OK I found the answer at InDesign Secrets. (I really should remember to always go there first!!!)
In that thread Anne-Marie tells of a script that does the job.
I haven't tested it yet and wonder if it will work as it is for CS 3 and 4 and I'm working with 5.5
But I'll let you all know.
You don't need to, Sandee. Just choose the paragraph style that you used for the chapter title in the epub export and you'll get the document broken down that way.
Well it was too good to be true.
It doesn't work with CS5 or 5.5 and the developer doesn't have the time to update it. How can you complain about a freebie?
He says he'll do something in 2012.
Dave Saunders wrote a script to break a story at any frame boundary (and there may be a couple of others on the exchange). Not sure if it's on his site, so if you can't find it, send me a PM and I'll send it to you.
But if I rely on the paragraph style, the names of the chapters in the TOC for the ePub come in with one default name.
But if they are separate documents they come in with the name of the file.
So I can have something like "Front Matter", "Chapter 1" etc. in the TOC.
Or am I missing something?
Sandee, did you try the ol' trick of placing this script inside your Scripting folder in one named "Version 4.0"? That's Adobe's way to get older scripts to run in newer indesigns.
BTW, you might have to experiment with that folder name "Version 4.0" -- perhaps start with "Version 5.0" (which would signify CS3) and then count down until the thing works?
Tried with Version 3.0, Version 4.0, Version 5.0, Version 6.0. No good.
Error message is something about app Name is not Local Name.
My export was glitchy at first, but I was able to get the Break Document command to do what I wanted as well as name the chapters in the electronic TOC.
Once again Bob Levine is "Da Man"!