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Old 04-27-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question (MOBI) Proper way to split pages after a chapter / kindle touch

I use kindle touch, and I added a new e-book. I first set the book up in Word 2010, and I used ctrl+enter function after the last line in a chapter to keep the new chapter on a separate page. I created a ToC, and sent it all to my device. Now, whenever I come to an end of the chapter in kindle, the last line of a chapter ends, for example, in the middle of the screen, and then I have an empty (kindle) page, and then I have neatly formatted new chapter heading on top of its new page.

What am I doing wrong? What's the proper way to split pages after chapters?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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I use kindle touch, and I added a new e-book. I first set the book up in Word 2010, and I used ctrl+enter function after the last line in a chapter to keep the new chapter on a separate page. I created a ToC, and sent it all to my device. Now, whenever I come to an end of the chapter in kindle, the last line of a chapter ends, for example, in the middle of the screen, and then I have an empty (kindle) page, and then I have neatly formatted new chapter heading on top of its new page.

What am I doing wrong? What's the proper way to split pages after chapters?
The normal Calibre settings (for books (that I convert/modify) will start a chapter (based upon the detection rules) on a fresh screen, you also put a fresh screen (marker) just before the detected one .


Look at the ALL the Structure detection rule optional settings in Preferences: (Conversion Common Options, especially the bottom one (for detection) and the pull down (may say Both)
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You are right, theducks. There is no need to hit ctrl+enter after each paragraph, it's done automatically. Thanks a lot!

It seems I am yet much to learn about e-books.
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You are right, theducks. There is no need to hit ctrl+enter after each paragraph, it's done automatically. Thanks a lot!

It seems I am yet much to learn about e-books.
That is not exactly an e-book thing, but a Calibre way (and user preference setting).
I read on a 5" device. I Like the way paper books are laid out...
So I start chapters on a fresh page. I indent paragraphs that have a a small paragraph spacing and increase the spacing 25% for a non indented style.
Standard margins are tiny (the display bezel is my big margin )

It is all user preference
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Oooh...you can edit all that? Nice!

Hey, what about tables and graphics?

Long tables?

And text written in two rows? (like newspapers)


Okay, I'm getting off-topic here.
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Oooh...you can edit all that? Nice!

Hey, what about tables and graphics?

Long tables?

And text written in two rows? (like newspapers)


Okay, I'm getting off-topic here.
EPUB gives you options that Mobi (based on a older HTML) does not.

2 columns might be faked with tables, but then you mess up the reflow (there are few paperbacks with 2 columns, which closest match 5-6" readers for display area)
Charts and (real) tables are probably better on larger devices and sometimes must be done as Images, just to keep them sane under any resize.
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