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Old 01-11-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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Editor won't load list of files

I can’t get the edit function to work. When I highlight a file I want to edit, and click the edit icon, an editing page does pop up, but with no list of files – or anything below the bar of icons.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:52 AM   #2
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Is it one particular book or all books? I'd suspect the former and it sounds like that book has a serious error in its .opf file, either in the <manifest> section or possibly the <spine> section.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think calibre uses the .opf file to determine which files contain text, CSS, images, fonts, etc. before it can assign them to the various file sections in the Editor.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:12 PM   #3
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Is the a bunch of items in the Misc section (near the bottom)?
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a simple way to assign them to their proper sections (eg a right-click: move to Text,Images,CSS,Fonts. That would be super)
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Hi --
Its all of the files -- both for books that I created and books that I downloaded (that were professionally made.) The files won't show up.
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Its all of the files -- both for books that I created and books that I downloaded (that were professionally made.) The files won't show up.
Do these books have DRM? If so, calibre is not going to be able to edit them until you remove it. Do these books open in the calibre Viewer?
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No DRM. I mostly don't use Amazon. No MOBI files. Almost all are EPUBS. About half are ones that I created. This program creates books perfectly, and they display just fine in a couple of different readers. I am just wanting to fine tune some of my files where I don't like the layout. All the other aspects of the program work fine. I love it. I feel like I must be doing something wrong -- that is very simple. Like forgetting to plug in an appliance. I use all Linux programs. Have a Mint OS. Would that effect things.
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Without being able to see one of these epubs, I'm not sure what else to suggest.

You can't attach copyright books here, but if you have some kind of cloud account and you want to PM me a link to one of the problem epubs I'll take a closer look if you like.
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Are you sure you're looking at the File Browser and not some other dockable panel:

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Problem solved. Odd scenario that might be of interest to people here. I decided that since none of the files were working, the problem had to be in the program itself. So I decided to just uninstall and re-install it, to see what that might do. So I went to the software manager, and discovered that there were three calibre programs listed: One just called Calibre. One called Calibre-bin. And one Calibre (Flatbed). Calibre (Flatbed) was not installed, so I installed it. Then everything worked. I then had two Libre icons in my menu bar. I uninstalled the one that has been there, and everything still works. In any case I thank you for your suggestions and willingness to hang in there with me on this.
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