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Old 07-16-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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Kindle not starting on start

I have Kindle E ink (four button w/navigation button in center.)

All books I download to my Kindle, start where they are supposed to start accept mine. They even "Go To" Beginning where they are supposed to. I use Kindlegen compiler. I load the content.opf file to Kindlegen from the OEBPS folder. But when I open my ebook on my kindle it always starts on the page PRIOR to the start page. Maddening. I believe everything is as it should be. What am I missing or what do I look for?

My start page is the first entry in the content.xhtml file. Prior xhtml files are the toc, reviews, title, and copyright xhtml files.

OPF/Guide:
<reference href="Text/content.xhtml" title="start" type="text" />

XHTML:
<body>
<h3 id="start"><a id="prologue"></a><span class="bold"><small>PROLOGUE</small></span></h3>

CSS:
h3 {
page-break-before: always;
}

Semantics OK at "text"

I am puzzled. I have extracted other books and the opf and xhtml coding are apparently set up the same way. The only difference I have found in one is the guide's title was "startup page".

HELP

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #2
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Not a Sigil issue of course. Perhaps an option in Kindlegen?
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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I have Kindle E ink (four button w/navigation button in center.)

All books I download to my Kindle, start where they are supposed to start accept mine. They even "Go To" Beginning where they are supposed to. I use Kindlegen compiler. I load the content.opf file to Kindlegen from the OEBPS folder. But when I open my ebook on my kindle it always starts on the page PRIOR to the start page. Maddening. I believe everything is as it should be. What am I missing or what do I look for?

My start page is the first entry in the content.xhtml file. Prior xhtml files are the toc, reviews, title, and copyright xhtml files.

OPF/Guide:
<reference href="Text/content.xhtml" title="start" type="text" />

XHTML:
<body>
<h3 id="start"><a id="prologue"></a><span class="bold"><small>PROLOGUE</small></span></h3>

CSS:
h3 {
page-break-before: always;
}

Semantics OK at "text"

I am puzzled. I have extracted other books and the opf and xhtml coding are apparently set up the same way. The only difference I have found in one is the guide's title was "startup page".

HELP
Has your ebook several .xhtml files or just one? If it has several, then, does this code...

Code:
<body>
  <h3 id="start"><a id="prologue"></a><span class="bold"><small>PROLOGUE</small></span></h3>
...belong to content.xhtml file? Because according to your entry in the <guide> section "<reference href="Text/content.xhtml" title="start" type="text" />" your book will start at the BEGINNING of content.xhtml file AND NOT at id="start" (or id="prologue"). If you want that the book starts at id="start" then your entry in the guide section should be:

Code:
<reference href="Text/content.xhtml#start" title="beginning" type="text" />
(in "title" you can write anything; I wrote "beginning" but "start" also will work).

Regards
Rubén

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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I say this with all the love in the world (and for the sanity of everyone beating their heads against this particular wall): just forget about dictating where the ebook initially opens. If Amazon doesn't like the location you've chosen, they'll change it. Readers who don't care; don't care. And readers who DO care will always back up to see if they've missed anything relevant.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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Thank you so much to everybody. I WILL take everything said and try it. I have been beating my head against the wall for a month now. Thank you guys.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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Several xhtml files. Starts in content. Thank you!!!!! Been beating my head against the wall on this one. Obviously I'm just learning. I'm off to try your fix. Thanks again.
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