2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2010 2:13 PM by Chicki663

    Is there a human in Support to answer a question?

      Yesterday I posted a question about which conversion software to use to fix chapter breaks that run together. No one has responded.

       

      I tried Calibre, and it didn't work. What else can I do?

       

      Chicki Brown

        • Re: Is there a human in Support to answer a question?

          Chicki,

            While I am not official support staff, I am human, and hopefully I can help with your question.

           

            If the original source is a Word document, then you need to use page break commands in that Word document for the chapter breaks - do not simply press the enter key to get to a fresh page for a new chapter.

           

            That being said, you still must then convert to a new format yourself prior to uploading, or the chapters will "run together" - with a little spacing between the chapter headings, but a new chapter would start on the same screen as the end of the previous one.

           

            I just did a test using two different methods - the final outlook was a little different in each case, but both preserved the page break commands for my chapters.

           

            The first method: 

          1) I saved my Word document as an HTM file using the "Save As" command in Word.

          2) I used the free software Calibre to create an EPUB file from that.

          3) I previewed the epub file in Nook for PC and verified page breaks were as desired.

           

           The second method:

          1) I used the free software Mobipocket to create a PRC file from my original Word doc

          2) I used the free software Calibre to create an EPUB file from that.

          3) I previewed the epub file in Nook for PC and verified page breaks were as desired.

           

          This can be a trial-and-error process, with much repetition before the file looks just how you want it to - but with free conversion and preview tools, it is certainly possible for an author to do this completely on their own and achieve a polished e-book in the end.

           

          Best of luck.

          Elmore Hammes