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Emma Kathryn

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Sigil
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 2:18 PM
 
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Hi I have started using Sigil. I go to "tools" then "metadata editor" then "add metadata" to add title, author and publisher.

Each of those three entries says "dc", then what it is, then "(no data)".

I'll click on one and it turns blue. Then I'll click on it and a box appears. But whenever I type the data of title, author or publisher no text appears in the box.

Can anyone advise me on this problem?
William Thompson

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 2:44 PM   in response to: Emma Kathryn in response to: Emma Kathryn
 
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An easier way to edit your ebook details or metadata is to download The Epub Metadata Editor -- which is a free download from GitHub. This is a simple editor for epub metadata which is very easy to use. After you have entered and saved all the data you can then check the entries by double clicking on the content.opf file in the Sigil Book Browser and inspect all the <metadata> entries.

Why not try my free Sigil plugins now available on MobileRead?

OpenDocHTMLImport - converts ODT HTML(Writer) docs directly to epub.

GoogleZipImport - converts Google Doc HTML directly to epub format.

NormalizeScrivEpub - reformats, finishes-off and normalizes Scrivener epubs.

You can download all these free plugins from The Sigil Plugin Index on the MR Forum

Emma Kathryn

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 2:52 PM   in response to: William Thompson in response to: William Thompson
 
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Thanks William.

Edited by: Emma Kathryn on Nov 10, 2017 3:02 PM
Notjohn

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 11, 2017 4:01 AM   in response to: Emma Kathryn in response to: Emma Kathryn
 
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Emma, I know you have this problem, but really, I don't experience it at all. You must CLICK on the "metadata" option -- Title, Author, whatever -- and it turns dark blue. Now you can type into the window.

If this genuinely doesn't happen, go to MobileRead dot com and skip down to the Sigil forum (it's under Ebook Software, something like that, the third major subject area). The two boffins who maintain this wonderful software are active members, and there are other very knowledgeable people there. (They can also be very intolerant, so prepare yourself to ignore snark.) Ask for help, and you will get it, I promise. Sigil is a wonderful software and it will reward you for the care you put into it at the beginning. I've used it for six years and I'm still discovering new and more powerful tools.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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