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Old 02-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Table of Contents & Links

I need to develope a TOC for an ebook that can be read and converted by KindleGen to a mobi format for the Kindle.

I looked at some displayed by ebooks that are pretty complex and link to the chapter shown, but are pretty overwhelming.

Do these have to be handcoded?

If so, does anyone have a source showing the best way to do this in CSS?

Is there software that will produce a TOC automatically? (I mean other than the one shown by SIGIL to the right of the screen.) I want to have a page at the beginning of the book like a hard copy listing the chapters and so forth.

I thought Calibre might do this but can't any reference to this.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'm not a Kindle user so I can't offer detailed help myself, but this post may shed some light for you
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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You've given me the exact information I was seeking. The link is an excellent discussion of these points.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #4
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Edit EPUB with Sigil

I have Kindle Fire -- which likes MOBI and AZW format. If I don't like the way things look, or want to clean up a PDF file, or want to create a TOC, I use Calibre to generate an EPUB file and then use Sigil to edit the file (has great WYSIWYG editing interface with Word-like options), remove page headings and numbers inserted from the PDF version, and/or create a TOC from headings I choose. Save it back to the Calibre library and convert it back to MOBI if necessary.

Also found that if you want to make large-scale changes -- especially font changes, copying the 'book view' into Word, using the full capability of Word to edit/change/insert anything, saving it as an html file, and importing the html file into Sigil works too.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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I really appreciate the tips. I've taken advantage of your help and that received from others & am pleased to now have a working TOC in my book.

Thanks!
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