BookSmart

Themes

How do I change the themes from portrait landscape to portrait? I can’t seem to get the landscape themes over to the portrait themes.

Thanks

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Posted by
wingsrflyin
Jul 25, 2007 4:54pm PDT
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wingsrflyin
 

Hello Wingsrflyin,

To change a book from landscape to portrait, you will need to start a new book, with the portrait orientation.

Hope that helps,
-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Posted by
bmartinek
Jul 26, 2007 9:42am PDT
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bmartinek
 

Hi Wingsrflyin,

Our next release of BookSmart will make all themes available across all book sizes as well as introduce a bunch of new themes. I recognize that doesn’t help you immediately, but if what you’re looking for is access to colors in one theme, that’s possible in the current version of BookSmart (1.8).

Here’s how: Click on the “Backgrounds” button the top toolbar. If the color you’d like is not available, click the “Customize” button. This will pop up a color chooser that lets you pick or create any color under the sun. You can change this color on every page by either multiselecting the pages (CTRL-A or CMD-A), Shift-Click, or by checking the “Apply to All Pages” check box in the “Backgrounds” menu. Hope that helps.

Cheers,
-Chad

CoFounder, VP Design

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Jul 26, 2007 9:59am PDT
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CapnScrappy
 

I have a somewhat silimar problem.  I downloaded the new beta version 1.8 but have had problems with the themes and background colors.  I’m using the photo landscape 13×11 book size.  The tour on the website shows at least 7 different themes to choose from but I only have 3 and when I made the change to the new version my background colors changed and I have had to manually, page by page (over 200 pages), select the color and apply it.  I have tried reinstalling the software but when I import my existing book draft it reverts to the wrong background. 

How do I get to the multiple theme to download in the new version?  This is my first book so I didn’t know to save all the photos that I’ve included in the book all in one location so just starting over is out of the question.  

Thanks,

Posted by
jbarne39
Jul 31, 2007 7:10pm PDT
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jbarne39
 

When will the next release be available?

Posted by
roxana
Jul 31, 2007 7:42pm PDT
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roxana
 

The next version will be available within the next 1-2 months. All current and new themes will be included in the download.

Jbarne39, one tip that shoudl help is regarding multiple-select of pages. In BookSmart 1.8 you can mutli-select pages and change background color in addition to move, copy, cut and delete). To multi-select simply Shift-Click or Ctrl-Click (CMD-Click on Macs) mutliple pages in the page browser area (bottom of BooKSmart interface). You can also Select-All (CTRL-A / CMD-A) to select all pages.

- Chad

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Aug 10, 2007 2:52pm PDT
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CapnScrappy