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I have a technically uninteresting HTML file which I opened and saved as .doc (Smashwords' preferred format). I received the following in an autogenerated email:

EpubCheck result: Failed! Repair required for distribution. Click here to learn how to repair, or contact your formatter or EPUB designer.

An invalid XHTML Named Entity was found: '&het;'. (WARNING)
An invalid XHTML Named Entity was found: '&vav;'. (WARNING)
An invalid XHTML Named Entity was found: '&yod;'. (WARNING)
Error while parsing file 'attribute "start" not allowed here; expected attribute "class", "dir", "id", "lang", "style", "title" or "xml:lang"'. (ERROR)
Error while parsing file 'attribute "width" not allowed here; expected attribute "dir", "id", "lang", "style", "title" or "xml:lang"'. (ERROR)
Error while parsing file 'element "a" not allowed here; expected element "address", "blockquote", "del", "div", "dl", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6& #34;, "hr", "ins", "noscript", "ns:svg", "ol", "p", "pre", "script", "table" or "ul" (with xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg")'. (ERROR)
Error while parsing file 'element "blockquote" incomplete; expected element "address", "blockquote", "del", "div", "dl", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "hr", "ins", "noscript", "ns:svg", "ol", "p", "pre", "script", "table" or "ul" (with xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg")'. (ERROR)
Error while parsing file 'element "em" not allowed here; expected element "address", "blockquote", "del", "div", "dl", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "hr& #34;, "ins", "noscript", "ns:svg", "ol", "p", "pre", "script", "table" or "ul" (with xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg")'. (ERROR)
Error while parsing file 'element "img" not allowed here; expected element "address", "blockquote", "del", "div", "dl", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "hr", "ins", "noscript", "ns:svg", "ol", "p", "pre", "script", "table" or "ul" (with xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg")'. (ERROR) Error while parsing file 'element "strong" not allowed here; expected element "address", "blockquote", "del", "div", "dl", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "hr", "ins", "noscript", "ns:svg", "ol", "p", "pre", "script", "table" or "ul" (with xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg")'. (ERROR)
Remote resource reference not allowed; resource must be placed in the OCF. (ERROR)
Referenced resource could not be found in the EPUB. (ERROR)

What is/are recommended routes to submit a .doc that will do better when Smashwords connects it to ePub?

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