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Old 03-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Hi Folks,

To introduce myself; I'm a senior citizen having the time of his life learning to make eBooks with Calibre.

I registered on the forum quite some time ago but what with one thing and another I didn't really get started until recently.

I would appreciate some help with two questions.

First, is there a recommended setting for mobi for best over all eBook reader compatibility? I've used the basic Kindle setting and compared it with the Kindle Fire setting, but I can't see any difference. I have a Kindle reader and a Kindle Fire HD and the eBooks seem to work perfectly on both of them. Is there any reason why I should pick one setting over the other? I'm planning on making a series of children's eBooks and I want to be sure they play well on as many readers as possible.

Second, is there a way to turn off making the zip file? I really don't need it. Can that be done? No zip?

Thanks in advance. And especially thanks for Calibre; it's great!
Hi!

Zip file? If you mean on Importing HTML: No!
(and you don't need to worry about it happening). Calibre stores Books. . A HTML file may not be a complete book. Some books have pictures, more than 1 HTML file, stylesheets, (Audio and Video too ), so Calibre stores the pieces into a Zip file so the don't get lost/mixed up)


Output Profile:
This is no longer Henry Fords world (Only Black ), that is why there are settings.
There are phones with tiny screens. There are monster sized tablets.
Color or 4 shades of grey (older eink) and everything in between.

IMHO picking a K2 profile should be safer. Not optimum for all newer devices. Since you don't have a portable device, why worry? You can always convert your source (HTML and EPUB are excellent source formats) to what you need 'now' .

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