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Old 11-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #14
JimmyG
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Location: Yuma, AZ
Device: Kindle Touch
Here's the Guide:

Code:
<guide>
    <reference href="Text/cover.html" title="Cover" type="cover" />
    <reference href="Text/sufferer.html" title="Text" type="text" />
    <reference href="Text/toc.html" title="Table Of Contents" type="toc" />
  </guide>
All of this stuff shows on Kindle for PC's Go menu, and on Kindle Previewer's Go to menu. None of it shows up on my Touch.

What I wanted on the Go to menu was "Table of Contents" So people can find my Table of Contents from wherever they are in the book. Following what they said about the ncx, I put the Table of contents there, the beginning of the ncx:

Code:
<navMap>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-1" playOrder="1">
      <navLabel>
        <text>Table of Contents</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/toc.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-2" playOrder="2">
      <navLabel>
        <text>Who's Who</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/Whoswho.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-3" playOrder="3">
      <navLabel>
        <text>Preface</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/Preface.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-4" playOrder="4">
      <navLabel>
        <text>The Innocent Sufferer</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/sufferer.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-5" playOrder="5">
      <navLabel>
        <text>No. 1. Capt. Bligh to Mrs. Heywood</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/No%20001.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-6" playOrder="6">
      <navLabel>
        <text>No. 2. Mr. Bligh to Col. Holwell</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/No%20002.html"/>
    </navPoint>
    <navPoint id="navPoint-7" playOrder="7">
      <navLabel>
        <text>No. 3. Mr. Stanhope to Capt. Shuttleworth</text>
      </navLabel>
      <content src="Text/No%20003.html"/>
    </navPoint>
And here's my toc:

Table of Contents

Note: Two letters were numbered 34 in the original manuscript. -Ed.
Who's Who
Preface
The Innocent Sufferer
No. 1. William Bligh to Elizabeth Heywood 2 Apr 1790
No. 2. William Bligh to James Holwell 26 Mar 1790
No. 3. William Stanhope to Captain Shuttleworth 13 Apr 1790
No. 4. James M. Heywood to Nessy Heywood 14 Apr 1790
No. 5 Francis Hayward to Nessy Heywood 27 Jul 1790
No. 6. John Hallett to Nessy Heywood 19 Mar 1792
No. 7. James M. Heywood to Nessy Heywood 12 May 1792
No. 8. Nessy Heywood to James M. Heywood 3 Jun 1792
No. 9. Nessy Heywood to Peter Heywood 3 Jun 1792
No. 10. Thomas Pasley to Nessy Heywood 8 Jun 1792
No. 11. John C. Curwen to Nessy Heywood 21 Jun 1792
No. 12. James M. Heywood to Nessy Heywood 22 Jun 1792
No. 13. Nessy Heywood to Thomas Pasley 22 Jun 1792
No. 14. Peter Heywood to Elizabeth Heywood 20 Nov 1791
No. 15. Peter Heywood to Richard Betham 20 Jun 1792

(Beginning with "Who's Who" are links.)

And now my Touch's Go to menu shows:
Beginning
Page or Location
Table of Contents
Who's Who
Preface
The Innocent Sufferer
No. 1....
No. 2...
No. 3...
and so on until it runs out of space. The numbers go up to 117, they are letters. That's why the toc is so important. Some people may read from beginning to end, but others will only want to read certain letters. And just as I suspected, if you're on letter No. 65 and bring up Go to, it shows:

Beginning
Page or Location
No 66...
No 67...
No 68...
and so on. So the only way to get to the Table of Contents is to go to Beginning and page back. That is not helpful. I guess the only solution is to make the Table of Contents the Beginning.

BTW...Kindle for PC does not show the ncx. For this book, on the Go menu it shows the Guide items:
Library
.........
Cover
Table of Contents
Beginning
Location...

You can get the ncx if you click View -> Show Document Navigation.

I got a response from KDP Support. They sent me links to explanations for building a table of contents in Word. I specifically told them I wasn't using Word, but of course they didn't bother to read what I said. If their response didn't answer my question, there's a link where I can take a survey. Whoopee.

My friend's book doesn't show any of the ncx. No matter where you are in the book, the only thing the Go to menu shows is:

Beginning
Page or location
Cover
Table of Contents
End

But he works in Word on a Mac and can't explain to me how he did it.

I'm sorry if I've just confused you further, but I just don't know any other way to explain it.
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