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Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,1 Introduction 5,1 1 Using Book Manager 5. 1 2 Supported Page Formats 6,1 3 Exported Book Files 6. 1 4 Setting Menu Language 6,1 5 Auto Update 7,2 Creating and Editing Books with Kindle Panels 7. 2 1 Opening a Book for Editing 8,2 1 1 Creating a New Book with Kindle Panels 8. 2 1 2 Opening an Existing Book with Panels 9,2 2 Entering and Editing Book Settings 10.
2 2 1 Entering Settings for a New Book 10,2 2 2 Editing the Settings of an Existing Book 13. 2 3 Adding Pages 14,2 3 1 Adding Standard Pages to a New Book 14. 2 3 2 Adding Standard Pages to an Existing Book 15. 2 3 3 Adding Custom Pages 15,2 3 4 Moving Pages in Book Manager 17. 2 4 Detecting and Editing Kindle Panels 18,2 4 1 Detecting Kindle Panels 18. 2 4 2 Editing Panel Detection Settings 19,2 4 3 Adjusting a Panel s Tap Region 20.
2 4 4 Fixing Panel Overlap Errors 21,2 4 5 Adjusting a Panel s Zoom Region 21. 2 4 6 Setting Region Zoom Level 23,2 4 7 Adjusting Panel Order in Panel Manager 24. 2 4 8 Deleting Panels 25,2 4 9 Replacing Images with Image Manager 26. 2 5 Editing Text 27,Kindle Comic Creator User Guide. 2 5 1 Adding a Text Field to a Book File 27, 2 5 2 Formatting Text with the Rich Text Toolbar 28.
2 5 3 Adding an Embedded Font 29,2 5 4 Adjusting Text Pop up Order 30. 2 6 Building and Displaying Your Book 31,2 6 1 Building and Previewing Your Book 31. 2 6 2 Exporting Your Book as a KF8 File 33,2 6 3 Loading a Book File on a Kindle Device 34. 3 Creating and Editing Books without Kindle Panel View 35. 3 1 Opening a Book for Editing 35, 3 1 1 Creating a New Book without Kindle Panel View 36. 3 1 2 Opening an Existing Book without Kindle Panel View 36. 3 2 Entering and Editing Book Settings 38,3 2 1 Entering Settings for a New Book 38.
3 2 2 Editing Settings of an Existing Book 41,3 3 Adding Pages 44. 3 3 1 Adding Standard Pages to a New Book 44, 3 3 2 Adding Standard Pages to an Existing Book 45. 3 3 3 Adding Custom Pages 45,3 3 4 Moving Pages 47. 3 4 Joining Pages 48,3 4 1 Setting the Design Tab Orientation 48. 3 4 2 Adding a Blank Page 49,3 4 3 Creating Facing Pages 51.
3 4 4 Creating Double Page Spreads 53,3 4 5 Separating Joined Pages 54. 3 4 6 Replacing Images with Image Manager 55,3 5 Building and Displaying Your Book 55. 3 5 1 Building and Previewing Your Book 56,3 5 2 Exporting Your Book as a KF8 File 57. 3 5 3 Loading a Book File on a Kindle Device 58,Kindle Comic Creator User Guide. 4 Appendix 59,4 1 Comic Toolbar 59,4 2 Kindle Comic Creator Keyboard Shortcuts 60.
4 3 HTML View and Preview Tabs 61,4 3 1 HTML View Tab 61. 4 3 2 HTML Preview Tab 62,Kindle Comic Creator User Guide. 1 Introduction, Kindle Comic Creator is a free tool for authors and publishers to turn graphic novels comics and manga. into Kindle books Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy to import original artwork optimize the. experience of readers and preview how a book will look on Kindle devices. Kindle Comic Creator accepts most common types of graphic files so authors are free to create artwork. using their preferred design tools Kindle Comic Creator accepts single or multi page source files in pdf. jpg jpeg tif tiff ppm or png formats,1 1 Using Book Manager. When you create a new book or open an existing book in Kindle Comic Creator the Design tab is your. primary editing surface see Figure 1,Figure 1 Design Tab.
