Originally Posted by tonyx3
As a temporary workaround, if you open Sigil first, then switch to code view in the blank document, then open your epub, it goes straight to code view on that book.
It's not working for me (running Sigil 0.2 on OS X 10.5.8). And what makes it so frustrating, is that as soon as a text element in my epub is rendered in Book View, it gets rewritten and sometimes irrerovcably altered. For instance, I had added a large number of soft hyphens (&shy;) into a document, and they were all removed from the document.
Fortunately, I was able to find the previous scratch copy in a folder path within ~/.Sigil/scratchpad/.