Of Kindle and Hyperlinks

This blog has been quieter than it should have been recently for one reason only - I have been lost in the tech wilderness of preparing and then converting the text of LYNX: Back to the Wild ready for Kindle, a task finally accomplished last night. I have to say it was a nail-biting experience to a non-techy like me but also that it actually worked! Have hope ye faint-hearted! My utterly indispensable guide was Self-Printed by Catherine Ryan Howard, as close to a personal hand-holding as it is possible to get in print. The only task I could not accomplish just using her guidance was the linking of the Table of Contents to the chapter headings. She does say that it depends on the version of Word you are using but my efforts to achieve the links through Heading One were abysmal failures and it took me a long time to realise that doing it the long way round involves both bookmarking AND hyperlinking. As I said, I am not a techy nor was meant to be. In case anyone reading this has the same problem (ie how to create links within a document), Rachel Stone's article How to Hyperlink Your Table of Contents in Microsoft Word is very good and I can confirm that her instructions also work for Word 2010, at least on Kindle. Just Google it. Anyway, I was very happy to discover that you can jump around as much as you like from my Table of Contents to the chapter headings and back again, and also that the links from the book to my website also work. In fact I think I'll go and play with them for a few minutes now just for the fun of it!