Kindle Formating: How do you make the chapter breaks findable? I implore you for help!

This is a call for help. See, some ebooks (strictly on Kindle, I don’t have the other 26 devices everyone else loves and uses) you can swipe up or down with your finger and it’ll take you to the next chapter break.

Cool. This only works on some ebooks, the more fancy edited ones. Most indy published books do not permit this.

I read somewhere on Amazon that if you put in a table of contents, that should provide for those handy finger swipes. Swipe down, next chapter.

I know how to make a TOC in Word. But when I put the manuscript on my Kindle, I can use Go To to hit different chapters; I can use the TOC at the beginning to go to the chapters; I cannot use finger swipe down to go to the chapters. What am I doing wrong? Does anyone out there know? Do I have to sacrifice a small animal to make it work? Is there something else, a secret box to check in Word when I do the TOC? Or is it my device, my cheap bargain basement entry level Kindle with no backlighting or bells or whistles?

Die, formatting, die!

I am pleased to report I am able to beta read a friend’s novel which I had been anticipating for ages. Ages!! Why doesn’t he write faster? I used to think.

Anyways, so yar.

Apparently, the Word doc I got was ported from Scrivener. Useful for plotting, lousy for publishing. What is with the extra carriage returns, the weird column breaks, and the words randomly dropped into tables?

I’m putting it in pretty format as I go. OTOH, I should just read the PDF and be happy. I can annotate the PDF and that gets him results faster.

Fine, I’ll PDF. But I’m looking at you, Scrivener. I don’t like your type. Not one bit.