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Old 07-28-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Kindle Question 1: TOCs

oooh, my favorite.

I've been making books-of-books using mobipocket creator for my Father's Kindle, which I finally got to see a couple weeks ago, not having one of my own.

When he opens one of my books, say, The Complete Works of O Henry, it opens to the first page of the first book, and he then has to select [ Table of Contents ] from the menu to find the other books in the collection.

This is different behavior from opening the book on my Pocket PC, which starts at the TOC.

Is there a way to make the Kindle, on first opening the book, open to the TOC and not the first page? (it's confusing - he wants to pick a sub-book, and not always start in the first one - which he's read).

Also: Does the Kindle support multiple TOCs?

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:52 PM   #2
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Is there a way to make the Kindle, on first opening the book, open to the TOC and not the first page? (it's confusing - he wants to pick a sub-book, and not always start in the first one - which he's read).

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If you make the TOC yourself, you can put it first in the list of files (in MobiCreator). That way the TOC will be the first thing in the book.

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Also: Does the Kindle support multiple TOCs?

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Yes and no. Again, if you make the TOCs yourself, you can have a main TOC that links to sub-TOCs.
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Yeah, the toc is the first file on the list in Creator. Which is why it baffled me.

Does it maybe also need to be the "First Page"?

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