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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Conversion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
jim.thornton
Junior Member
jim.thornton began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 6
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2011
Device: Aztec EZReader (w/ Hanlin firmware)
Page breaks not working as expected

Okay, first let me say that I'm a newb when it comes to ebook readers in general and that I've basically taken a crash course in them.

I'm currently trying to take a book that was created in Word and convert it to the multiple formats available. Here is what I have done so far:

1. Created the book
2. Exported the format as HTML Filtered
3. Used Zapadoo Word Cleaner and converter to strip out the unnecessary HTML junk.
4. Tweaked the HTML coding (I'm familiar with HTML)
5. I have imported the CLEAN HTML book into Calibre
6. Formatted ePUB --> Took a while but I got it looking and acting as expected.

Now: I've tried converting the book into MOBI but it is not working as expected. First let me say that I've tried the input format as ZIP and ePUB but both result in the same unexpected formatting.

Basically my issue is that Calibre is not inserting the page breaks before the chapters and instead is creating continuous text.

I've been reading and searching for hours so I finally decided to post for some help.

Has anyone gotten this to successfully work. One site I was reading said to get Sigil editor to edit the ePub format and then input the edited ePub format back into Calibre. I don't really understand this because I can get the ePub looking exactly as I want within Calibre.

All I need to know is how to get page breaks in the MOBI file.

Please anyone?
jim.thornton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 24,820
Karma: 4369673
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
The calibre ebook viewer does not support page breaks in MOBI. Open your MOBI using the Kindle Previewer application instead.
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 07-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
jim.thornton
Junior Member
jim.thornton began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 6
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2011
Device: Aztec EZReader (w/ Hanlin firmware)
I posted too soon!

I just read another post stating that Calibre doesn't recognize page breaks in MOBI and to try in the Kindle for PC program. I did and the page breaks are working well.

However there is one other issue.

For some reason my headings are not centering correctly on the Title Page (after the cover). This is only happening in the MOBI file.

Here is the code in my HTML file:
<h1><span class="title">Title goes here</span><br />
<span class="author">by<br />
F.M. Author</span></h1>

Here is my EXTRA CSS:
body { margin: 0; }
p {margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-indent: 15pt; text-align: justify;}
h1 { text-align: center; padding: 40pt 0 40pt 0; font-weight: 600; }
.title { font-size: xx-large; }
.author { font-size: large; }
h2 {text-align: center; font-weight: 600; font-size: x-large; padding: 40pt 0 40pt 0; page-break-before: always;}

Any help would be appreciated. The title is off center for some reason.
jim.thornton 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
float not working as expected in ADE iain robinson ePub 8 06-18-2011 04:16 AM
Adding page breaks in Calibre breaks ePubcheck validation bookraft Conversion 16 03-01-2011 01:23 PM
iPhone iBooks page breaks not working BartCubbins Apple Devices 2 09-08-2010 10:25 PM
Page breaks not working EnsignRicki Calibre 0 06-26-2009 11:47 AM
Page breaks enarchay Calibre 18 05-31-2009 06:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 AM.


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