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3rdDegree
02-24-2011, 05:35 PM
I have some (legally bought) Kindle books that I am converting to epub so I can use in the iBooks application rather than the Kindle app. There is no reason for the conversions except I much prefer the iBooks application - particularly the number of pages remaining in chapter function. But with the exception of one book (The Passage) this has never worked.

I convert the books to ePub and it seems to find the Chapters fine (in that it produces a page break before them). But it never produces a TOC. Is this the reason the "remaining number of pages in chapter" function doesn't work? Does that function use TOC? The reason I ask is that the only difference I can see between the book(s) that work and the ones that don't is that the ones that work have a Table of Contents. Also, some searching here hinted that might be the cause.

Many thanks
Martin

ldolse
02-24-2011, 07:56 PM
That is the most likely cause, since without a TOC ibooks doesn't know where the chapters start/end.

Here's a tutorial on getting Calibre to detect/build a TOC:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122222

3rdDegree
02-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know how I get on.

jackibar
02-22-2013, 09:38 PM
I have some (legally bought) Kindle books that I am converting to epub so I can use in the iBooks application rather than the Kindle app. There is no reason for the conversions except I much prefer the iBooks application - particularly the number of pages remaining in chapter function. But with the exception of one book (The Passage) this has never worked.

I convert the books to ePub and it seems to find the Chapters fine (in that it produces a page break before them). But it never produces a TOC. Is this the reason the "remaining number of pages in chapter" function doesn't work? Does that function use TOC? The reason I ask is that the only difference I can see between the book(s) that work and the ones that don't is that the ones that work have a Table of Contents. Also, some searching here hinted that might be the cause.

Many thanks
Martin

Martin, did you ever figure this out?! I've been searching for the answer to this dilemma for over a week now and can't find out what iBooks is looking for to consider a new chapter! In my case, it is thinking all the SUBsections of each chapter are new chapters. I can't figure out if it is going by the TOC.html, the TOC.ncx, or the header tags themselves (h1, h2, h3...) - I want it to use the h1 and h2 but leave the h3 and h4 tags alone!