Originally Posted by djstormer
The following is the fourth line in the <guide> in the content.opf:
<reference type="start" href="foreword.xhtml" title="Beginning" />
However, of the almost 60 .xhtml files that make up my EPUB content, it is the second-to-last file:
<reference type="text" href="xxxx.xhtml" />
that becomes the default start page: where the book opens when you open it on the Kindle, and where it goes when you select "Go to beginning."
There's no reason to have both a <reference type="start" item AND a <reference type="text" item in the same guide section of an ePub. Choose one or the other. There's also no reason ever
for multiple "text" reference types in the guide section of an epub's OPF file. I've seen some online "how to" guides that encourage people to make a "text" reference item for every single html file that represents the book's "Text." That's bum info ... in case you've done something along those lines.
I would also recommend making the desired Start Point the very first reference item in the guide section.