Kindle Comic Creator User Guide, To list the pages in your book select View Book Manager Click the buttons at the bottom. left to display its page list in compact or expanded form For more information see Section. 2 3 4 Moving Pages in Book Manager, In eBooks that use Kindle Panel Views select View Panel Manager to edit the content of. graphic panels and text fields For more information see Section 2 4 7 Adjusting Panel. Order in Panel Manager, To display up to six toolbars of useful commands select View Toolbars For more. information on the Comic toolbar see Section 4 Appendix For more information on the. Rich Text toolbar see Section 2 5 2 Formatting Text with the Rich Text Toolbar. 1 2 Supported Page Formats, You can add pages to your book from a PDF file or by converting images Kindle Comic Creator accepts. files in pdf jpg jpeg tif tiff ppm or png formats, You can also open book files that use Amazon s comic book formatting see the Kindle Publishing.
Guidelines for more on these specifications or were created with Kindle Comic Creator These book. files can be in epub opf or mobi formats,1 3 Exported Book Files. Kindle Comic Creator exports your finished book to a KF8 mobi file. 1 4 Setting Menu Language, Kindle Comic Creator s menus can be displayed in various languages To set a language for this tool click. Settings Language and choose from the drop down menu see Figure 2. Figure 2 Language Menu, The available languages include German English Spanish French Italian Japanese and Chinese. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,1 5 Auto Update, When a new version of Kindle Comic Creator is released the application automatically downloads it for. you When Kindle Comic Creator prompts you to install an update Amazon recommends that you install. the newer version to get all the latest features,2 Creating and Editing Books with Kindle Panels.
Kindle Panel View is a unique guided reading experience that is crafted by the author or publisher It. addresses accessibility and lets readers experience the flow of action on each page in a high resolution. easy to use manner Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy to create Kindle Panel Views. You can use Kindle Comic Creator to create new books with Kindle Panels from PDF or image files or to. open existing books with Kindle Panels for editing. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,2 1 Opening a Book for Editing. You can create a new book with Kindle Panels or open an existing book that has Kindle Panels. Figure 3 Kindle Comic Creator Welcome Screen,2 1 1 Creating a New Book with Kindle Panels. To create a new book with Kindle Panels, 1 On the Welcome screen of Kindle Comic Creator see Figure 3 click Create a New Book. or In Book Manager choose File New New Book, 2 The Panel Selection book settings appear see Figure 5 Select a Language for your book. 3 Under Would You Like to Create Kindle Panel View click Yes. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,2 1 2 Opening an Existing Book with Panels.
Kindle Comic Creator can open both mobi and epub book files that follow the Kindle Publishing. Guidelines for fixed layout graphic novels comics and manga For Amazon s book formatting guidelines. for the Kindle visit http kindlegen s3 amazonaws com AmazonKindlePublishingGuidelines pdf To. open an existing book for editing on the Design tab. 1 On the Welcome screen of Kindle Comic Creator click Open an existing Book. or In Book Manager select File Open, 2 The Open Book dialog box opens see Figure 4 Browse to the desired book file and click. Open The entire file opens for editing on the Design tab. Figure 4 Open Book Dialog Box,Kindle Comic Creator User Guide. 2 2 Entering and Editing Book Settings, Use the required and optional book settings to define the appearance and functions of your book. 2 2 1 Entering Settings for a New Book,To enter the settings for a new book. 1 On the Welcome page of Kindle Comic Creator click Create a New Book. or In Book Manager choose File New New Book, The Create a New Book dialog box opens see Figure 5.
Figure 5 Panel Selection Settings, 2 To choose a language click to expand the language list and then select the language. 3 Under Would you like to Create Kindle Panel View click Yes. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,4 For orientation click Portrait or Landscape. NOTE To learn more about orientation click the question mark beside this field. 5 For page turn direction select Left to Right or Right to Left. 6 For canvas size original resolution enter values for width and height in pixels. NOTE Original resolution reflects the dimensions of your image The default values are. width 800 px height 1280 px, The maximum value permitted for either setting is 1280 px If the image dimensions are. wider or taller than 1280 px please enter scaled down values in correct aspect ratio of your. images Kindle will maintain aspect ratio for your book based on values you enter. 7 Click Continue to display additional Metadata and Cover Image settings see Figure 6. Figure 6 Metadata and Cover Image Settings, 8 Enter a Title for your book and the names of the Author and Publisher. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide, 9 To choose a Cover Image click Browse select the image from a folder on your local hard.
