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Old 08-28-2010, 07:01 AM   #16
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.DS_Store? Could be that.

Yeah. Aren't there a few others? I wonder if Calibre checks for them? Something doesn't.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:41 AM   #17
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Hi, I have searched high and dry trying to fix my epub problem.
Here's the story: I want to publish a book on lulu.com.
I made my ebook in inDesign CS5 as seperate documents - then combined them all as a book and exported. I then opened it in Sigil and added Metadata "Date of Creation". It then checked out on epubcheck, however, lulu still says it contains unmanifested files. Opening and saving it in Sigil doesnt seem to have done anything for me.

I am able to unzip the epub file with Stuffit to access the content.opf but I have no idea where to go from here? What do I compare the <manifest> files to and how do I re-save it as an epub file that lulu will be happy with?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:36 PM   #18
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I then opened it in Sigil and added Metadata "Date of Creation". It then checked out on epubcheck, however, lulu still says it contains unmanifested files. Opening and saving it in Sigil doesnt seem to have done anything for me.
Highly unlikely. When opening an epub file, Sigil only loads files listed in the manifest. The rest are ignored. When saving epubs, all content files are listed in the new manifest, and no other files are added.

Are you sure you're doing everything correctly? You may have uploaded the old file by accident.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #19
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Start spreading the word. The lulu manifest checker has a bug. Any file in the manifest that has a space in its name will be rejected. You need to remove spaces from any file name or path name in the .opf manifest. You can't have spaces in names until Lulu fixes this.

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Old 09-03-2010, 05:22 AM   #20
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Ok, so heres what I've done

I re-exported the book from within indesign CS5 (it gave me a times new roman font not embedded message btw, but i don't think thats relevant) with the cover as a seperate document, so it now has a seperate .xhtml file called cover.xhtml . Now, if I just open and extract it in a text editor it shows up all bunched together. But when I open it up in Sigil, add the date, save and exit, then it shows up all nicely seperated onto different lines in dreamweaver in the .opf.


Here is an excerpt of the top of my .opf file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<package xmlns="http://www.idpf.org/2007/opf" unique-identifier="BookID" version="2.0">
<metadata xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlnspf="http://www.idpf.org/2007/opf">
<dc:title>American Fab Dad</dc:title>
<dc:creator opf:role="aut">Paul Kerton</dc:creator>
<dc:description>a man's guide to fathering</dc:description>
<dc:date opf:event="creation">2010-09-03</dc:date>
<dc:language>en</dc:language>
<dc:identifier id="BookID" opf:scheme="UUID">5858a97c-3dac-4e13-a257-6e4bb10bb950</dc:identifier>
<meta name="cover" content="cover_fmt.jpeg"/>
<meta name="Sigil version" content="0.2.4"/>
</metadata>
<manifest>
<item id="ncx" href="toc.ncx" media-type="application/x-dtbncx+xml"/>
<item id="cover_fmt.jpeg" href="Images/cover_fmt.jpeg" media-type="image/jpeg"/>
<item id="template.css" href="Styles/template.css" media-type="text/css"/>
<item id="x01Introduction.xhtml" href="Text/01%20Introduction.xhtml" media-type="application/xhtml+xml"/>



As you can see the cover is was added as metadata to the file automatically. I haven't changed the filename so it should be working. Also, none of the .xhtml file names contain spaces so it isnt that either.


Opening and saving it in Springy works a charm but what am I missing here?
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:49 AM   #21
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<item id="x01Introduction.xhtml" href="Text/01%20Introduction.xhtml" media-type="application/xhtml+xml"/>
Try renaming your files so they have no spaces of any kind, even escaped entities.
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Haaheww! Thanks so much!

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Just opening the epub in Sigil and then saving it discards un-manifested files. So do that.
I have had quite a time. First I did not know one thing how to create an epub and Lulu sure doesn't want my PDF. I went to Bookrix and hey, it was so easy making my epub there. It validated and everything except for when I went back to Lulu with the new epub file, it said it was not valid cause it was not a manifested file. I was about ready to pull out my hair! I tried sigil and I could not figure it out so I went to read what I could to try to find out what was a un-manifested file and praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for finding this post! I tried it just as you said and Lulu took the file now no sweat. I have a lot of books I have written down through the years all ready to be published and ebooks are really selling. So now I can add mine as well.
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