Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to Jacobburton)
Are you double-clicking on the IBA icon to open it? My thinking is that if the IBA package is ot damaged, it will open by double-clicking. It's my only suggestion. - Fabe
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Fabe)
Thanks for the response. Yes, I've tried double clicking it, opening it through the iBooks program, right clicking on it and selecting open; it still gives me the same error message. The frustrating thing is when I preview the document I can still see all the info is there, I just can't get the actual file to open.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Jacobburton)
Is the backup file with the ~ still there? Could that earlier version be opened?
IBA used to keep its own backup from the previous version.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to MediaTycoon)
The backup file isn't present. I did this book completely from my laptop and failed to do a time machine back-up. Stupid, I know, but it's still odd to me that the file all of a sudden wouldn't open because it somehow lost track of it's XML index.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Jacobburton)
Here's some more info on IBA's own backup...
You could check in Spotlight if there's still a copy somewhere around.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to MediaTycoon)
Thanks. There's no back-up because the file was saved before I closed IBA. Sadly, I think I'm screwed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to Jacobburton)
I know this is a few weeks old, but I just had this happen and here is how I fixed it:
Duplicate the .iba file (the iBooks Author project) to your desktop or wherever you'd like.
Next, delete the .iba extension and make it .zip and click "Use .zip" when the dialog box pops up.
Then, double-click your newly created ZIP file. It will extract to a folder in the same directory.
Now, add the .iba extension to this folder. It will pop up another dialog box asking if you want to do this, click "Use .iba".
Your file should work now.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to j0shb3ck3r)
Thankfully the .zip trick worked. Apple needs to resolve this bug soon. This is the second time this has happen to me. The first time I didn’t know the solution so lost a ton of work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Jacobburton)
Hey folks. Is it possible to word with xml-marked-up-files in iBA? I need to markup for things like morphology, etymology etc. ??