Kindle document creation failed.

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Gadgeteer1066
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:20 pm Post

KindleGen failed to generate a .mobi file at the expected location.

I have Scrivener version 3.0.1 (966) on a MacBook Pro (2016), and version 3.0 (75) on my iMac (Mid 2011).
Both are running High Sierra 10.13.2.
I also use it on iOS. I store my documents in dropbox. All my devices access from the same location.

I have been editing and revising four novels. I have been compiling for Kindle KF8/Mobi for a few months.
Everything has been fine. I haven't changed anything other than to format some of my chapters with a style (and then went back to 'no style'). This was a while ago and I have successfully compiled since doing this.

Today, when I tried to format my books on my MacBook Pro, the compile failed and I got the above error messages.

If I try and save it as a Kindle/mobi (not KF8) it works.

If I do the compile on my old iMac, it works (including KF8)

I have uninstalled and redownloaded Scrivener and KindleGen 3.0 and reinstalled both on my MacBook Pro.. I still have the same problem.

I think I had Scrivener version 3.0 (75) on both Macs until this evening when I re-downloaded and went to the latest version, but I'm not sure.

Below is the error report.

Can anyone see what is happening and how I can get back to working on my MacBook Pro?

*************************************************************
Amazon kindlegen(MAC OSX) V2.9 build 1028-0897292
A command line e-book compiler
Copyright Amazon.com and its Affiliates 2014
*************************************************************

Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Title "Gift Beyond Stars: Endgame. Book Four."
Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Date "2018"
Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Creator "N. W. Ridley"
Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Publisher "N.W. Ridley"
Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Rights "N.W. Ridley"
Info(prcgen):I1002: Parsing files 0000011
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <p>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body.xhtml line: 0000012
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29003: Closed unclosed tag: <div class="front-matter">
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body.xhtml line: 0000026
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body2.xhtml line: 0001164
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body3.xhtml line: 0000021
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body3.xhtml line: 0000763
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body5.xhtml line: 0001033
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body6.xhtml line: 0000071
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body6.xhtml line: 0000109
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body6.xhtml line: 0000307
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body6.xhtml line: 0000551
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body7.xhtml line: 0000619
Warning(inputpreprocessor):W29004: Forcefully closed opened Tag: <strong>
in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/body8.xhtml line: 0000929
Info(prcgen):I1015: Building PRC file
Info(prcgen):I1006: Resolving hyperlinks
Info(prcgen):I1008: Resolving start reading location
Warning(prcgen):W30013: Invalid "nav" element in Navigation file. Please refer to Kindle Publishing Guidelines about usage of EPUB3 Navigation support. A "nav" element can have two child elements, an optional heading and a mandatory ol ordered list in file: /private/var/folders/6v/cbgh6xj95s3bw7n8rw12mvd00000gn/T/EBOOK_TEMP/Gift Beyond Stars-Endgame Book Four/contents.xhtml line: 8
Error(prcgen):E24012: Epub Navigation file could not be built.
Info(prcgen):I1016: Building enhanced PRC file
Info(prcgen):I1007: Resolving mediaidlinks
Info(prcgen):I1011: Writing mediaidlinks
Info(prcgen):I1009: Resolving guide items
Info(prcgen):I1038: MOBI file could not be generated because of errors!

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:07 am Post

There is a bug in Scrivener 3.0.1 that causes the "nav" error in your log. The workaround is to edit the compile format, and make the HTML Page Title Setting equal to "None", not sure if it will allow the compile to succeed due to your other warnings but worth a try...

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:10 am Post

nontroppo wrote:There is a bug in Scrivener 3.0.1 that causes the "nav" error in your log. The workaround is to edit the compile format, and make the HTML Page Title Setting equal to "None", not sure if it will allow the compile to succeed due to your other warnings but worth a try...


Nontroppo, thanks for the prompt response.
That did the trick!
So it was having 3.0.1 -v- 3.0 on my two machines that allowed one to work and not the other.
Created a new project format for the 3.0.1 and I am back up and running.

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:59 am Post

Glad it helped, hope it will be fixed soon when 3.0.2 is released...

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 am Post

This is the error I get, could you please post a screenshot of the option you describe. I am not finding it.


*************************************************************
Amazon kindlegen(MAC OSX) V2.9 build 1028-0897292
A command line e-book compiler
Copyright Amazon.com and its Affiliates 2014
*************************************************************

Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Title "Thirteen Minutes"
Info(prcgen):I1047: Added metadata dc:Creator "Mick Putley"
Info(prcgen):I1002: Parsing files 0000043
Info(prcgen):I1015: Building PRC file
Info(prcgen):I1006: Resolving hyperlinks
Info(prcgen):I1008: Resolving start reading location
Warning(prcgen):W30013: Invalid "nav" element in Navigation file. Please refer to Kindle Publishing Guidelines about usage of EPUB3 Navigation support. A "nav" element can have two child elements, an optional heading and a mandatory ol ordered list in file: /private/var/folders/b0/kkjrp9tx043gxq_hj255zv5h0000gn/T/com.literatureandlatte.scrivener3/EBOOK_TEMP/Thirteen Minutes/contents.xhtml line: 8
Error(prcgen):E24012: Epub Navigation file could not be built.
Info(prcgen):I1016: Building enhanced PRC file
Info(prcgen):I1007: Resolving mediaidlinks
Info(prcgen):I1011: Writing mediaidlinks
Info(prcgen):I1009: Resolving guide items
Info(prcgen):I1038: MOBI file could not be generated because of errors!

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am Post

[quote="mickputley"]This is the error I get, could you please post a screenshot of the option you describe. I am not finding it.

In the compiler (⌥⌘E) either you need to "duplicate and edit" or edit a compile format for KF8; in my screenshot I've "duplicated and edit"ed the Ebook compile format, then go to the HTML Elements section and make sure Page title style is set to none:
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