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Distiller setting
PDF to Book

I used the following Blurb-recommended process to produce my PDF to Book book from Indesign CS2 successfully:

InDesign CS2 —> PS file —> Distiller —> PDF for upload

The PS files wereprinted from InDesign with the Device Independent option selected.
I used the PDF X-3 Export v1-1 with Distiller 8.

The only adjustment I had to make was setting the default page size in Distiller prior to processing the PS files. Distiller was producing PDFs according to its own default page size settings, ignoring the sizes set in the original InDesign files.

Just prior to distilling a PS file, I simply opened Edit Adobe PDF Settings (Ctrl-E) and entered the correct page size (provided by Blurb’s specifications tool) into the dialog’s Default Page Size fields.

The numbers for the cover and the pages were different of course.

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zern
Jul 13, 2011 9:00am PDT
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Problem with uploading, no problem with printing
PDF to Book

I had this problem today. Just adding my observations to this.

My file names were 17 characters long, letters and numerals only.
The following happened on the same PC (Windows XP SP3), on the same day, with just different browsers.
Kaspersky internet security enabled.

Chrome (v12) and the default Java uploader (no visible link for Flash alternative):
<del>- cover uploaded ok. But there were no auto-checking of page dimensions.
-</del> pages fail with “unknown error” about half way through.

Firefox (v3.6) and the Java uploader:
<del>- cover uploaded ok. Page dimensions auto-checked.
-</del> Java crashed (as viewed in the Java console) after uploading the cover. Where the button would have been was a gray box.

Firefox and the Flash uploader:
<del>- cover uploaded ok.
-</del> pages fail with “unknown error” about half way through.

Internet Explorer 8 with the Java uploader:
<del>- cover uploaded ok.
-</del> pages uploaded ok.
— preflight checked in a few minutes after uploading

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zern
Jul 12, 2011 11:06am PDT
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