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Old 09-16-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Post Is hiearchical table of contents possible?

I recently got Kobo Touch after my Sony PRS-650 broke. The most painful change is the way hierarchical table of contents are handled. And there are many books where such ToCs are in use (for good) - for example most O'Reilly-sold epubs.

Yesterday I wanted to refresh my memory on some topic using „SQL Cookbook”. So I opened the book, and opened the table of contents to find the chapter I wanted to read. Kobo Touch displayed … plain list of all table-of-contents items, without any hierarchy. The list claimed having 147 pages (147 pages of table of contents, in 300-page book) and was navigable only back and forth. In practice: there was no way to use it to navigate to proper place in the book.

For comparison, after opening the same book on Sony and going to ToC, I see list of top-level chapters (1-2 pages), after I touch some chapter I see it's sections, after I touch the section I see it's subsections, finally lowest level opens book in the correct place. 3-4 finger touches, a few seconds and I am in the chapter I am interested in.

Do I miss something? Is there a way to get reasonable ToC on Kobo?
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To provide all the details about example: this book table of contents can be seen at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596009762.do
In .epub the hierarchy is deeper - there are subsections like „Problem”, „Solution”, „Oracle notes”, „DB2 notes”... in every section. Many tech books have similar structure.

So on Sony I see

1 Retrieving Records
2 Sorting Query Results
3 Working with Multiple Tables
4 Inserting, Updating, Deleting
(... up to 14 ...)

expanding chapter 4 gives

Inserting a New Record
Inserting Default Values
Overriding a Default Value with NULL
Copying Rows from One Table into Another
Copying a Table Definition
Inserting into Multiple Tables at Once
Blocking Inserts to Certain Columns
Modifying Records in a Table
(.. and a few more ...)

and so on.

On Kobo I get

1 Retrieving Records
Retrieving All Rows and Columns from a Table
Problem
Solution
Discussion
Retrieving a Subset of Rows from a Table
Problem
Solution
Discussion
Finding Rows That Satisfy Multiple Conditions

(and info that there are over hundred pages of toc)
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Short version: no, Kobo doesn't support heirarchical TOC.
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