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Old 09-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by rkh5 View Post
Do you have another recommendation for generating files with a working ToC? Calibre perhaps?
If you have at least a basic knowledge of HTML tags and styles, I'd recommend Sigil, which, for example, will automatically generate an .ncx file from headings marked with h1..h6 tags
(The last Sigil beta, which is unfortunately no longer available for download, also had a feature to generate an inline TOC from the .ncx file.)
Calibre will automatically generate an inline TOC from an .epub file if it contains an .ncx file. Otherwise, you'll have to manually specify the elements to be included in the TOC, which can be a bit tricky.
The bad news is that Amazon occasionally rejects perfectly fine .mobi files generated by Calibre. I.e., if you plan to sell your book, your may want to use Kindle Previewer/KindleGen.
If you find the whole conversion process a bit daunting, there are also a couple of WYSWIG tools available that generate ebooks from Word documents. For example, Jutoh and AWP. Why don't you check out their demo versions?
There are also two free conversion options that you could explore. If you know someone with a Mac, you could try to convert your Word doc with the free ePub plugin for Apple's Pages word processor.
Alternatively, you could install OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer and check out Writer2ePub, which allows you to export an ePub from an OpenOffice document.
IIRC, Smashwords also has Word based authoring tool, but, AFAIK, you'll have to follow their very restrictive styleguide to the letter to get positive results.
Good luck!
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