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InDesign export to JPG then into BookSmart....
Book Design and Imaging

Thanks Brian.
I’m a professional photographer and my monitor is calibrated, though I’m only using a desktop printer for this test… and I’m only proofing type, not images. Sounds like you and Seanieblue agree that even though imported jpg type may look bad on screen, it prints just fine in the book (although Seanieblue mentioned that his type was san-serif). I trust your expertise and only have this one nagging doubt because when I did print out the imported type page it looked pretty bad: light and broken up. When examined through a lupe the desktop printout of BookSmart looks great, while the JPG printout has gaps. So, my fear is that because it looks bad on my desktop printer it will look bad in the final book. Obviously if that’s the case I’ll stick to designing within BookSmart. By the way, I was really drawn to designing in ID because BookSmart doesn’t offer fully justified paragraphs.
I really appreciate your opinion and hope you might be able to give me a little clarification. Of course I could just spend the money and find out! ;)
thanks,
Dan

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May 20, 2008 8:05pm PDT
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InDesign export to JPG then into BookSmart....
Book Design and Imaging

I’ve been following this thread and I’m still a bit unsure. I’ve printed a book using the BookSmart template and text. That book came out beautifully! Now I’m updating that book and have done text layouts in ID. I’m using Garamond (serif) 11pt type with and importing as highest quality 300 dpi JPG. I see a big difference between type set within BookSmart and my imported JPG (I’m comparing the exact same text). This difference is still easily visible when I soft proof on my desktop printer. Do you think it will still print better in book form… or is the soft proof on my desktop a good indicator of the final outcome.

Thanks for the help and

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May 20, 2008 3:40pm PDT
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fully justified text
Tips and Tricks

Thanks vintageradio, I’ll give it a try on my next edition.

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May 13, 2008 8:37am PDT
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fully justified text
Tips and Tricks

Is there really no way to fully justify text in BookSmart? I know that I can set up my own pages in InDesign and then import, but I seem to remember someone saying that imported text pages don’t look as good as pages made within BookSmart. Any ideas?

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May 12, 2008 5:27pm PDT
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