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Old 04-06-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Turning on Index feature in Menu

I am looking for some help in creating a feature I've never used before in creating books for Kindle.

I am working on developing a way to better navigate a Bible and I want to use the Index feature that appears when you select the "Menu" button on a Kindle. I've only seen it on a few books and was wondering if anyone here knows how to activate that function and if it requires special coding.

Any help would be most appreciated.

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AFAIK, the Index feature is only available if the book publisher added an Index guide item (and the corresponding content) to a .mobi book. I.e., you'll have to create an index .html page and add a reference to it in the guide section of the .opf file. For example:
PHP Code:
<guide>
    <!-- 
more guide items-->
    <
reference type="index" title="Index" href="Index.xhtml"/>
    <!-- 
more guide items-->
</
guide

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not sure whether or not the following will be helpful, but:

here's an ipc-set-prop option:
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com.lab126.indexer
r Int numberOfItemsToBeIndexed [0]
r Str pauseIndexerTillTimeMilliseconds [-1]
w Str pauseIndexerSourceMilliseconds
w Int pauseIndexerMilliseconds
w Int dumpIndexerState
w Str indexAndSearchContent
that "indexAndSearchContent" looks like it suits your needs.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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AFAIK, the Index feature is only available if the book publisher added an Index guide item (and the corresponding content) to a .mobi book. I.e., you'll have to create an index .html page and add a reference to it in the guide section of the .opf file. For example:
PHP Code:
<guide>
    <!-- 
more guide items-->
    <
reference type="index" title="Index" href="Index.xhtml"/>
    <!-- 
more guide items-->
</
guide
I tried that, but when I convert it to Kindle, it doesn't show up as an option when I select the "menu" button. Does anyone know if this something that must be done in the native Kindle files?
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I tried that, but when I convert it to Kindle, it doesn't show up as an option when I select the "menu" button.
AFAIK, the Index guide item works fine with KindleGen, but Calibre seems to ignore it during conversion.
Did you use Calibre by any chance? If so try to convert your book with KindleGen or the Kindle Previewer.
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You're talking about dictionary formatting. Section seven of the Kindle Publishing Guidlelines.
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