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Old 06-20-2018, 01:43 PM   #16
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...I'm going to try out the Kindle Previewer first and Adobe editions. I just downloaded them. I may be close to listing my first book on Amazon.

The table of contents went well, I might add. I was quite pleased!
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:34 PM   #17
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No Ruben. My manuscript is a Word Doc.x. No PDF.
It's very rare. If your .docx has all page numbers removed, then, that is no the cause. Does your .docx have a table with numbers or some kind of paragraph with numbers? Maybe is an error originated by the conversion. It's not easy to detect the cause of your issue without seeing your manuscript (the portion where the numbers appear).

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Thanks for the help! I'm going to look into getting a reader that I can add apps too for both epub and Mobi. This way I can actually see how they will read on an actual reading device...
You are welcome. And regarding a reader, well, with a smartphone (or a tablet) you can deal with .epub and .mobi. For example, a good reader that supports quite well ADE (to test your epub) is PocketBook:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y.reader&hl=en

And to test .mobi and .kfx files you can install the Kindle app for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....amazon.kindle
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Thanks for the help! I'm going to look into getting a reader that I can add apps too for both epub and Mobi. This way I can actually see how they will read on an actual reading device...
Fair warning: Apps on a device do not equal a device itself.

eg. You may get a close approximation by looking at a book using the kindle app on an iphone, but that does not mean it will look the same as an actual kindle. It may be OK, or it may be WAY off.

The only way to get an exact idea of how it looks/performs is testing with the target device(s) and app(s).

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Old 06-20-2018, 04:36 PM   #19
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...I'm going to try out the Kindle Previewer first and Adobe editions. I just downloaded them.
Yes, do that. But also test your files with readers.

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I may be close to listing my first book on Amazon.
The table of contents went well, I might add. I was quite pleased!
Well done!
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:15 PM   #20
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All page numbers were removed prior. They don't show up in my manuscript, only after conversion...
@Corinne - Have you done a Find in Word looking for '34'?

Up until recently I was doing a lot of DOCX->EPUB calibre conversions using the default settings, afaik calibre ignores any page footers (and page headers), which is where I put page numbers.

Have you tried converting the DOCX to EPUB by means other than calibre conversion. The Sigil editor has a DOCX Import plugin, the calibre EPUB editor has DOCX Import feature, there's also the e-Book Tools Word add-in, among other things it can create an EPUB from within Word itself.

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I apologize, but it seems my most recent posts from yesterday are missing. I used the Kindle Previewer and found out about enhanced typesetting. I'll download the plugin.

I'm going to eliminate the space in between paragraphs and indent. Perhaps that will somehow eliminate the random numbers showing up!

Thanks again for your patience Ruben and kind regards.

Corinne

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Sorry, I didn't realize I was on a new page. (I think! Using my phone...)

Thanks everyone! I'll heed the helpful suggestions!

Kind regards,

Corinne.

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I spoke too soon. Did well with the manual Toc in epub, but like so many, lost it when converting to mobi. I've read that this question has been answered several times already, however, I still do not understand the answer. As slow as I may be, as this is a new language for me personally, I'm still determined. I've read the manual. I prefer doing the Toc manually. In the instructions, it says to go to preferences - toolbars and menus - select the main toolbar, select edit Toc and apply the changes. I do exactly that, however, it won't let me apply the change. Only the discard tab is clickable, not the apply button.

Thanks again for the patience...

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..I found 'preferences.' The reason I was unable to find it was due to the very simple reason that I wasn't aware that all I needed to do was to expand the Caliber 'interface' or Calibre window or application! Once I did that, a whole new world opened up. It will no doubt be the same once I finally grasp the table of contents. I look forward to it..

Thanks again...

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I spoke too soon. Did well with the manual Toc in epub, but like so many, lost it when converting to mobi.
Corinne, you're working in Calibre and are trying to convert the .epub to .mobi (also in Calibre). You must know that the TOC in .epub is not the same in .mobi. An .epub with TOC doesn't imply a .mobi with TOC. In order that the .mobi ebook is with a TOC, you MUST enable some options in Calibre in the conversion dialog. Watch the following picture:

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Another option for you is to open your .epub in Sigil, and then to create (with Sigil) a .xhtml TOC file. Watch the following screenshot:

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In that screenshot you can see that the .epub is already with a TOC (in the pane to the right) but THAT TOC doesn't work in .mobi. So, you need to create a .xhtml TOC like this (with the command indicated in the previous image):

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In the picture you can see both, the .epub TOC and the .xhtml TOC. Once you have generated the TOC and saved the .epub, you can convert it in .mobi with Calibre (or Kindle Previewer, or Kindlegen) and that ebook will have a TOC.

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