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Missing Pages
BookSmart

Hi Jeremy,

 I’ll go back to it in a day or two, but when I was working on it, it seemed that each time I went through the book, pages were missing or rearranged.   I stopped working on it in frustration.

I don’t think I inadvertently moved pages in the Page Navigator.

Ted

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Aug 4, 2008 1:06pm PDT
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Missing Pages
BookSmart

I am assembling a 148-page book with BookSmart.  I thought I had everything just right, and decided to go through the book one more time before sending it to be printed.  On the last page-by-page check of the book I found many pages missing—and pages re-arranged—even though I had found it complete about 30 minutes before.

What’s happening?

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Jul 14, 2008 3:21pm PDT
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Font from your handwriting
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In my previous attempt at creating a font, I filled in the template with only the upper case letters.  In my second attempt, I filled in all of the template, and now the spaces between words look normal.  Here is an example of the font in my handwriting:

 

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Feb 8, 2008 5:12pm PDT
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Font from your handwriting
General Interest

Blurb recently had an info-ad about making a font from your own handwriting.  I tried that, using printing instead of cursive writing, and using only capital letters.  The result is quite good, but my font has a space which is so small that it looks like no space at all between words.  Any comments about this?  I’ve written to the originator, but have not received a reply in almost a week.

Ted Scott 

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Feb 8, 2008 11:32am PDT
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Subsequent copies as good as first one!
Book Printing

I have received copies number 2, 3, and 4 of Photographs of Provence, etc., and the quality is as good as the first one received.  I’m satisfied!

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Feb 4, 2008 12:10pm PDT
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isbn and barcode
General Interest

When you buy the bar code, you will give the ISBN number, and it will become a part of the bar code.  I understand that Amazon,com won’t sell your book without an ISBN number,

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Jan 21, 2008 4:33pm PDT
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Just got my first Blurb book
Book Printing

Me, too: Photographs of Provence, etc.  At first glance, the photo reproduction is beautiful.  My images never looked better.  The bar code on the rear of the cover is not very sharp.  I’ll have to read about that before I order numerous copies of the book.

 

Thanks guys at Blurb. 

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Jan 17, 2008 2:59pm PDT
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Help! I made a mistake on my Blurb Book!!
Tips and Tricks

How about a label with the couple’s name and wedding date on it.

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Jan 4, 2008 8:10pm PDT
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Using ICC to soft-proof Images
BookSmart

Am I doing this correctly?

1. Open proposed book image in PhotoShop

2. Select IMAGE/MODE/ASSIGN PROFILE and select monitor profile from when I calibrated its color.

3. Select VIEW/PROOF SETUP/ CUSTOM and select HP Indigo Press 5000 Semimatte profile which I previously downloaded and installed on my computer.

4.  Select VIEW and checkmark PROOF COLORS and GAMUT WARNING

5. Examine photos.

With this procedure I get indications of out of gamut colors.  What should I do about this?

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Dec 22, 2007 10:22pm PDT
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BookSmart responsive, intuitive, flexible
BookSmart

I have just begun using BookSmart a week ago, and am now finishing an 80-page photobook.  I’m happy to say that I don’t have to crop my photos to fit into the profferred templates, and feel that I have an almost unlimited choice of size and composition.  The screen display of all of the program functions is quite beautiful.  The more I use the program, the more satisfied I become with it.  I’ve introduced Blurb to a friend – a control maniac like me – who seems pleased, and I intend to use BookSmart to create about seven books which I have photos for.

I hope the finished product – the printed book – is a satisfying as the process has been so far.

Ted Scott 

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Dec 13, 2007 11:34am PDT
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