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Old 06-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Error when trying to save new ePub project


Confused and frustrated noob here.

I have a large chunk of a web site that is to be turned into an ePub. I couldn't find a way to add separate html files to my project in Sigil, so I put them all together into one huge html page and Opened that in Sigil. Then I went through and made chapter breaks in the file as needed. Worked like a charm!

But not quite. Having tired myself out I wanted to save it at that point and take a break. Easy, I thought, just select Save or hit the Save button. Nope. Sigil pops up an error dialog which says...
Sigil currently cannot save files of type "html".
Please choose a different format.
Well, the file was originally html, it's true. But looking at the code view I see this at the top of every chapter...
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>

<html xmlns="">
And all the chapters were created with the default file names, all of which end in .xhtml. The original imported file did not, so I changed its filename ending to .xhtml too. (It also has that code chunk at top identifying it as, I think, XHTML.)

What do I do now? Am I going to lose all that work?

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