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Publish to Kindle

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:50 pm
by sfg511
In the instructions for publishing to a Kindle device, the preferred program is Word. I do not own a current copy of word, but the Kindle instructions mention that OpenOffice can also be utilized.

My problem occurs when I attempt to preview photographs which have been inserted into my text. They do not appear in the Kindle preview window, rather a symbol of a camera with an exclamation point. 

The instructions for Word reads...
"In save as dialogue screen click FORMAT...choose HTML...In the lower portion of the save as dialogue screen , click on the radio button "save only display information into HTML".

It seems that now there should be 2 files; one for text, and one for photos. I can't accomplish this in OpenOffice. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Goldstrom

Re: Publish to Kindle

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:03 pm
by esperantisto
I suggest another solution. Make a book in FictionBook2 format [1] using OOoFBTools extension to OOo [2] and convert it to MOBI using Calibre [3]. Or install CoolReader to read FB2 on Kindle without conversion.

[1] http://www.fictionbook.org/index.php/Eng:FictionBook

[2] http://www.fbtools.org/home

[3] http://calibre-ebook.com/about

[4] http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148850

Re: Publish to Kindle

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:23 pm
by PGAGA
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In my case I use ePub export extension and would then use Calibre to convert to mobi.

Phil