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Locked Text Overflow warning

Hello

I am producing a photography portfolio book and am working on the cover and spine pages.

I have come across an problem with the spine text. I get the red and yellow warning sign and a Text Overflow message saying that ‘The text in this container is either too large or too long to fit so some of it won’t print. Edit your text or click on the “Resize” button below’.

See screenshot here: http://img851.imageshack.us/i/blurbtextissue.png/

After clicking on “Resize” I get this warning:

http://img821.imageshack.us/i/blurbtextissue2.png/

As you can see, the spine text is font size 9 and isn’t that long, and I am still getting this warning.

Can someone help here? Should I ignore the warning and trust the preview like some people have said in other threads? Is there something obvious that I am forgetting to do?

Many thanks in advance
Tom

Posted by
Tedbamber
Apr 7, 2011 4:20pm PDT
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Tedbamber
 

The same exact thing is happening to me with headers.  But not all the time—only on certain pages.  I wanted it as big as I could without getting it cut off, so I changed it to 11.  Some pages it accepts it; others it doesn’t.  And then when I click resize, it changes it back to 9, but still gives me an error.

Experienced members of the community… any thoughts?

Posted by
mizket
May 3, 2011 10:28am PDT
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mizket
 

I can confirm the same warning that won’t go away, when editing the SPINE of my cover.

kr,
gino

Posted by
ginooken
Jun 8, 2011 4:57am PDT
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ginooken
 

Hi…did any of you get an answer to this?  I have the same issue.  Thanks.

Posted by
jeff_buxbaum
Jun 28, 2011 7:45pm PDT
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jeff_buxbaum
 

Hi all…this answer came from technical support:

I’m sorry for the confusion.

You can ignore this warning. In some cases, they just don’t disappear and you have to ignore them and move on. You can learn more about these warnings here :http://blurb.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19/kw/yellow%20warning

 If this doesn’t turn out to be the case, I’ll post again.  Otherwise, assume it worked!

Posted by
jeff_buxbaum
Jun 30, 2011 5:07am PDT
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jeff_buxbaum
 

I had the same problem. My text looked perfect, but I tried to satisfy the warning by resizing the text space in a number of different ways including lengthening beyond my text need and enlarging it in other ways. As I played with it, I discovered that the warning went away when I moved the text box (with only the date) further to the right on the same line, so that it was further away from a text box I had placed just below it. In this case, neither the sizes of the boxes nor the size of the fonts really mattered. Very frustrating.

Posted by
abbiegraham
Jul 7, 2011 12:20pm PDT
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abbiegraham