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  • Debra Schiman

    This is Debra, the poster.

     

    Ingram Spark have not told me of the validator, I used that.  It is still showing what i assume is the same errors above but with slight different and additional wording....

    ERROR

    RSC-005

    /toc.ncx (line 2, col 125)

    Error while parsing file: element "ncx" missing required attribute "version"

    ERROR

    RSC-012

    /metadata.opf (line 45, col 79)

    Fragment identifier is not defined.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Open the epub editor Sigil to watch the toc.ncx at line 2 character 125 and metadata.opf line 45 character 79: https://www.techspot.com/downloads/5797-sigil.html 

    The plugin Flight Crew for Sigil may show you more: https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/flightcrew/releases 

    toc meens Table of Contents.

    metadata.opf is the file containing the content of the epub file.

    This is the top (4 lines) of one of my toc.ncx. You can see the ncx version:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <!DOCTYPE ncx PUBLIC "-//NISO//DTD ncx 2005-1//EN"
    "http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx-2005-1.dtd"><ncx version="2005-1" xmlns="http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx/">

    I can send you one of my epubs if you contact me: eip@erikistrup.dk

    PS. If you have problems with Sigil, I can take a look and run your epub through mine.

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  • Debra Schiman

    I have an ePub converted from Word  in Sigil that had the Word code cleaned up via Regex. However, it had tons and tons of errors when I uploaded it to Ingram Spark. But it still had the page numbers and TOC in it from Word. 

    I also have 2 ePubs converted from Word in Calibre (and cleaned of the code with Regex).  
    One has 1 error he other 2. Could I use Calibre instead of Sigil (seeing as the Calibre files have 'far' less errors? Or must I use Sigil? If Sigil then must I use the Sigil generated file with tons of erros, or can I use the Calibre generated files in Sigil? 

    ERROR

    RSC-005

    /toc.ncx (line 2, col 125)

     

     
    The other has both errors. 

    ERROR

    RSC-005

    /toc.ncx (line 2, col 125)

    Error while parsing file: element "ncx" missing required attribute "version"

    ERROR

    RSC-012

    /metadata.opf (line 45, col 79)

    Fragment identifier is not defined.

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  • Debra Schiman

    Re-informing on previous reply to your reply...

    I have communicated with the person who converted and tidied my Word file in Sigil. I am wrong where I said the Word file still had the Toc in it on convert to ePub , as he took it out.

    He followed the video I sent him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Z8aQeEMmg&t=150s

    He says it took out the word ToC and put in TWO other ToCs, one for the mobi and one for the epub when he edited in Sigil.  When converted back to Word there would have seen 2 ToCs  but only one should show in ePub and the other in Mobi  I do not know if either of them would work as a Word ToC.

    BOTH ToCs are embeded in the epub file

    This is the file I mentioned that had tons of error when uploaded to Ingram Spark.

    I had to get him to do it as I was having a problems with Sigil taking over 30 mins to scroll to select a large chunk of bad code before trying the Regex part of process.

    In my Calibre generated ePubs (with 2 errors), I didn’t do the initial scrolling and selecting loads of code to delete as I didn’t have a video to follow like I did with Sigil. I didn’t trust that I would find the bulk of code to delete in Calibre.

    Yes, Perhaps I should send you my file/s – but which and do you charge?

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Why not just check the epub you made with Calibre in Sigil. There was only two errors?

    AND I always send epub version 2.0 (not 3.0) to IngramSpark. That may help you.

    I would like to see the first epub made by Calibre.

    In general, I see people have problems making docx to pdf and epub. I beleive Atlantis Wordprocessor (that can read docx) can produce epub.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    I have just ran a docx through Atlantis Wordprocessor which asks if I would open in epub editor (Sigil is my default epub editor). I ran the FlightCrew and only got errors about fonts being of wrong media-type. Atlantis also generated a mobi/Kindle file after having downloaded a specific tool.

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  • Debra Schiman

     

     

    I opened the Calibre generated ePub  and ran it through Flight Crew validation, I failed saying....

    Status: failed

    Launcher: missing or incorrect paths passed in

     

    I notice that there is a newer version of  Sigil, version 1.2.0  I guess I should down load that. But before I do I will check with you.  Will I need to reinstall Flight Crew and reassign it if I get the update to version 1.2.0 ? 

    I will send my ePubs as you suggest. 

    Thank you.

     

    Debra

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    I have just updated to version 1.2.0 and the FlightCrew plugin are still there after installation/update.

    I will look at your epubs during the weekend.

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