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Thanks from a first time user
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I also want to say kudos to the Blurb team. I uploaded my first book on Friday January 4 at 4 p.m. and exactly 7 days later my initial order of one proof copy (softcover 8×10) was on my door step.

 A 214 page memoir of my dad’s time in WWII.

It looks fantastic! Quality is very good – no problem with loose pages, etc. I am now proofing it all one more time and will tweak a few things, and then will order a hard copy and let my family know it is ready for them.

 I am just terrifically impressed – after 4 months of working on the manuscript and getting pictures and documents chosen and scanned and then layed out!! 

Thank you. I am already planning the next book!

 Luke (aka Nebraskaboy )

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Jan 14, 2008 5:11pm PDT
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Sidebars
Tips and Tricks

Thank  you for the replies.

nebraskaboy

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Oct 17, 2007 5:04pm PDT
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Sidebars
Tips and Tricks

I am new to Blurb. Am using the 10×8 landscape format for a book with text and photos. I also want to be able to add sidebars/call out texts (for things like definitions and added information) but I don’t see an easy way to do that with this format/

If I want to do a full page or two page spread of background information, I can add a page or pages and use a different background color, font, etc. to make it stand apart from my narrative, but to add a small sidebar or call out to a page along with my text seems problematic.

Any suggestions?

Luke, aka: nebraskaboy 

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Sep 14, 2007 11:48am PDT
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