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Indesign CS5.5 Not Splitting at Chapters on ePub Export

Jun 5, 2012 9:29 AM

Tags: #epub

I have a single document book in InDesign CS5.5. (Version 7.5.2)

The file is DFSS55ePub.indd. It is just a single .indd file, not a .indb


Every time on export to ePub, it is not respecting the Break Document at Paragraph Style: Chapter Title.

I get a single 444K .html file in the OEBPS folder of the resulting ePub.

Since that is over the 300K limit, it fails validation.


I've defined a table of contents called TOC

Level 1: Chapter Title (using a numbered List called Chapter)

Level 1: Chapter Title FM (No numbers for these headings in the front matter)

Level 2: QH  (These are subheads within the chapter. There are admittedly a lot of these - 160 across 10 chapters)


The file started its life as DFSS55Print.indd with facing pages, a printing table of contents and index. The current file is a single story, no facing pages. I deleted the index and table of contents since I knew the export to epub would do this anyway.


I did generate a Table of Contents in a frame on the pasteboard based on a suggestion in another topic.


When I export, the settings on the Contents tab are:

Format for EPUB Content: XHTML

Use InDesign TOC Style: TOC

Break Document at Paragraph Style: Chapter Title

Generate CSS

Include Style Definitions


I even tried exporting to IDML, opening, updating the table of contents, and re-exporting. Same problem.


I realize I could open in Sigil and split the html, but I swore after I upgraded to 5.5 I would never have to go back to Sigil.


Any ideas on what could be causing this?


Thanks in advance




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