drive and then click Open The full path appears in the text box Kindle Comic Creator. accepts cover images in jpg jpeg ppm or png formats. 10 To set the Location for your book files click Browse Select an empty folder on your local. hard drive and then click Select Folder, NOTE To add a folder right click inside the parent folder and select New Folder. 11 To display further settings click the Advanced Settings tab see Figure 7 and Figure 8. To load a Table of Contents built in HTML markup click the General tab and then click. Browse see Figure 7 Select the html htm or xhtml TOC file on your local hard drive. and click Open,Figure 7 Advanced Settings General Tab. To customize the borders displayed around the panels click the Kindle Panels tab and. then adjust the Border Width the default is 3 px and the Border Color the default is. 000000 To select a border color from the color palette click Choose. Figure 8 Advanced Settings Kindle Panel Tab, 12 To add pages to your book see Section 2 3 1 Adding Standard Pages to a New Book. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,2 2 2 Editing the Settings of an Existing Book. Certain settings such as Language cannot be changed once a book is created To edit the settings of an. existing book, 1 On the Welcome page of Kindle Comic Creator click Open an Existing Book.
or In Book Manager select File Open, 2 The Open Book dialog box opens see Figure 4 Browse to the desired book file and click. Open The first page of the book opens for editing on the Design tab. 3 Click Book Setting at the top of Book Manager and choose Metadata Edit the Panel. Selection and Metadata Settings as needed, Under Would you like to Create Kindle Panel View click Yes. For orientation select Portrait or Landscape, For page turn direction select Left to Right or Right to Left. For canvas size enter values for width and height in pixels. 4 Click Continue to display additional Metadata and Cover Image settings. Enter or edit the Title of your book and the names of the Author and Publisher. To choose a Cover Image click Browse select the image from a folder on your local. hard drive and then click Open The full path appears in the text box Kindle Comic. Creator accepts cover images in jpg jpeg ppm or png formats. To set the Location for your book files click Browse Select an empty folder on your. local hard drive and click Select Folder, 5 To display further settings click the Advanced Settings tab. To load a Table of Contents built in HTML markup click the General tab and then click. Browse Select the html htm or xhtml TOC file on your local hard drive and click. To customize the borders displayed around the panels click the Kindle Panels tab and. then adjust the Border Width the default is 3 px and the Border Color the default is. 000000 To select a border color from the color palette click Choose. 6 To add pages to your book see Section 2 3 2 Adding Standard Pages to an Existing Book. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide,2 3 Adding Pages, When you select Create a New Book the Add Pages dialog box opens see Figure 9 Use this dialog to.
import PDF or image files from your local hard drive. You can also add standard or custom pages when you select Open an Existing Book Click the Add Page. button at the top of Book Manager and the Add Pages dialog box opens see Figure 9. Figure 9 Add Pages Dialog Box,2 3 1 Adding Standard Pages to a New Book. Kindle Comic Creator accepts files in pdf jpg jpeg tif tiff ppm or png formats To add standard. pages to a new book open the Add Pages dialog box, 1 On the Welcome page of Kindle Comic Creator click Create a New Book. 2 The Settings dialog box opens Fill in the required Panel Selection settings. 3 Click Continue The Metadata settings appear Fill in the required settings. 4 Click Start Adding Pages,Kindle Comic Creator User Guide. 5 The Add Pages dialog box opens see Figure 9 Locate and select image files on your local. hard drive To select multiple files hold down the CTRL key as you click. 6 Click Open The selected images are added to your book as standard pages and thumbnail. images for your new pages appear in Book Manager,2 3 2 Adding Standard Pages to an Existing Book. To add standard pages to an existing book open the Add Pages dialog box. 1 On the Welcome page of Kindle Comic Creator click Open an Existing Book. 2 The Open Book dialog box opens Locate and select the desired book then click Open. The book opens for editing on the Design tab, 3 At the top of Book Manager click Add Page The Add Pages dialog box opens see Figure 9.
4 Locate and select image files on your local hard drive. 5 Click Open The selected images are added to your book as standard pages and thumbnail. Kindle Comic Creator User Guide Page 5 1 Introduction Kindle Comic Creator is a free tool for authors and publishers to turn graphic novels comics and manga into Kindle books Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy to import original artwork optimize the experience of readers and preview how a book will look on Kindle devices

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