BookSmart

Disk Space for Upload

I’ve finisced making the book.  However the book itself and the image library has consumed all of my residual C: drive space. I cannot free any more space (I’m now with only 50/60 MB).

 I would like to upload the book, but during the processing the SW ask me for more space (which I could have if I got rid of the current lib – sigh). It seems I’m stuck cause I cannot point the program to the real empty disk which is D:\

Suggestion ? How can I provide support on D:\ for th upload operations ? Can I change the default directory.  If the answer is get rid of other space … I can’t really more than this withouth changing the partition. If I have to move all to another PC (reinstall sw…) ... well I can’t as well I don’t have any. Does this mean I’m over with Blurb ? Is there a way-around trick for this ?

I wish I could upload my book ….

Thanks Carlo

 

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Posted by
arioli
Oct 1, 2007 9:01am PDT
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arioli
 

Hello Carlo,

We have been working on extrernal hard drive and multiple partition support for the upcoming version of BookSmart, due out immanently. I would suggest keeping your eye on blurb.com for the upcoming version.

Hope that helps.

-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Posted by
bmartinek
Oct 1, 2007 10:23am PDT
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bmartinek
 

I assume you have a C: partition with your operating system installed, and a D: partition with everything else. If so, what you might do is re-install Booksmart. When the "Select destination directory" window comes up (right after the license agreement window) simply change it from the default C:\ to D:\. The program will then reside on the "D:" partition, and if your’s is like mine that’s where all the gigs are. Most programs atomatically install to the C: drive unless you tell them differently. Booksmart operates just fine from my D: partition. If you have actual separate drives it will work exactly the same way.

Posted by
yonosey
Oct 1, 2007 7:42pm PDT
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yonosey
 

Thanks, I solved in a different way. Actually the programs was already on D, the problems is that it builds the book by copying (and unfortunately renaming) the photo in the library inside the "My Document" on C:\. So if you have your pic on D:\ when you put them in the lib, these are copied on C:\ !!!!! The issues is that it does not copy only the USED pics but all the pic you put in the libe even if you’ll not use them in the book. This is a huge amount of waste because I was keeping pics on the library to understand which one was better in each page.

I run on limited C:\ optimized due to company restriction.  How I solved ? When finishing the book, I had to go through the library and understand manually which copies where used in the book and which were not. By copying, changing extension and viewving I discarded all pics of the lib unused in the book. So I freed a lot of space just to send it. It took me quite some time but it was the only way to publish it – SIGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It would be better if : 1) either the lib was copying the pics only when actually used or 2) if the program had a "Purge" bottom to clear from the lib all the pics not used in the book to free up space. !!!!!

 

CA 

Posted by
arioli
Oct 4, 2007 8:44am PDT
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arioli
 

Thanks, I solved in a different way. Actually the programs was already on D, the problem is that it builds the book by copying (and unfortunately renaming) the photo in the library inside the "My Document" on C:\. So if you have your pic on D:\ when you put them in the lib, these are copied on C:\ !!!!! The issues is that it does not copy only the USED pics but all the pic you put in the libe even if you’ll not use them in the book. This is a huge amount of waste because I was keeping pics on the library to understand which one was better in each page.

I run on limited C:\ optimized due to company restriction.  How I solved ? When finishing the book, I had to go through the library and understand manually which copies where used in the book and which were not. By copying, changing extension and viewving I discarded all pics of the lib unused in the book. So I freed a lot of space just to send it. It took me quite some time but it was the only way to publish it – SIGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It would be better if : 1) either the lib was copying the pics only when actually used or 2) if the program had a "Purge" button to clear from the lib all the pics not used in the book to free up space. !!!!!

 

CA 

Posted by
arioli
Oct 4, 2007 8:46am PDT
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arioli
 

Hallo, 

Has someone a good workaround for saving the book data anywhere but not on the C: drive? 

Has someone got some information on the comment "I would suggest keeping your eye on blurb.com for the upcoming version" when this will be?

thx 

Posted by
wurglitsch
Nov 13, 2007 2:01pm PDT
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wurglitsch