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Old 10-31-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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MobiPocket images all at end of book

Hello.

After struggling to figure out how to get my images to show up, I discover that they're there - but all at the end of the file! The html code is correct - the images are dispersed throughout the html document - but after building, they all show up at the end, no matter what.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Moved to Kindle forum where the experts on mobi are. Mobi and Kindle are the same format these days.

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Hello.

After struggling to figure out how to get my images to show up, I discover that they're there - but all at the end of the file! The html code is correct - the images are dispersed throughout the html document - but after building, they all show up at the end, no matter what.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

Thanks.
The fact you found the images at the end of the file means nothing. That is where they are put, according to the spec.

If the images are not showing up then there is probably something wrong with the html code in the ebook.

Can you post a snippet?
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:26 AM   #4
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Any ideas? Suggestions?
Download Sigil, create an ePub, verify it with EpubCheck online, fix all errors and compile it with KindleGen.
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They are showing up, just all at the end! Not much point in this, their all showing up at the end. The .html has them in their rightful place.

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>textfrommybook</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><img
width=467 height=350 id="Picture 8"
src="nameofmybook/image003.jpg" alt="IMG_0110.JPG"></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>MOREtextfrommybook</span></p>
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Is that really the structure of your document? Could you show a dir (ls) of the contents of the folder where that main file occurs? If you display the html file in your browser does the image show up?

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It looks like you saved your Word document directly as an .html file and not as a filtered .html file, which is usually not a good idea.
You may want to check out the e-Book Tools Word add-in created by MR member Toxaris, which'll clean up Word documents before export and also allows you to save your book as an .ePub file, which you can edit with Sigil and convert to a Kindle book with Kindle Previewer/KindleGen or Calibre.

(Direct HTML to Kindle conversion is only recommended for experienced Web designers who create their files in an editor from scratch.)
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One, you have a heck of a lot of excess code that should be cleaned up.

but to address your immediate issue, the reason you cannot see the images in the book is because the location is described as:

src="nameofmybook/image003.jpg"

When it should read

src="image003.jpg"

The extra text indicates that the images are in a folder. Removing it should fix your issue. But be careful; it is easy to screw up find-and-replace.

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They are showing up, just all at the end! Not much point in this, their all showing up at the end. The .html has them in their rightful place.

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>textfrommybook</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><img
width=467 height=350 id="Picture 8"
src="nameofmybook/image003.jpg" alt="IMG_0110.JPG"></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>MOREtextfrommybook</span></p>
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One, you have a heck of a lot of excess code that should be cleaned up.

but to address your immediate issue, the reason you cannot see the images in the book is because the location is described as:

src="nameofmybook/image003.jpg"

When it should read

src="image003.jpg"

The extra text indicates that the images are in a folder. Removing it should fix your issue. But be careful; it is easy to screw up find-and-replace.
No, Nate;

She's building it in Mobipocket, which has a dir named after the project/book. Jane, did you add your images twice? Did you export the HTML from the book, then build the book, and then add the images to it? I've seen something like this--I remember it happening--about 3, 4 years ago when I still used Mobipocket. Images at the end, appearing twice in the book.

Do you remember how you added the images, if you did, to the book project?

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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Mitch,

Sorry fort his delay. (I tried right away to respond but it wouldn't take my password and there's no "Forgot your password?" on this discussion group that I could find. Today it took my password first try!)

When I added the images, I used "Insert Image" in the Word doc. Doitsu, I did save it as a filtered .html file.

So not sure why this was happening.

At any rate, it seems like Amazon doesn't accept Mobipocket anymore, so maybe it just presented too many problems for Amazon. I too am no longer using it. So thanks to anybody who helped me.

Yours,

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If you have your word doc download and try Atlantis word processor. It is free for 30 days. It has a built in save as eBook that will convert it to a ePub file and use KindleGen to convert it for Amazon and it will work. You can make KindleGen automatic by placing it in the same folder with Atlantis or you can use it manually on the ePub file.

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Jane:

Y'know, there's nothing preventing you from using MOBIPOCKET to make a book. You can still convert a PRC into a MOBI file very easily. If you got your MOBIpocket book to look like you wanted it, post here.

I think what happened is that you loaded an HTML file somehow, without the concomitant IMAGE file that went with it. When you save a Word file "as HTML, filtered," it saves the .htm file AND a folder full of images (try it and tell me if you see it). Then, you added images to the book manually, in MBPC. You didn't add them with the correct path.

If you simply:
  1. Save As in Word, and use Web Page, Filtered;
  2. Then use THAT .htm file, in "Import From Existing File," and
  3. Simply open the file in your Web Browser (View),
  4. You should see the images where they are supposed to be.

You don't need to add the images separately. So, to be clear, when you save your Word file to "filtered HTML," you will see a) an .htm file, and b) a FOLDER of images, both in the same directory. When you use MBPC, simply "Import from Existing File," and navigate to that specific htm file.

Build from there (after doing the rest--add cover, do the meta, etc.) Your file should be perfect. Don't re-add the images; they'll end up at the end of the book. This should resolve your path issues.

Then, if you really want to make it "match" what Amazon wants, we can tell you how to drag and drop the OPF onto KindleGen to make a "mobi" file, but (big secret), you can also just rename the damn thing "mobi" and it should uptake at Amazon.

I hope that helps.

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