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Stability - or otherwise - of the 'bold' feature; also Q ref contest
Book Design and Imaging

heh – thanks for that – I couldn’t quite believe it was only me.

Actually, I see that there are now several people suffering the same problem of not being able to hold text formatting. I just hope that having spent far too much time messing about trying to get it right, it doesn’t all disappear in the printing process.

Have you had your book printed? Did the formatting hold for that?

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Oct 8, 2009 1:15am PDT
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thumbnail view pages - size
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It certainly does help – thank you very much! I’m finding my way around BookSmart now much more easily than I was.

Just the problems with the text to sort out now.

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Oct 4, 2009 1:19pm PDT
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Stability - or otherwise - of the 'bold' feature; also Q ref contest
Book Design and Imaging

Hi  Sophie – thank you very much for your reply. I have tried it your way and every which way and all the other ways as well, and it’s not just the bold. It’s a complete nightmare. It doesn’t hold any of the formatting when you change pages, and certainly not when you go into edit layout.

And I’ve given up totally on my choice of font. It wants Georgia. It can have it.

But the rest of the text formatting is just frustrating. I can’t believe I can’t see fifty million (or nearly that number) of other posts about it….

Anyway, didn’t mean to rant. I just don’t have these enormous chunks of time to waste.

I’ve tried using tech support on other sites and ended up just about hospitalized with fury.

Thank you, though.

Susan (not quite hospitalized but simmering)

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Oct 4, 2009 1:18pm PDT
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I can’t find help on this anywhere and I’m sure the answer is staring me in the face – the thumbnail page views at the bottom of the screen have gone so small they are useless – I can’t find how to make them big enough to see again.

I’ve tried shutting down Booksmart altogether and opening again in case it was a temp setting blip, but no luck.

Thanks in advance for info.

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Oct 3, 2009 11:06am PDT
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Stability - or otherwise - of the 'bold' feature; also Q ref contest
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Hi – I’m new at this and it’s turning out to be a lot more work than I expected – I’ll be okay with that, though, as long as it comes out the way I expect it to – hence my question ref the bold feature.

I’m trying to put a block of text under a pic, in a text box, and highlight a word here and there as bold. Everything then changes by itself. I can have a page exactly the way I want it to be and then go off to work on another one, and then come back to the first one and it’s changed all the text to bold.

If it’s like this now, then how do I know my formatting will survive through the printing process?

If you don’t think it will, then I’d like to know now so I can think of a different way of achieving the effect I want rather than wasting any more time doing it this way.

Also – the book contest – when it says photos – it has to be photos does it? I can’t enter a book that is entirely artwork? Just thought I’d ask on the offchance. I have noticed people using the word ‘photos’ as a generic term covering all kinds of pics.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Oct 3, 2009 7:24am PDT
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