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Old 09-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation <dc:date> Not Populating

Hello,

I work with Purdue University Agricultural Communication Department and we are wanting to produce .epubs that pass Adobe's epubchecker test. Our designers are using Calibre to go from an InDesign file to the final, polished .epub because it has a GUI and they do not know HTML (or how XML works).

That's the background. The issue is that when we export the epub from Calibre, Calibre inserts the correct date and time into the meta tag <meta name="calibre:timestamp">; however, for <dc:date>, the required meta tag, it inputs <dc:date>0101-01-01...</dc:date>, which is obviously not a valid date.

They are using Macs and I have replicated the issue. I do want to note that our macs are administrated by an IT department and they have locked down the Time and Date section of the Operating System; however, Calibre still somehow grabs the correct date for their meta tag.

Any help would be appreciated in solving this problem through Calibre's user interface and not by modifying the .opf file.

Finally, the version of Calibre they are using is 0.8.17.

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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Finally, the version of Calibre they are using is 0.8.
You left off the last part of the version number. The current Calibre version is 0.8.19. With a weekly update cycle the last part can be important.
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It's Calibre 0.8.17
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Enter a date in the published column in calibre and the date will be put into the produced epub file.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:41 AM   #5
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Enter a date in the published column in calibre and the date will be put into the produced epub file.
Under what tab is this column found?

Also, thanks for your support and your program. It's very helpful.
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Under what tab is this column found?

Also, thanks for your support and your program. It's very helpful.
I found it, thanks for your tip.
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