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Old 03-18-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Sigil Crashes on Saving (Max OSX10.5)

My apologies if this thread exists elsewhere. I've searched and can't find it.

Sigil hangs on two separate systems when trying to save a) an edited .epub file, and b) a 'save-as' to an unedited file.

It becomes unresponsive and I've had to force-quit it each time.

I really like the concept of SIGIL, but this is a kind of deal-breaker if I can't save edited files.

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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I had the same problem you're having (only I'm on 10.6). In reading one of the other Sigil threads, I saw the suggestion to make sure that none of the files inside the epub had spaces in their names. When I fixed those filenames, I was able to save the file without incident.

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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I was using Sigil 2.0 beta Mac version, and couldn't get it to save anything on either of my macs. I dit what Tlrowley suggested, made sure that all my images and files had no spaces in their names, and this didn't solve the problem.

I'm creating the epub files from InDesign CS4. I'm using Sigil to do post formatting and editing of the generated CSS.

When I changed to version 1.9 of Sigil, the file saved correctly and with no problems. I'm thinking that V2.0 still needs some work.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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I was using Sigil 2.0 beta Mac version, and couldn't get it to save anything on either of my macs.
I use version 2.0 beta on a Mac too, and had this problem only once. After checking I found that indeed there were spaces in some file names ...
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I use version 2.0 beta on a Mac too, and had this problem only once. After checking I found that indeed there were spaces in some file names ...
images may have a file name with spaces.

best to check all the sections .
Sigils uses a short name when you it inserts a new file.

Why does the original EPUB creation feel the need to maintain a full, original file name?
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images may have a file name with spaces.
??? Wasn't it you who first reported that Sigil 0.2.0β2 hangs and that your file completely dissappears?

I just had the problem with an image name with spaces: Sigil freezes and file gone. Fortunately my system makes a back up every hour!

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??? Wasn't it you who first reported that Sigil 0.2.0β2 hangs and that your file completely dissappears?

I just had the problem with an image name with spaces: Sigil freezes and file gone. Fortunately my system makes a back p every hour!
Poor wording (again) on my part.
I meant "Look there also"

Spaces in any EPUB internal file_name =
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Since I backdated to Sigil 1.9, no problems. Although I like Sigil, am still looking for a good epub editor for the Mac, one that doesn't require me to unzip the epub file. I found a bit of a rusty program for the Mac from Adobe, PDFXML Inspector, that runs under Adobe AIR. It isn't a wysywig editor, but it does let you inspect the whole ePub file and make edits to it.

Both AIR and PDFXML Inspector are free downloads.
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Do you experience the problem with just one epub file, or with several? Try to open and edit this epub file.
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