Thread: Page Breaks etc
View Single Post
Old 02-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
dwig
Guru
dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dwig's Avatar
 
Posts: 951
Karma: 1351860
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Paradise (Key West, FL)
Device: Current:Kindle 3/WiFi Retired:Clie - UX50, T415, ...
Quote:
Originally Posted by genfind View Post
... I do not get the seperate pages which show in Sigil. HEELLLLPPPP """ !!! Very frustrated ! ...
First off, there is no such thing as a "page" in a true ebook (MOBI, ePub, ...).

A basic ebook is just one long flow of text and illustrations. There are ways to cause the ereader software to start a new screen of text. This is somewhat simulating the experience of reading a bound book (codex) and encountering the start of a new chapter. These are termed variously as "chapter breaks" or "page breaks".

In epub files you create such breaks by starting a new XHTML file. With MOBI files there is an embedded tag that indicates the start of a new section. The trick with converting an ePub to MOBI with calibre is to start each section with something that calibre will recognize as an indication that it needs to insert a pagebreak tag.

There are a number of things calibre senses by default and this can be customized on the "Look and Feel" tab in the conversion dialog. You need to add something to the text that calibre senses to get it to insert the "pagebreak" during conversion.
dwig is offline   Reply With Quote