Web Features

Book preview

When I first uploaded my book i could preview it and others online by clicking on the preview button.   Now all I get is a blank web page when I try to view my bood and other books that have the preview optioni.  My girlfriend couldn’t view from her computer either.  Is blurb having an issue or is there something on my end with my computer.

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Posted by
melodyb
Oct 10, 2007 5:25pm PDT
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melodyb
 

Hello Melody,

I just checked your book preview and it looked gorgeous! Very nice work.

Please let us know if you are still have in an issue with seeing the preview by by filling out a Customer Support Form. Once this is filled out someone from Blurb will be in contact with you in one business day.

-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist.

This looks like it would be best handled

Posted by
bmartinek
Oct 11, 2007 6:11pm PDT
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bmartinek
 

If I "build" a book on here for one of my clients, is there a way I can send them a proof of it, or is there somewhere they can go to proof it BEFORE it it ordered?

Posted by
mmanus
Oct 11, 2007 8:08pm PDT
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mmanus
 

okay, I think I answered my own question.  If you don’t have a new enough version of Adobe  the files won’t open.  I had installed something and in the process lost my newer version of Adobe and the older version wouldn’t work.

Posted by
melodyb
Oct 11, 2007 9:38pm PDT
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melodyb
 

hey same as MMANUS, just published first book and to my surprise there are people who actually want to buy it:)

Would like to see a functionality where we can show FULL book preview in PDF, secured of coure either by sending a different url to selected audience or password protected

Can we generate a pdf of the full book offline. Tried but did not seem to work. Would like to have the full book preview on my pc

many thanks in advance

Veerle 

 

Posted by
naftalina007
Nov 22, 2007 3:20am PDT
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naftalina007
 

ha! just found answer

 

http://blurb.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/blurb.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=186

Posted by
naftalina007
Nov 22, 2007 4:03am PDT
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naftalina007
 

How long does it take before the Preview link appears?

 

Cheers,

Kim 

 

Posted by
finiky
Nov 26, 2007 11:23am PDT
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finiky
 

anyone? my settings are correct. public and etc.. why is the preview button not showing ? ;)

Posted by
finiky
Nov 26, 2007 3:51pm PDT
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finiky
 

Hi finiky –

I just looked up your book, and everything looks right. The PDF preview is still being generated. We’ve had very few problems with Book Previews being generated, but if the preview file isn’t available by tomorrow (Tuesday), please contact Technical Support.

Thanks,
Jack

Posted by
JackLyon
Nov 26, 2007 10:11pm PDT
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JackLyon
 

Thanks! just looked, no preview :-(

Posted by
finiky
Nov 27, 2007 6:18am PDT
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finiky
 

I have a similar question.  I would like people to be able to see a few pages of my book.  What do I do to make that happen?

Denise

Posted by
dd4
Jan 27, 2008 4:35pm PDT
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dd4
 

Denise,

Go to "My Books", click on the appropriate book.  This brings up the "Edit Book Details" window.  Under "Privacy Settings" you’ll see "Book Preview (PDF).  Click on "on".  If the book is private only people you give the URL to will be able to preview. If you want anyone to be able to see it, you’ll have to make it public.

Posted by
yonosey
Jan 27, 2008 5:14pm PDT
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yonosey
 

Thanks for responding so quickly.  Unfortunately, I’ve already done that and it still isn’t letting people look at some of the pages in my book.  Is there anything else to try?

D

Posted by
dd4
Jan 27, 2008 8:10pm PDT
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dd4
 

It appears this feature is having trouble this weekend. Try it again tomorrow as I am sure Blurb will have it taken care of.

Posted by
drupnow
Jan 27, 2008 8:43pm PDT
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drupnow
 

Ok, thanks for your help.

Denise

Posted by
dd4
Jan 27, 2008 10:36pm PDT
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dd4
 

Updated: We were experiencing some difficulties with our server generating book previews for the last few days. The issue has been resolved, and Book Previews should again be available.

Posted by
JackLyon
Jan 28, 2008 11:59am PDT
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JackLyon
 

I am having the same issue with a book I uploaded on monday evening. (Yesterday).
I hope the preview comes on today… I really need it!

Posted by
photocat
Jan 29, 2008 3:29am PDT
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photocat
 

Still non-functional here.

Posted by
TomM
Jan 29, 2008 8:09am PDT
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TomM
 

I see that some of the just published books have a working preview.
How is this being achieved?

Posted by
TomM
Jan 29, 2008 9:06pm PDT
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TomM
 

Hi TomM –

You’re not doing anything wrong – looks like the problem persists, unfortunately. We’re working on it right now. You should be able to turn preview on shortly. I’ll post back to this thread once this is fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jack 

Posted by
JackLyon
Jan 30, 2008 3:13pm PDT
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JackLyon
 

Working now for me.
Thanks.

Posted by
TomM
Jan 30, 2008 4:19pm PDT
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TomM
 

Thanks, Tom. We believe the problem has now been fixed for everyone. However, if anyone else has a problem generating a Book Preview, we’d like to know about it. The easiest way for us to monitor this is by sending a "ticket" to technical support if you experience this problem.

Thanks!
Jack

Posted by
JackLyon
Jan 30, 2008 5:41pm PDT
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JackLyon