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Generating PFDs with scripts
PDF to Book

Hi,

I am writing a PHP script that takes all images in a directory, sorts them and produces a XeLaTeX file that I can then compile into a PDF using TeXShop (freeware). Once the images are ready, generating a 400 page book takes about 10 seconds.

Has anyone done a similar thing? Willing to post the scripts?

Regards,
Helmut

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Jun 10, 2012 1:55am PDT
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Scientific Blurb book using LATEX
BookSmart

A bit late but… use latex on he Mac to pruduce pfds and upload them. U can set the page sizes in latex using the geometry package.

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Jun 9, 2012 4:10am PDT
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Aperture Print Options
PDF to Book

Good morning,

I am (still) working on my first Blurb Book. For various reasons, I’d like to produce them from within Aperture. My pictures are either RAW or JPEGs froms an iPhone. I have followed the instructions regarding the size/margins of the book as described in this forum.

I am now  ready to produce a PDF and upload to Blurb. I understand the concept of softproofing and the Blurb ICC profile has been used. However, I am unclear as how to set the export preferences in Aperture. I have included the ownes associated with color profiles and would very much appreciate if someone could help (sorry, cannot get the links to show up inline.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jhlsvtxnjeuu6s/blurb1.jpeg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghwqh2skmyynw6k/blurb2.jpeg

Also, anyone setting blackoint compensation?

Thanks for your help

Helmut

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May 20, 2012 1:09am PDT
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Pixeling...
BookSmart

Hi,

I am compiling a book in BookSmart and some of the images (where I zoom in, enlarging it by about 20-30%, the original image is 10 megapixel) really looked “pixeled” when previewed. However, when I print the PDF out of BookSmart for proof-reading, they look fine. So, how will my book get printed? Pixeled like in the preview or like the PDF?

Thanks for your help
Helmut

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Feb 3, 2012 10:42pm PDT
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Auto-generate BookSmart files
BookSmart

Hi,

I have looked at the XML files generated by BookSmart and I was wondering if anyone is producing them “manually” by a program? I’d like to write a script that takes a title, author, book size, and a set of pictures and then automatically generates Blurb book pout of this information (and perhaps uploads it to Blurb). I have looked into using Blurb’s APIs as described on their website but the I am not into Ruby (more into PHP, AppleScript or C) and was therefore not really able to get the API running using PHP (asked for assistance in the developer forum but did not get any replies – there might not be that many people using the API).

Thanks for any help
Helmut

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Jan 2, 2012 10:24am PDT
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7x7in Book: Templates for 3:2 aspect ratio?
BookSmart

Hi,

I wonder if someone has designed templates for the small square Blurb book (7×7in) with the placement of 3:2 aspect ratio in mind? If so, would you mind sharing?

Thanks a lot,
Helmut

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Oct 9, 2011 4:38am PDT
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Sharing Apple Aperture Templates
Book Design and Imaging

Hi,

 I was wondering if any user here has produced templates for Apple Aperture for the book sizes used by blurb books and is willing to share, i.e., make them available for download.

Thanks,
H

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Jul 2, 2011 3:26am PDT
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