Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to Fix or Avoid Image Display Issues When Submitting a Webpage Filtered File to KDP

Microsoft Word can be an author’s best friend… at least until the message “document cannot be saved” appears. When that occurs, your removable disk or hard drive maybe full, deleting unnecessary files may cure that. I've read KDP's format guidelines, it is extremely helpful. It has given me more control over the format that I choose. KDP has also played a crucial part during my writing process, but at times, it feels as though we are in a one-sided relationship.

If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word or KDP, you can relate. This time around, I decided to use images in my document to add elaborate font. Everything was going great, until I tried to view the uploaded file. The images were not visible. Instead, there was a camera icon with an error sign displayed where the images should be.

What did I do wrong?

My fly was open. I didn't zip the file! When a webpage filtered document is created it creates a folder automatically, but it also separates the images and other aspects from the text.  If you open the folder, you'll see numerous files inside. The images are separate and that's where the problem lies. It was a frustrating moment, but I was determined to fix the problem.

'Operation Fix It' commenced!


Code Name: Goosfraba


Task: Create a Zip Folder.

Okay, so you have saved your eBook as a webpage-filtered document. 
What's next?


 Note: This tutorial is not for beginners.

First, you'll need to...

Access your document folder.  
1.  Create a folder.
Right click in the 'open' dialogue box  

of your document folder. 
Note: There is more than one way to do it. The same is true for the other steps
provided in this tutorial.
Select New. Select Folder. A folder is created.  Give the folder a name. Press
the enter key on your keyboard.  You are the proud parent of a new folder.
2.   Next, 'add' the document to the folder. 
Note: (Practice with a dummy document first. Once you've got the hang of it you can use the actual file.)
Use the Drag-and-Drop method to add the file.
 You've created a folder, named it, and added the interior file to the folder.
 3.   Next, Right click on the folder. Select send to . Select "compressed 'zipped' folder."

You have a zip folder.

Upload it to KDP . 

Preview the document to verify that the images display.






  1. Helpful post. Thanks for the tips, much appreciated!

    1. You're welcome. I like challenges and when I survive them, I try to share the journey. :)