Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
ice2097
Junior Member
ice2097 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle 3
Question Epub to Mobi Chapter Detection

Hey everyone,
I have an epub document that already has chapter marks (if I view it in calibre's viewer the ToC button shows all of the chapters just fine) but when I convert to MOBI there are no chapters shown.
I'm assuming I have to change the chapter detection somehow, but I'm not sure what it should be. The chapter headings are images in the file, but there are additional (non-chapter breaking) images as well.
Thanks!
ice2097 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
This should not happen, unless you have set Preferences -> Conversion / Common Options -> TOC -> Force auto-generated TOC. If this is set, try unsetting it.

If an ePub has a TOC, there is usually no need to auto detect chapters (they are already in the TOC). Unfortunately, quite a few ePubs don't have a TOC (in a crime against ePubs) - so auto-detecting is necessary. You would not normally force the use of the auto-generated TOC unless the ePub's original TOC was not good enough.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 01:04 AM   #3
ice2097
Junior Member
ice2097 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle 3
No, I made sure to have the "Force TOC" off. I left the detection xpath as the default as well, as I assumed it would just use the already-present ToC, and thus the xpath would be irrelevant.
ice2097 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 02:10 AM   #4
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,843
Karma: 12535517
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ice2097 View Post
No, I made sure to have the "Force TOC" off. I left the detection xpath as the default as well, as I assumed it would just use the already-present ToC, and thus the xpath would be irrelevant.
Then try checking that option and see what happens. I don't use Mobi, how do you know the TOC is blank?
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
ice2097
Junior Member
ice2097 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle 3
Tried checking it, still nothing...
I know that there isn't a ToC because when I open the MOBI in calibre's built-in viewer, the ToC button is just greyed out (can't even click on it).
ice2097 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Epub to Mobi Conversion - Designating Chapter Starts? CAJensen01 ePub 18 09-29-2010 12:46 PM
Help with Chapter detection ubergeeksov Calibre 0 09-02-2010 04:56 AM
To MOBI, Chapter detection fails? Works for EPUB Fmstrat Calibre 7 08-29-2010 05:37 PM
xpath for chapter detection romnempire Calibre 7 07-26-2010 05:34 PM
chapter detection in any book yuki86 Calibre 9 05-06-2009 06:54 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.