PageEdit-0.9.6 Release

PageEdit-0.9.6 is primarily a bug-fix release.

New Features

  • an installer for the Windows platform

Bug Fixes

  • properly handle javascript location.href style links
  • try to prevent crashes when files deleted out from under PageEdit
  • fix the longest common path routine to actually work
  • remove the load text filter as it was not supported
  • set default paragraph separator to ‘p’ not ‘div’ when editing

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

Sigil-0.9.18 Release

For the impatient, the installer files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the Sigil Github Release page.

Sigil-0.9.18 represents a mix of new features and bug fixes.

Bug Fixes:

  • fix bug in macOS that caused spurious warnings about missing file in the manifest
  • hopefully fix macOS bug about launching files using open-with from Desktop
  • make sure JQuery gets loaded before starting to use Preview javascript functions
  • fix local links during split that incorrectly used target filename for internal link
  • create GetEnvironmentVar to make access to environment variables more cross-platform
  • fix macOS bug when hitting close on the title bar of MainWindow causing strange window behaviour
  • hopefully fix macOS segfault on close by disabling Preview timer immediately
  • fix Windows 7 issues when running batch (.bat) files via OpenExternally (open with)
  • all error messages are now properly logged
  • fix improperly disabled open-with menu in Image Tabs popup context menu
  • removed use of Qt obsolete methods in About and Error Dialogs

New Features

  • enable use of SIGIL_DEBUG_LOGFILE environment var to control saving debug output to a file
  • properly update the ncx after merging xhtml files
  • properly warn users if a multiple rendition epub (multiple OPF files) has been loaded
  • make Sigil’s external XHtml editor work to pass an OPF file (see PageEdit new features)
  • Allow epub3 metadata editor to edit primary meta tags
  • Replace buggy cssutils module used in plugins with our own drop-in replacement fork: css-parser
  • Updated Mac, Windows, and Linux build documentation

Be aware that Sigil-0.9.18 no longer enforces the need for epub3 to have and support an NCX for the purposes of backward compatibility with epub2 reading systems. There are, however, built-in tools to allow users to add backward compatibility features such as the NCX to their epub3.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.

Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PageEdit-0.9.5 Release

For the impatient, the binary files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

PageEdit-0.9.5 is is primarily a new features release.

One of the major new features of this release is the ability to pass all xhtml files in the spine in Reading Order to PageEdit via opening the OPF. Make sure to check out the New Features Synopsis and the New Features Video in the downloads section of the Github release page.

Here is a more complete list of the changes:

New Features

  • add the ability to pass all xhtml files in the spine in Reading Order to PageEdit
    via opening the OPF. Allow quick file navigation via navigation menu and next
    and previous arrows keys.

  • add a Edit vs Preview mode toggle icon that will allow links among xhtmls files in the spine
    to be active and work (in Mode: Preview)

  • installed a QtMessage handler to create a debug log file controlled via a
    PAGEEDIT_DEBUG_LOGFILE environment setting, to simplify user bug issue feedback

Bug Fixes

  • fix macOS specific launch bugs due to bug in canonical files and timing of Apple events
  • make sure jQuery is loaded before trying to manipulate a file by imporving web load sequence
  • use GetEnvironmentVar to uniformly access Environment Vars in a cross platform manner
  • disable prev and next navigation buttons when only one input xhtml file exists

PageEdit-0.8.0 Release

PageEdit-0.8.0

For the impatient, the binary files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

PageEdit-0.8.0 is is primarily a new features release.

The major new features include the addition of Find and Spellchecking. In addition, the user now can set Preferences to determine how they would like to handle how PageEdit handles sequences of whitespace by either injecting non-breaking spaces (the default) or setting styles to use white-space:pre-wap.

In addition by setting the environment variable “PAGEEDIT_ENABLE_WORD_PASTE_CLEANUP” to 1 will enable extra cleanup code during Save that will remove much of the cruft leftover when pasting formatted text from Microsoft Word into PageEdit. This feature is experimental and can remove both xhtml comments and remove any style tags used in the body (not head!).

Here is a more complete list of the changes:

New Features

  • add user preferences to control use of white-space:pre-wrap vs nbsp chars
  • add user preferences to set spellchecking dictionary
  • add SpellChecking capability for QWebEngine Dictionaries
    (.bdic modified version of Hunspell dictionaries)
  • add Find capability (no replace just as in BookView)
  • allow cleanup after paste from Word during Save using
    environment variable:PAGEEDIT_ENABLE_WORD_PASTE_CLEANUP
    Note: risky since it removes style tags that are in the body and all xhtml comments

Bug Fixes

  • remove spurious newlines in injected user stylesheets and controls (Thanks BeckyDTP!)
  • actually compare source to detect all changes
  • fix macOS specific bug that allowed multiple Dockwidget MainWindows to become tabs

Sigil-0.9.17 Release

For the impatient, the installer files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the Sigil Github Release page.

