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Book Creation Tutorials
#71  Mel 12-01-2008, 02:40 PM
Are there any particular steps to getting an illustration in a mobi book or things I need to check? Over the long weekend I worked on 4 different books with varying degrees of success. All four look fine in BD. The first one came out fine. The second one MobiCreator insists on replacing the author's picture with the cover art. The third looks fine in BD and as a web page but the art disappears in MobiCreator. The fourth one the art disappears when viewed as a web page. Any hints on where I am missing a step?
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#72  mtravellerh 12-04-2008, 06:50 AM
Quote Mel
Are there any particular steps to getting an illustration in a mobi book or things I need to check? Over the long weekend I worked on 4 different books with varying degrees of success. All four look fine in BD. The first one came out fine. The second one MobiCreator insists on replacing the author's picture with the cover art. The third looks fine in BD and as a web page but the art disappears in MobiCreator. The fourth one the art disappears when viewed as a web page. Any hints on where I am missing a step?
This clearly sounds like "The Mystery of the Missing Link" to me. Ya know, whenever Mobi creates a book, it creates its own folder in "My Publications" containing, in principle, all the files this book includes. But not all the images are moved to that same folder (Why you ask? Answer: Don't know). Result: Missing pics in the book.

Solution: When creating the file in BD or however you do it, just keep the source file and the images together. Then copy and paste the images to the new My Publications folder created by Creator after import of the source file. Bingo!

PS: If there is an error in finding the relative pics, Creator gives you the detailed info on where it looked for the images in its error messages. Just look at those to find the exact links if you have taken pics from outside your rootdirectory. You might have to change the more complex links (well, that shouldn't happen if you are consequent) with your associated editor to have them show up in the book.

So as a general rule, keep your images in an images folder in your root folder, then do a copy and paste to the My Publications folder.

PPS:You do not need your roots folder anymore once the ebook creation has been done as you can use the My Publication folder as the place where all your source files lie.

PPPS: Make sure you edit the html file in your MyPublications folder (not the one in the roots folder) when changing any pic links.

Sigh, it sounds more complicated than it really is. Honest!
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#73  DaleDe 12-13-2008, 04:26 PM
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Hello All,

While using BD I called up the Spell Checker. It reports no dictionary. However there is a file in BD folder entitled "custom dictionary.dat." This leads me to believe that a dictionary can be installed. By some means, it is entered into "custom dictionary.dat." and performs spell checking.

Does anyone have any information? I assume that a spelling dictionary is different from a normal (??) dictionary. If a dictionary is obtained, how is it activated for BD?

Thanks,
Charlie
I don't know about the standard dictionary but the custom one would be where you would add your own words.
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#74  patdunn20 02-25-2009, 11:17 AM
So can you create books for the Kindle? is there a link where I can find out more? Thanks,!
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#75  DaleDe 02-25-2009, 11:27 AM
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So can you create books for the Kindle? is there a link where I can find out more? Thanks,!
Kindle can use MOBI format eBooks from Mobipocket. As a matter of fact the Kindle format is MOBI with slightly different DRM. You can read about MOBI format in the wiki along with how to generate eBooks and there is a forum devoted to this format. Amazon owns Mobipocket, by the way.

Dale
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#76  rainrain 03-23-2009, 11:59 AM
Thanks man, will try the tutorial. Just started to read novels right now.
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#77  blanca_luz 09-21-2010, 12:17 PM
Hi everyone!
I've been using HarryT's tutorial since I have my Kindle DX, about six months now, I find it extremely usefull, so thanks.
Since mobi (at least in Kindle) does ingnore some hmtl tags, I've been wondering if there's a way I can have "chaptermarks" in the location's bar in a .prc file.
I usually do this:Then I make the mobi file using Calibre. Which creates "chaptermarks" automatically if you have the right settings.

My question is: Is there any tag that I can use, editing the html file, that makes the "chaptermarks" in .prc, not having then to convert the .prc file into .mobi?
The reason I what to do this is that I can use more diferent tags in .prc than in .mobi. Like FONT size=+3

Thaks in advance for your answers.
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