Kompozer (saving file failed)

  • Andy Taylor

    Andy Taylor - 2008-12-02

    I have been using NVU for a year or so, and now Kompozer. The reason I downloaded Kompozer was because NVU wouldn't let me save pages that I had added to.
    I am now having the same problem with Kompozer. Can someone help?
    The error message is 'Saving File Failed'

    • Steve Lawrence

      Steve Lawrence - 2009-01-05

      Sounds like a system problem, rather than a Kompozer problem.

      If your disk were full or the permissions on the files or directories were roached you'd probably see that error.

      What if you edit a page with some ordinary editor?  (Try Notepad or Wordpad on Windows, or GnomeEdit under Linux -- just anything simple.)  Can you save the updated file?

      Can you make a copy of the web page you want to save?  (Findery copy on Mac, rightmouse-drag copy on Windows, "cp" on Linux...)  Just to see if you can create a new file in that directory.

  • KisKedee

    KisKedee - 2010-02-10

    I'm having the same problem now when using Kompozer version 0.8b1 (20090512).
    My work around is to  do a Save As <another name> then delete the old file and rename the new one.
    Another fix is to exit Kompozer and start it up again and continue on until the problem arises again.
    It is not a storage problem, I've got enough space available.
    Is there a fix as yet? Great program though.

  • KisKedee

    KisKedee - 2010-02-10

    When I use version .7.1 I get an error saying "This page can't be edited for an unknown reason". I'd like to send the page to you
    for some feedback on what's wrong with it. I'm trying to help a friend with her website which was created by her and others using  Frontpage. It was requested before by another of your gurus that I send the file, but I never found out how I should send it since the email I received was from a "noreply…." unattended box.

    When I load the page it does not behave "normal". Also, when I switch to Source mode and try to switch back to Normal/Design mode, somehow both versions stay in Source mode. They do not switch back to Normal/Design mode.
    My system is running Vista, and I've been able to edit other pages which work.

    FYI: I'm not an expert, I just know enough to get things done, or get myself in painted corners.

  • TexTech

    TexTech - 2010-02-10


    Above the "Add a Reply" box on my screen are a series of 8 'buttons'. When I hover my mouse pointer over each of those 'buttons' there is a popup with descriptive text that identifies what each button means.  For example, the first button, with the 'B' in it, the popup says "Embolden Text".  The 5th button, with the image of a few links of a chain says "Add Link".  If you click on that button, another popup windows opens that will allow you to insert a link into your message.  Why don't you give us the link to the web page in question?

    I used the "Add Link" button at the top of this message.  Next I am going to type in the plain url for sourceforge.net


    If your browser converts the text immediately above this line into a link, then you can use that method to share the link of your friend's web site.  Either way, then someone can look at the code.  I, too, have had problems before when I used KompoZer to look at a page previously coded in MS Front Page.  I had access to Frontpage and just used it to make the changes I needed to make.  I can't remember if I ever figured out what the issue was with KompoZer not reading the Front Page code correctly.

  • KisKedee

    KisKedee - 2010-02-11

    The link to the page is: http://achildscry.com/

    Appreciate your feedback. This makes sense, linking that is.
    The site is non-profit so I'm trying to help make it more streamlined and efficient.

    I don't have Frontpage and can't afford to spend money on it at this time.
    Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated.

  • TexTech

    TexTech - 2010-02-13

    Short update.  Snow.  Messed up schedule. Ugh.  I tried KompoZer 0.8 whatever and I do not like the HTML Source view (F8) on it.  Actually, it got so frustrating to use that I gave up.  I will try again in 0.7.

    I think I need to find out if there are any other "things" about 0.8 that need to be questioned.  If that is the future of KompoZer I will be frozen at 0.7.

    You are going to have to remind me what exactly your problem is with KompoZer.  I am beginning to think that it is a dying project.  I am not skilled in coding, so I can't help with it.  It is too bad because it is a good program.  Since no one else has popped up to comment on your issue, that makes me wonder if any one else is using it anymore. 

  • Fabien Cazenave (kaze)

    quick note: you won't find much help on this forum. The official support forum is here: http://wysifauthoring.informe.com/forum/
    You'll find other support forums in the “Community” page: http://kompozer.net/community.php

    textech: KompoZer is not a dying project, it's under active development. You can find some news here: http://kazhack.org/
    The split view is just a bonus. If you don’t like it… don’t use it! :-) Note that KompoZer 0.8 allows you to use an external text editor to edit your HTML source properly.
    The « Source » view in KompoZer 0.7 was by far the most frequent cause of crashes, that’s why it’s still in plaintext at the moment with KompoZer 0.8b1 — but the final 0.8 version will have the same kind of « Source » view we had in KompoZer 0.7.

    KompoZer 0.7 had a lot of crashes, KompoZer 0.8 is (almost) impossible to crash, and we want to keep this stability. We’re ironing the overall application *before* working on the Source view. That’s why it’s still in beta-stage.

    - kazé, KompoZer lead dev.


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