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Old 11-14-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Kindle Formatting - Setting the opening/first page of eBook

Hello all,

I'm not sure if this belongs in the sigil forum, but it's a Kindle specific issue so I thought this was the best place... apologies if it should be somewhere else.

Can anyone provide any advice on how the kindle determines which page of a book to start on, the first time the book is opened? As in when you are formatting your book in sigil or notepad or whatever, how do you ensure the kindle will open it to a specific page?

Originally I thought it would automatically open to the TOC if you had one flagged, and it does that with most of the books I have, but there are a couple that open on the dedication or title page, and I can't seem to change that.

I've tried the <a name="start"> tag but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

(and I noticed that for some reason Sigil changes it to <a id="start"> nomatter what I do, so I ended up editing it with notepad but it still didn't make a difference).

Can anyone offer any suggestions or point me to a resource that would help?
I've read all the amazon PDFs and I couldn't find anything about it.
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