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PDF links still not received.
Ordering and Shipping

Please ignore; I just found the links.

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Nov 12, 2012 5:56pm PDT
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PDF links still not received.
Ordering and Shipping

I recently ordered two PDF books (inv. #s 2773821 and 2773823), but I have still not received a download link. Where can I find them?

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Nov 12, 2012 5:51pm PDT
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Public comments, like it or not
Web Features

I still haven’t found how to remove comments left through Facebook. I don’t want to eliminate all public commenting, just a bunch of them that came from a friend who thought she was commenting on my personal site. The only thing I’ve found is a "report" option, but I don’t want to report my friend — I just want to remove her comments. Any help?

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Jan 2, 2012 7:27pm PDT
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Book not showing in "just published"
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Oh wow. I see the problem, Tony. They counted the day I uploaded it as the day it was "published" instead of the day I ordered copies and made it public. Bummer! So I had to upload it again and buy another copy just so it shows up closer to the top……….

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Dec 9, 2011 3:21pm PDT
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Book not showing in "just published"
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I just bought 2 copies of my book, "The Great Ice Bear," and also made it public. I can find it if I search by the title, and friends can preview it when I send them a link. BUT it is not showing up either in "Just Published" or in "Travel," for which I tagged it. Can someone please help? I didn’t have this happen with my other two books.

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Dec 9, 2011 8:19am PDT
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Booksmart adding unwanted pages
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Thanks, Mary! That did the trick for me.

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Dec 1, 2011 9:03am PDT
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Booksmart adding unwanted pages
BookSmart

I have a 160 page book I’m working on. Today, Booksmart suddenly added 2 additional pages to the layout which will not delete. Any ideas<cite>?</cite>

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Nov 28, 2011 3:12pm PDT
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ICC profile for cover printing?
Book Printing

Thanks for the idea, Brian. It seems to me that Blurb could offer these profiles to us is a separate area of their website geared toward people who have this level of expertise. Then the "regulars" wouldn’t have to be confused by them?

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Dec 16, 2010 3:37pm PDT
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ICC profile for cover printing?
Book Printing

I just received my proof copy of a 120 photo book. I had downloaded the Indigo ICC profile and soft-proofed everything to that. (Yes, I keep my monitor calibrated.) The interior photos are all fine, as much as I could possibly hope for. But the cover is unusable — way too dark. I’ve searched the forums and have not found if there is an ICC profile available for whichever press does the wraparound covers. Is there one? Am I stuck with having to try to guess by trial and error and keeping on ordering proofs until I finally hit on the right combo?

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Dec 15, 2010 5:26pm PDT
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Flaps -- photo and text not aligning
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I’m redoing a book that I made with an earlier version of Booksmart but have downloaded the new vesion to use. Now my photos and text on both the front and end flaps will no longer line up; they are offset by about 1/4 inch. Is this a fault with the current Booksmart? Is there a way to line up the photo and text boxes the way they should appear? Many thanks for any help!

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Nov 28, 2010 10:32am PDT
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Color problems with "Import"
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PS again: I should also say that I have already referred to the FAQ on this issue, to no avail.

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Sep 13, 2007 11:09am PDT
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Color problems with "Import"
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PS—These are color photos in the original, not black-and-white.

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Sep 13, 2007 11:06am PDT
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Color problems with "Import"
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I want to be able to work on my books on two computers, my desktop and laptop. BOTH MONITORS HAVE BEEN CALIBRATED. I have exported my book to a CD so I could import it to my laptop, but it imports with the dreaded purple coloration (quite heavy and dark) throughout the entire book. I tried importing from the CD back to my desktop to make sure that the file was not corrupted, and it imported perfectly. I copied the file from the CD to my laptop hard drive and imported from there; same problem. I exported again from the original (good) file and tried over; same problem. Both OS are the same—WinXP. Any suggestions?

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Sep 13, 2007 11:04am PDT
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Starting layout with number of pages
Tips and Tricks

Is it possible to begin a layout by specifying how many pages it will contain rather than having to add them through individual clicks? I am planning another book, but as this one will have 200-300 pages, I’d like to be able to add them all at once.

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Sep 8, 2007 5:43pm PDT
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How many Books have You sold?
General Interest

I love looking at the previews in the Bookstore, especially for imaginative layout ideas. Some of the books are so enticing that I’d really like to see ALL the pictures, but I don’t know that I’d break down and buy copies. Have folks here bought any of the books unless they had a vested interest? (Such as knowing the author/photographer.)

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Aug 30, 2007 10:07am PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

Jack—

Thank you for your very kind words! They are deeply appreciated. 

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Aug 29, 2007 6:51pm PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

PS, Brian:

The text info about the photos of Grand Prismatic explaining the incredible natural colors unfortunately doesn’t appear in the preview, as I used the cover flaps for that info. 

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Aug 29, 2007 1:35pm PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

Brian-

Yep, I just uploaded my second proof version. It will be fascinating to compare it to #1 after it arrives. Then I will be in better shape to place my bulk order. If you’re interested in seeing the preview of #2, search for "Yellowstone Visions." The HueyPro is fabulous—much, much better than the Colorvision that I had before I started doing Blurb.

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Aug 29, 2007 1:25pm PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

Thank you both for your help. (And I agree with you about the coffee, Brian!) What I meant by a filter in PS was one of the Nik 2.0 adjustment filters/plug-ins. But I agree that it is a worrisome thing to try in this situation. I keep my monitor calibrated automatically every few minutes with a HueyPro. Test prints look fine. I’m going to bump the contrast just a bit more on the Blurb files and run another proof book. Mostly I’m quite pleased with the book, and this is a relatively-minor issue, and I’ll be tweaking it considerably less than I feared I would need to after reading some of the results people received. Thanks again.

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Aug 29, 2007 6:59am PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

Actually, I incorporated those tips and ICC in the book long before sending it to print and have been an avid reader of these forums all along.

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Aug 28, 2007 8:06pm PDT
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Printed photos lose their "golden glow"
General Interest

I’m guessing it’s the matte printing that took the golden light from my photos. I’m a bit afraid to bump it up with a filter in PS in the attempt to compensate in the next proof of my book. Would this help, or since it’s still a matte process, would it only muddy things up in the print?

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Aug 28, 2007 6:03pm PDT
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Questions in making my book.
BookSmart

 Scottyb: 

I just replaced my Colorvision calibration unit (which never worked satisfactorily for me) with the Huey Pro, which I love. Amazon has it fir $97, shipping (US) included.

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Aug 26, 2007 8:02am PDT
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Photoshop
Tips and Tricks

Can the HP5000 ICC profile be downloaded to Elements, or is it possible to choose various color profiles only in the full PS version?

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Aug 21, 2007 12:19pm PDT
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Adding page numbers
BookSmart

Thank you—that is very helpful. And it has the added bonus for me that there are guide lines I can use for photo placement, almost as good as having rulers in the program!

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Aug 19, 2007 7:37pm PDT
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Adding page numbers
BookSmart

How can I have page numbers show in the full bleed page layout? Will I have to add them individually in Photoshop and submit jpg layouts instead of doing the layout in Booksmart?

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Aug 19, 2007 12:38pm PDT
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