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2 page spread??
Book Design and Imaging

OK tried both of these workaround and both failed. (1) crashes the app and the option to break the two page spread is greyed out for me so (2) doesn’t work.

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Mar 25, 2013 11:21pm PDT
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2 page spread??
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The message I got from support was

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Jake ( Blurb Support)

Mar 25 10:44 (PDT)

Hello,

Thank you for contacting blurb support.

Unfortunately, we’ve recently found that this is a bug within the ebook conversion tool when it’s trying to convert two page spreads created in BookSmart. Our engineers are aware of the issue and working on a fix for it, but haven’t supplied us with a definite date of when this will be resolved.

In the meantime, you can use one of two workarounds for this issue:

1) Within the ebook, add a new page where the two page spread should be, add the image to the second page and then align it at the inner gutter. Essentially, you’d be creating a two page spread manually, within the ebook.

OR

2) Go back into your BookSmart project and break the lock on the pages with the two page spreads. To do this, find the two page spread, right-click the page thumbnail below the book project and select "Break Two Page Spread". Your spread will actually remain intact, but without a lock. Then upload the BookSmart project to your account and convert it into a new ebook file.

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Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
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2 page spread??
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The "editor" is also truncating the two page spreads for me. Given this worked when I last created ebook versions I’m not sure if this is a bug or a feature in the editor. Given that Blurb now charge to create the ebook version I’m not sure if I really want to potentially waste money to find out if they have broken my book or not.

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Mar 24, 2013 7:46pm PDT
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