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Add image to spine?
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whoops! ha ha, just read cathybads post….I’ve attempted to add a jpeg to the spine, the book will get here in a couple of days so i can take a photo and post of you like

ive produced a 115 page 8" x 10" hardback so im really interested to see how the spine checks out. I think its a necessity to have a designed spine, its the first thing you see in a book shelf.

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Oct 20, 2007 12:49pm PDT
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Add image to spine?
Tips and Tricks

yes you can, you need to scroll down the cover templates to the last one (it has a greyed out area on the spine) which has a image box on the spine

i’ve put my own text on the spine using a jpeg for my proof book to see how it comes out, im guessing the spine will change size depending on the page count of your book, so you might have to squash it in there

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Oct 17, 2007 8:10am PDT
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My first public book...and I love it !
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thanks for those photos, its a great help to see the binding close up. Is your book 11×13? How many pages?

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Aug 28, 2007 3:27pm PDT
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Stuck in 'Loading'
BookSmart

Found the fix…i had my file vault on and that was screwing up the transition between files and booksmart. Turned it off (which took about 3 hours) and its all working fine now!

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Aug 25, 2007 4:42pm PDT
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Stuck in 'Loading'
BookSmart

just got the next fix from tech support:

 

Hi Matt,

Let’s please try a clean reinstallation with a Java update. Any books you have worked on will not be harmed by this upgrade.
1) Please drag BookSmart.app from your Applications folder to the trash.
2) Please run on of the following updates:
If you are on Mac OS 10.4.8 or higher, please install this specific Java patch.:
http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=13019&cat=60&platform=osx&method=sa/JavaForMacOSX10.4Release5.dmg

If you are on a slightly earlier version of Mac OS 10,

please install this Java patch:
http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=08829&cat=60&platform=osx&method=sa/J2SE50Release3.dmg
3) Now please go to Blurb.com and download.install as if from scratch.
Please let me know if this does not solve the problem.

ive just done all this, to the instructions, but still no go…

has anyone with an intel mac having the same probelms with book smart?<cite>!!</cite> 

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Aug 22, 2007 11:14pm PDT
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Stuck in 'Loading'
BookSmart

I got back the instructions as thus:

Hi Matt,

Please make sure the images meet the following criteria:
1)    JPG or PNG format
2)    RGB or grayscale color (no CMYK)
3)    Are saved on your hard drive and not on an external drive
4)    If you’re using iPhoto, that the library has its default name and is saved in its default location
5)    The images have no ICC/color profiles attached, nor any tags, such as keyword descriptions of the pictures.
6)    Please be sure that no images are saved as 16-bit files. 8-bit is the default, and you wil probably know if you have save any images as 16-bit. If so, please change those back to 8-bit files.
7) Between 150-300dpi. Images should be between 150-300 dpi (dots per inch or pixels per inch). For instance, a 5×7 image frame should be filled with an image that is at least 750×1050 pixels and no greater than 1500-2100 pixels.

have double checked all that and still no go with loading images….

Ive sent in another request…looks like its a mac thing? 

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Aug 20, 2007 10:39pm PDT
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Stuck in 'Loading'
BookSmart

thanks!...I’ve put in a query too so hopefully they’ll be in touch soon..I need to get started on my project…

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Aug 20, 2007 12:08am PDT
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Stuck in 'Loading'
BookSmart

I’m having the same problem, I can’t drop in any images (from iphoto) without it getting stuck on ‘loading’. I’m using a macbook pro 1 gig ram, core duo. If i use the "my imported photos" function, the whole program freezes and I have to force quit booksmart

help! 

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Aug 19, 2007 1:27am PDT
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