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Old 08-03-2014, 02:20 AM   #1
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Newspaper style ToC in ebook

When I use the fetch news feature of Calibre, the ToC that is displayed on my kindle is divided into two halves, the left half of the screen shows the sections and on selecting any section, the right half shows the articles inside that section.
Is there a way to design this kind of table of contents for ebooks?

I have a book with 25 chapters containing over 500 sections. I need to link each section with the ToC which is resulting in a very long ToC spanning multiple pages. So if I could make a newspaper style ToC, it would be much easier to navigate.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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When I use the fetch news feature of Calibre, the ToC that is displayed on my kindle is divided into two halves, the left half of the screen shows the sections and on selecting any section, the right half shows the articles inside that section.
Is there a way to design this kind of table of contents for ebooks?

I have a book with 25 chapters containing over 500 sections. I need to link each section with the ToC which is resulting in a very long ToC spanning multiple pages. So if I could make a newspaper style ToC, it would be much easier to navigate.
a 2 column mode is fraught with issues., which may be why it is not supported.

What happens on a 3 inch screen? KISS, just make a single column and avoid those kinds of (tablerelated ) issues
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
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No you cannot create periodical formatting for normal books. And note that any book you send through amazon's personal document service automatically gets its periodical formatting stripped, so you cannot rely on it anyway.
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And note that any book you send through amazon's personal document service automatically gets its periodical formatting stripped, so you cannot rely on it anyway.
I could always side-load to prevent that.

Can the limit of 100 articles be bypassed while downloading news content from a website?
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There are no limits, read the API documentation for the recipe class and you will see how to increase the default 100 articles per feed limit.
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