Insert the images in the Word file
2) Save the Word file as HTML, Filtered; this will make an HTML file and a directory (ex.: your file name is ABC, you will get ABC.html and ABC Files)
3) Right-click the HTML file and zip it
4) Drag the Files folder into the Zip file
5) Upload the Zip
jtbigtoad

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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 4:36 AM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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Yes, that's what I do. Although, I size them before
inserting them into Word. I'm looking for definitive
instructions that will make the images appear in
Kindle.

I like to use the image in the 259-300 K size for my "Feed Stock"

then re size in word

the Kindle conversion will do the final reduction to what ever size it wants, but the image quality will be maxed out!

A lot is said about pre resizing images and unless you have a TON of images, this isn't really necessary!

Here is the Recipe: (It Works!)

[b]From Word.doc => Word.htm (Webpage, Filtered)

1) Open the Word.doc and do a Save As Webpage, Filtered, But direct the Save into a separate, empty File Folder.

NOTE: This folder should be created ahead of time, placed in a convenient place, and given a distinct name that is easy to find.

2) Word will issue a dire warning just ignore it and click the YES button!

3) After the save as, your open Word.doc will become Word.htm

4) Close it

5) Find the empty file folder (now it will have the Word.htm and a file of your images in it) send the entire file folder (Word.htm and Image folder) to a zipped file by right clicking it and selecting Send to ... Compressed (Zipped) File.

NOTE: This Zipped filefolder is what you upload to the KDP Bookshelf

The zipping ties the images to the Word.htm; otherwise, the Conversion engine will ignore them.

NOTE: If you do not have ==> ANY <== IMAGES AT ALL, You do not have to zip the Word.htm file [/b]

JT

;)

Word for Mac doesn't have a "filtered" HTML option. However,
there should be a tick box in the save dialog that says something
like "Save only display information into HTML," which is more or
less equivalent.

NOTE:

Images created this way are clickable to do a full page display!

Even if you reduce a Big image to Glyph size ((Around 1' X 1') You can always click images that were made small by reducing their original size, but clicking these images results in a very low quality result!

jtbigtoad

drazjan

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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:39 PM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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Thanks to all. I have come to the conclusion that I have a conflict of image paths due to my own mistake. However, I have not had a chance to investigate because life keeps demanding my attention.
jtbigtoad

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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:09 PM   in response to: drazjan in response to: drazjan
 
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Note:

Sometimes if you are moving images around in your Computer (from file to file to file to file..... the file path will get screwy!

Many people will simply copy/paste into a word document instead of using the Insert... Image.... Path and that usually works, but can open you up to a can of worms!

I like to create the empty file and direct the SaveAs into it then Word takes care of all the house keeping!

It is a bad idea to open (in Word) a Word.htm file and correct it because some times if you re save it the Filtering gets screwed up!

I always go back to the Parent Word.DOC file and make the changes there and then re do the SaveAs (After deleting all of the old Word.HTM file and the zipped version (Keep the housekeeping tidy!)

JT

;)
drazjan

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Re: Image Inclusion Instructions
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:49 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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jtbigtoad wrote: t is a bad idea to open (in Word) a Word.htm file and correct it because some times if you re save it the Filtering gets screwed up!

I always go back to the Parent Word.DOC file and make the changes there and then re do the SaveAs (After deleting all of the old Word.HTM file and the zipped version (Keep the housekeeping tidy!)

I am glad you made that point. It seems the most logical way to me, thanks again.
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