Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
Typically means an image/widget etc. that was linked is no longer available. Select it and use the Inspector to try to id it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to K T)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
When I send the book to my iPad, the x is gone, but the box with the ? mark is now located in the upper left corner of the page.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
Fascinating. I have not experienced or heard this referred to before.
I see this is section 6. Are the previous sections okay? Are there sections after?
Can you right-click on the page from the sidebar and delete it?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Fabe)
I can delete the section by right-clicking on the thumbnail and choosing Delete.
I wonder if there is a maximum of 5 Sections you can have in a chapter.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
No, there is no minimum on sections in a chapter.
If you delete it and create a new one, the new one has the X?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 5:03 PM (in response to Fabe)
Any new page has the x. Even if I tab past the end of the last good page and iBooks Author automatically creates a new page, it has the x .
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
Can you screenshot a blank page that has a ?...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 6:27 AM (in response to K T)
Tried to do this (send a pik of a blank screen) last night, but the post would not take the pik. I'll try again:
Again, no luck with the jpeg.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
I just copied the iBooks file to my MacBook from my Pro and created a new page (a Section, that is) with NO x through it!
I have no idea what is going on here. I wonder if I toggeled something on in iBooks Author on my MacPro that created the issue, or perhaps something is wrong with the iBooks Author program on my Pro.
What do you think?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
I downloaded the most recent update of iBooks Author and the x is gone in new Sections on my MacPro. I know the upgrade was only to update the enduser agreement, but perhaps just by reinstalling the program it fixed the problem.
I will update this thread if I run into more problems.
Finally able to send a screenshot of the blank new page when it was not working:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to Scott Hoffner)
Scott, I am having the EXACT SAME problem. New pages / sections / chapters after the fifth page in my first chapter is yielding an X across the page with a question mark in the middle.
Any help / hypothesis?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to Snackchez)
Try what I mentioned in the prior post of re-installing iBooks Author. This is what I did.
First I found that the problem was not in the file because when I took the file to my MacBook, it worked fine. So I upgraded iBooks Author on my MacPro and opened the file. It was working.
As I said, we were told the upgrade (1.0.1) was only to upgrade the end user agreement, but perhaps there were some fixes in there too. Or it could have been that by just re-installing the program the problem was fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 1:46 AM (in response to Snackchez)
Same problem just appeared in my iBook Author project today. Two "leading pages" suddenly showed the dreaded X and ? with no clue why... When I restared iBook Author there was an error report that said that two images with names like white03.jpg and white07.jpg were missing. Seems there is a BUG in this app that causes the link to template background images to get broken.
Other fixes suggested in this thread did not work but found a simple one for others to try (while Apple gets round to a new version).
Select the page with a x and create a new page after it. Should give you a clean page.
Copy and paste the contents from the page with a X to the new clean page and then delete the dud page.
Worked for me. Not sure it will work for others... (my iBook is in landscape format and this seems to disable the template control box in the Inspector)