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Old 01-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Making an images-only ebook for nook color-- problems

Hi All,

I'm using Calibre to make an image-only Children's epub book for use on the Nook Color. I'm converting it from an html+images source.

The nook color comes preloaded with two Kid's ebooks and they display in landscape mode, with a nice scrolling effect when you turn the pages. I can figure out how to get my eBook in landscape mode, (just rotate the images in an image editor) but, when I view it, there is no nice scroll effect when I turn the pages, plus, the nook still thinks it's in portrait (up and down) mode, and I have to turn the pages by pressing the top and bottom of the nook, which is confusing. I want to turn the pages from the right-hand side like the preloaded kid's books. So, can Calibre do this, or do I have to tweak something? So, my questions are:

(1) how to get the nice scroll effect and
(2) how to force the nook to turn pages from the right-hand side, when viewing in landscape mode.

Thanks for your help
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Me too...

Tom,
I'm in the same boat. In addition to landscape mode, I would also like to know how to use the "read to me" option and the text zoom-in ability. I haven't been able to find out anything so far. Also, all my ebooks on the Nook have a white border around them while some of the children's books pre-loaded on the Nook are completely full screen.
Does anyone know how to achieve any of these effects? Please share.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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You might have better luck asking in the Nook forum. These all sound like Nook specific features.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:45 AM   #4
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Try formatting the book in Word, including importing the images as jpgs. Save the Word file as a web page and zip the file and web files together. This kind of formatting works when uploading a book to the Nook self-publishing platform, so it might work in Calibre. To see how the Word formatting looks, you could check out my book. Just search "Tiger and Mouse " in the Nook store.
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