What's the workflow you're using to get to a Kindle from InDesign? From EPUB to Kindle Previewer? Using the Kindle plug-in? What do you mean by "flightcheck"?
I created a book in InDesign for traditional print. Now I need to convert it
to a epub file for use on a Kindle¹.
So my workflow is just in InDesign CS6, then I create a new document in the
book¹ format. Then I import the InDesign docs into the book¹ dialogue
window. You can choose the preflight book¹ option in the book¹ dialogue
box and choose to see the errors as a PDF, which is what I¹ve been doing. I
have errors on every page of the proposed epub¹ file.
If I then drag that epub file to my Kindle preveiwer, it immediately says
that it failed to compile the book file¹, and there is nothing shown.
You appear to be using some kind of third party product not created by Adobe.
The only thing you can export from InDesign is File > Export > EPUB.
No that is not the case!
That is what I¹m trying to do... I.e. to export an epub file from InDesign
CS6 for use on a Kindle... I¹ve followed the Adobe TV guide, and feel I am
doing everything right.... I need some help to understand why I¹m getting
errors from the InDesign book¹ file I¹ve created, and why it fails to make
an epub file?
Can you help with this?
Have you got any idea why this isn¹t working for me please. Just to
reiterate, I am NOT using any third party product not created by Adobe. The
problem is within what I¹m doing in InDesign, before I get anywhere else.
OK, will do thank you.
Are you getting a warning dialog in InDesign during EPUB export with all the errors listed? If yes, please share the error messges you are getting during export.
Also, as Ellis mentioned it would be nice to have your EPUB validated via http://validator.idpf.org to get clues regarding erroneous EPUB.
Taking a look at your files would give us more understanding of the problem, would it be possible for you to share the files via dropbox? My email id is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I¹ve downloaded a validator¹, which really helps. I¹ve also downloaded an
app, which break up the epub file so you can edit it in Dreamweaver, which
is working for me, and that managed to get my last attempt validated.
The only error message in InDesign is error¹ which is not much help really.
Anyway, a combination of the method above is working for me at the moment.
Finally, I¹m not breaking my chapters into separate InDesign docs, which it
advised to do on Adobe TV.... Not sure if that is also helping?