Sigil-0.9.17 is primarily a bug fix release for bugs that were uncovered after our port to QtWebEngine.

Bug Fixes:

  • fix missing python3 network certifications on macOS
  • do not apply named entities in Preserve Entities to epub3 epubs
  • fix build docs for macOS
  • prevent FlowTab destructor race crash when opening a new book (Linux, Mac, Windows)
  • fix suggestions for built-in en_US dictionary by adding “x” to the TRY list
  • fix plugins adding and deleting ncx under epub3
  • throw exception in plugins when epub2 tries to add or delete the ncx
  • fix bad Warning message about missing nav.xhtml file that was not missing
  • fix CodeView to Preview sync breakage due to minimize/restore
  • fix CodeView to Preview sync breakage due to attempting to load the Preview before it
    finished loading the last update
  • fix sigil_bs4 to work with latest python lxml 4.4.X in a backwards compatible manner
  • fix missing Preview to CodeView sync on Qt versions 5.9.X and 5.10.X
  • fix segfault on app close related to the PreviewWindow update timer firing at a bad time
  • fix CodeView to Preview syncing loss caused by spurious load finished signals
  • fix macOS specific bug that allowed multiple MainWindows to become tabs

New Features

  • add a python3 plugin module navprocessor.py for plugin devs
  • show Preview by default (tabified with TOC) for new installations of Sigil

Be aware that Sigil-0.9.17 no longer enforces the need for epub3 to have and support an NCX for the purposes of backward compatibility with epub2 reading systems. There are, however, built-in tools to allow users to add backward compatibility features such as the NCX to their epub3.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

Sigil-0.9.16 Release

For the impatient, the installer files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the Sigil Github Release page.

The first Official Release of Sigil ported to QtWebEngine to replace QtWebKit. And yes … Book View is still really gone. But the companion external editing application PageEdit is available for those who still need/want a similar functionality.

New Features

  • added epub3 tool: Generate NCX/Guide for epub2 e-readers
  • added epub3 tool: Remove NCX and Guide
  • added right click on link in Preview copies url to clipboard
  • added check mark indicator for current semantic set in AddSemantics dialog
  • opf guide is no longer used/updated in epub3, unless new epub3 tool menu is used
  • harden Sigil against maliciously crafted epub zip archives (aka zip-slip attacks)
  • added bk.getnavid() to the plugin framework and navprocessor.py for plugin devs
  • updated build documents to the latest Qt 5.12.3 and Python 3.7.2)

Bug Fixes

  • add missing title tag to nav head to make epubcheck happy
  • add dcterms:modified to empty epub 3 opf to keep epubcheck happy
  • fix lost Preview-CodeView sync when internal links are followed in Preview
  • fix macOS specific bug with newer versions of PIL (Pillow) used by plugins
  • no longer link against unused Qt frameworks when building (thank you eli-schwartz!)
  • prevent MS VC++ automatic reboots during Windows installs
  • prevent user from changing semantics of the nav file itself (it must be set to “toc”)
  • fix bug that dropped nav from spine when HTML TOC created

Be aware that Sigil-0.9.16 no longer enforces the need for epub3 to have and support an NCX for the purposes of backward compatibility with epub2 reading systems. There are, however, built-in tools to allow users to add backward compatibility features such as the NCX to their epub3.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PageEdit-0.7.1 Release

PageEdit-0.7.1

For the impatient, the binary files (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

PageEdit is a single page visual XHTML editor based on Sigil’s Deprecated BookView. It uses QtWebEngine instead of QtWebKit. It replaces much of what Sigil’s BookView could do plus it integrates the QtWebEngine Inspector which allows you to see the result of your visual editing live, and make changes via the Inspector interface itself.

PageEdit-0.7.1 contains minor updates from the initial beta release.

PageEdit can be easily launched from Sigil (any recent version) with its Open-With functionality or set as Sigil’s preferred external xhtml editor for fast launch by shortcut or icon.

Please remember that used as an External Editor for Sigil, requires that the user saves the file before exiting PageEdit and before further editing in CodeView to prevent loss of text/code.

The Windows installer for PageEdit is currently a self-extracting zipfile. Double-clicking it will cause it to extract its contents to a folder named PageEdit. Put the PageEdit folder anywhere you like. The PageEdit.exe file can be found in that folder. PageEdit requires that the VC++ 2017 64-bit runtime is installed (but does not include or install it itself). If Sigil-0.9.15 (or higher) is already installed, this will already be taken care of. Otherwise, you’re free to download and install the 2017 runtime yourself if you don’t use Sigil.