eBook Conversion

eBook conversion for Kindle and ePub readers

Table of Contents

For a table of contents, the good news is that both Calibre and Mobipocket Creator will both create contents pages based on your headings, up to level three; that is h1, h2 and h3. And as you’ll know from reading eBooks, these will be hyperlinks and will take the reader straight to the corresponding section. There’s no need to do your own TOC in MS Word, for example.

Calibre can identify the structure of your book from the file and do this automatically. I personally prefer to use Mobipocket Creator, because it’s quicker – which is important when you’re experimenting with layout – and there are fewer options to configure. However, I’ll leave the choice up to you; bear in mind, it’s PC-only. The technical details of how to configure TOCs are in the respective Calibre and Mobipocket conversion pages.

My only irritation with Mobipocket Creator is with its table of contents creator, which usually crashes unless headings have certain attributes. Fortunately, it only takes a minute or two to fix. Fire up Notepad++ and replace the following tags:

Heading tag Replace with
<h1> <h1 toc="one">
<h2> <h2 toc="two">
<h3> <h3 toc="three">



One Response to “Table of Contents”

  1. Ijjima
    on Mar 26th, 2014
    @ 4:47 pm

    I’ve been trying to do this for months! This helps a lot! Thank you very much.

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