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Old 09-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Basic Kindle questions

I have done fixed layout epubs for Apple devices before, now I have to do one for viewing on a Kindle. I just downloaded the Kindle plug in for InDesign and had a quick look thru instructions.

I need to know the following,

a fixed layout created for Kindle should have a file extension of .mobi OR AZW3

regarding fixed layout epubs, which Kindle devices will be able to view these types of books?

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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The only Kindle device that can view ePubs is the Fire series, which can install an app that can read ePub.

Not sure what you mean by "fixed layout", so I can't help with the file extension. As far as I know, .mobi files aren't ever described that way, so it might be .azw3.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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I think you can do a fixed layout via KF8, which is the replacement format some Kindles can use rather than the older mobi format. As @susan_cassidy mentioned no Kindle eInk device can view an ePub. You must convert ePub to mobi or KF8 and only KF8 would have the fixed layout ability.

Unfortunately I cannot help you on fixed layout in KF8 as I've never attempted it.

EDIT: Oops I didn't see one of your questions. AFAIK, the K3 (Kindle Keyboard), K4S and K4B (kindle non-touch models both silver and the newer black), Kindle Touch, and Kindle Paperwhite can view KF8 and I assume KF8 with a fixed layout. All the Kindle Fire models should be able to read KF8 with a fixed layout. I'm not certain about which Kindle apps (Kindle for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, etc.).

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