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Old 08-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Question Kindlegen?

Hi,

How do you unzip / extract the Kindlegen file on Windows 7 please?

Have successfully downloaded Kindlegen but cannot unzip it. Consequently cannot run the "c:kindlegen" command line, so stuck basically

I have a Windows7, 64bit.

Help appreciated please.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Simply download KindlePreviewer it comes with a copy of KindleGen. (It'll be installed in the ..\Amazon\Kindle Previewer\lib folder.)
BTW, you don't need to use the command line unless you need to specify non-standard parameters. Just open the source file with KindlePreviewer to automatically compile it to a .mobi file with KindleGen.
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Simply download KindlePreviewer it comes with a copy of KindleGen. (It'll be installed in the ..\Amazon\Kindle Previewer\lib folder.)
BTW, you don't need to use the command line unless you need to specify non-standard parameters. Just open the source file with KindlePreviewer to automatically compile it to a .mobi file with KindleGen.
Oh that's brilliant - thanks :] - the KindlePreviewer downloaded & opened - no worries

So i guess when I have my EPUB file all done & dusted (or even the original Word docx) I can just open it in KP to convert it to MOBI?

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So i guess when I have my EPUB file all done & dusted (or even the original Word docx) I can just open it in KP to convert it to MOBI?
You can only compile .html and .epub files with KP/Kindlegen. You'd have to save your .docx file as a filtered .html file first.
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You can only compile .html and .epub files with KP/Kindlegen. You'd have to save your .docx file as a filtered .html file first.
Thanks Doitsu - I'd probably go for the .epub then.

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