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Old 02-24-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Red face HELP, how do i make the TOC work in Ebook Publisher.

well, i still havent figured out the 1200 bit, i can only presume it has something to do with the old firmware.

but this is something else altogether. i am re-building a bunch of LIT files as IMP books. im using Clit to convert them to HTML, then copy/pasting to RTF, which i then import and edit in Ebook Publisher. seems to be going quite well, except i cant seem to find info on getting a working TOC. anyone have any advise?
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well, i still havent figured out the 1200 bit, i can only presume it has something to do with the old firmware.

but this is something else altogether. i am re-building a bunch of LIT files as IMP books. im using Clit to convert them to HTML, then copy/pasting to RTF, which i then import and edit in Ebook Publisher. seems to be going quite well, except i cant seem to find info on getting a working TOC. anyone have any advise?
Why not just import the html files. No need to convert to rtf. A TOC file is just an html file with href entries in it. At the top of the TOC put in a tag <a name="TOC"></a> to indicate the location of the toc entry. (A toc doesn't have to be in a file by itself.

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Why not just import the html files. No need to convert to rtf. A TOC file is just an html file with href entries in it. At the top of the TOC put in a tag <a name="TOC"></a> to indicate the location of the toc entry. (A toc doesn't have to be in a file by itself.

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because the EBW librarian messes up the formatting, and i cant edit HTML prior to importing it to epub. i like RTF because it allows me to set formatting standards, and search/replace/edit certain features. much easier than epub.

sorry, but i dont know a thing about programming, or HTML, i am barely able to figure out what i have so far, the <a name="TOC"></a> thing i figured out, but how do i tell the reader that this TOC entry goes *here* in a document? if you could post a sample of a working TOC, and the tags that tell it where to link to, id appreciate it.
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because the EBW librarian messes up the formatting, and i cant edit HTML prior to importing it to epub. i like RTF because it allows me to set formatting standards, and search/replace/edit certain features. much easier than epub.

sorry, but i dont know a thing about programming, or HTML, i am barely able to figure out what i have so far, the <a name="TOC"></a> thing i figured out, but how do i tell the reader that this TOC entry goes *here* in a document? if you could post a sample of a working TOC, and the tags that tell it where to link to, id appreciate it.
Ebook Publisher is a different application than EBW Librarian. EBook Publisher is free and allows you to edit the raw html files. eBook Publisher will import RTF or Word. Here is what a html document might look like that has TOC in it.
<html>
<head>
<title>Table of Contents</title>
</head>
<body>
<img src="caraliti.png">
<a name="toc"></a>
<h1 align="center">Table of Contents</h1>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-1">Down The Rabbit-Hole</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-2">The Pool of Tears</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-3">A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-4">The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-5">Advice from a Caterpillar</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-6">Pig and Pepper</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-9">A Mad Tea-Party</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-10">The Queen’s Croquet-Ground</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-11">The Mock Turtle’s Story</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-12">The Lobster Quadrille</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-13">Who Stole The Tarts?</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-14">Alice’s Evidence</a>
</p>
</body>
</html>

Note it also has a cover image referenced at the beginning.
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Ebook Publisher is a different application than EBW Librarian. EBook Publisher is free and allows you to edit the raw html files. eBook Publisher will import RTF or Word. Here is what a html document might look like that has TOC in it.
<html>
<head>
<title>Table of Contents</title>
</head>
<body>
<img src="caraliti.png">
<a name="toc"></a>
<h1 align="center">Table of Contents</h1>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-1">Down The Rabbit-Hole</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-2">The Pool of Tears</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-3">A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-4">The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-5">Advice from a Caterpillar</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-6">Pig and Pepper</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-9">A Mad Tea-Party</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-10">The Queen’s Croquet-Ground</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-11">The Mock Turtle’s Story</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-12">The Lobster Quadrille</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-13">Who Stole The Tarts?</a>
</p>
<p><a href="CarAlic.html#_RWTOC-14">Alice’s Evidence</a>
</p>
</body>
</html>

Note it also has a cover image referenced at the beginning.
interesting, but how does it link? is there a tag at the destination that tells it where to go?
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interesting, but how does it link? is there a tag at the destination that tells it where to go?
Yes, each of the target locations requires a matching name tag with names that are the same as the ones in the example. If each location is a new file then the name tags are not needed and the file name is enough. A combination of files and tags inside a file are also possible.

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Yes, each of the target locations requires a matching name tag with names that are the same as the ones in the example. If each location is a new file then the name tags are not needed and the file name is enough. A combination of files and tags inside a file are also possible.

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so, this would be in the TOC (this assumes the TOC is the first part of the body, and that the body is all in the same file.)
<h1 align="center">Table of Contents</h1> (this is bacically the title of the TOC, center aligned)
<p><a href="chapter-1">the text to click</a>
</p>


and this should be in the body, at the destination.
<a name="chapter-1">the text to go to</a>


and if "chapter-1" is the name of an individual file, (say each chapter to a file, the collection to make the body) then no destination tag is needed?

right?

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so, this would be in the TOC
<h1 align="center">Table of Contents</h1> (this is bacically the title of the TOC, center aligned)
<p><a href="chapter-1">the text to click</a>
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and this should be in the file.
<a name="chapter-1">the text to go to</a>

right?
Almost. If chapter-1 was the name of a file then it must end with the correct full filename including extension say chapter-1.html. No name need in the file itself if it is desired to start at the beginning.

It chapter-1 is in this file then it would need to be preceded with a # to indicate that it is in this file. <a href="#chapter-1">Chapter 1</a>

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