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Old 04-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Newbie needing advice on News vv Book formats

Hi,
I'm a newbie Kindle4 owner with limited programming experience. I'd like to put some of my own documents into my kindle (Song lyrics for the chorus I just joined). I'm downloading my regular newspaper (Independent - UK) and really like the way Calibre sets out the contents page and provides the navigation links from the 5-way controller.
I can't find anything in this forum to allow me to use this News interface to display my own content. I'm kinda hoping I don't have to learn how to build it from scratch and that I can plug into something already existing?
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Simon
Oh- and feel free to move this to a more suitable sub-forum if I'm in the wrong place.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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You can easily send your documents to your Kindle with Send To Kindle for PC: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000719931

Calibre is actually turning your news feed into an eBook. You can do the same with tools like Sigil, but it may be more work than it's worth
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Hi Shack70,
Thanks for your reply, but I think you've mis-understood. I am working on converting my text to an ebook (see my other post for problems!) but that will just display as a standard ebook.
When I read my newspaper, the navigation is completely different from a book. The bottom of the screen shows prompts to use the 5-way navigation to skip between articles, and it's easy to move around the content, and pick articles in any order.
With a standard book, the interface works differently, as we're normally just reading chapters sequentially.
I'm hoping it's possible to import any text in to use the news navigation system but all I can find in the tutorials is about sourcing the RSS feeds from the web.
Any ideas?
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