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BookSmart 2.5 on Windows 8
BookSmart

I use windows eight , works fine

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May 11, 2013 6:26am PDT
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Ebook has formatting errors
BookSmart

Clearly the ebook software is not yet good enough, I would love to use it , but the present version needs a vast re write.

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May 11, 2013 6:25am PDT
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Ebook Title Change
Tips and Tricks

Lefthand side of the ‘birds eye’ view of your book, (the one that shows all the pages at once. ) Has book information, change it there.

 

Best of luck, I find the software not up to the job, adding vidio does not seem to always work 

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Apr 25, 2013 11:56am PDT
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Price of Large Landscape books
General Interest

Prehaps you should research how much it did cost before the ’invention ’ of the internet, getting one or a few dozen books printed was out of the reach of almost everyone. I have published a large landscape book 13" by11" , and consider a bargin, in the region of $90  have sold only two copies. and oneof those was the one I bought, but very very happy to have given away over 700 pdf versions for free.

Divingbrit 

Living in the real world

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Apr 14, 2013 6:07am PDT
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E book queries
Tips and Tricks

Well my book had both, but 62000 words , more words than photos.

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Apr 4, 2013 2:40am PDT
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E-Book, adding video
BookSmart

Has anyone ever created an ebook, and added a vidio?

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Mar 13, 2013 2:45pm PDT
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E-Book, adding video
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E-Book, adding video, uploading video, but when placed into book, before publishing, cannot view film, can hear sound track, is this correct, will it show up when published?

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Mar 1, 2013 1:50pm PDT
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How to Preview for Client
General Interest

I opened up the pdf file, and took screenshots of the pages, then printed them out, but of couse you could just send them screenshots.

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Mar 1, 2013 4:05am PDT
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Export not working
BookSmart

As a quick fix, find your folder and just copy everything into your new laptop, making sure  ‘booksmart’ is installed already on your laptop.

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Mar 1, 2013 4:01am PDT
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Book to eBook
General Interest

you then get an option which to buy , both are available always

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Feb 27, 2013 12:24am PDT
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Problem viewing uploaded photos
BookSmart

You upload  photos, only when you want to publish your book, untill then the work is done on your computer

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Feb 26, 2013 1:06am PDT
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E book queries
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First thing is to get the book converted, when that is done you get a button showing ‘edit’ so is it possible you have not yey converted a book?

Once it has been converted , you see two books , your orignal  and your new e-book

 

I aske d the same question only a couple of weeks ago :-)  as for the forums, maybe they are only on the USA site, we in the UK, can live with that if only they would give us a proper spell checker . 

 

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Feb 22, 2013 3:45am PDT
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I Can't Figure Out BookSmart AT ALL. Am I dumb, or what?
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"to unlock flowing text"

See theimage of a ‘lock’ on ther teaxt box, double clicking within that text box brings up an option to remove ‘text over flow’ 

"Were you able to do this in your book?" 

Only by making a  number of  boxs, above, to the left and below for instance anf then the image seems with in the text,  not easy, check out my book  preview it has a number of pages that does it. 

 "will not meet Blurb’s standard for printing." 

I believe a program  like photoshop can increase the resulution, but personally I made  sure  mine passed  Blurbs stanadrd, the result is then stunning.

 

 

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Feb 18, 2013 8:56am PDT
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I Can't Figure Out BookSmart AT ALL. Am I dumb, or what?
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Take it from someone who has just done their first book, it iseasy.

"Can I arrange text and pictures on a page the way I want them, or not?"

yes, I found that using the template for ‘text w/Photos’, going to edit layout,  and unlocking flowing tex, gave me two boxs, one for text one for photos, and then thse can be moved, changed resized to anything you want.. As I wanted differnt options for every page, I did not save the page as a template, but used a new layout every time, for 120 pages, that way could have multible box and multible photos on any and every page, Being able to ’duplicate ’ a box on any layout is a nice touch, that way if you want three boxs all looking the same its easy, also the option to line up the boxs  makes it very neat. 

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Feb 18, 2013 12:20am PDT
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Windows 8 - "We were unable to read from nor write to the directory you ...
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" We were unable to read from nor write" might be the clue, not sure how its happened, but directorys can be restricked to who can use them, I seem to remeber , RASH (?)   It was a longtime ago, R stood for wite, A for archive, s for show, and h for hidden,sure someone will correct me if I got one wrong. So right click on the dir, and look at the properties, and see if theyhave anything like that set? Itsa a longshot but does not cost anything to check

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Feb 17, 2013 9:21am PDT
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How much do warning signs for photos matter?
BookSmart

Have you thought of using ‘photoshop’ (or something cheaper) and increasing the resulution

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Feb 16, 2013 12:04pm PDT
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2 page spread??
Book Design and Imaging

Can only talk about my book which I am in the middle of converting to an ebook, I have five spreads, and they all show up correctly on the editor, had a problem converting the book, but support did succeed.  The software is not great but its working for me.

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Feb 16, 2013 12:01pm PDT
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Converting my published book to an ebook on iPad
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Couple of hours!, I got a ’conversion failed ’ error message. and then an email, and a (ticket number) confirming the failure, I replied , and support offered to do the conversion. That too failed, it seemed if you have double spread photos it can be a problem, my 2012 olympic  book had a number.

Now all sorted, thanks to Ben P , Blurb support 

 

 

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Feb 16, 2013 2:42am PDT
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Is there a Limit ?
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Is  there a Limit ? to the amount of music and vidio you can add to an ebook?

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Feb 14, 2013 7:01am PDT
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Converting my published book to an ebook on iPad
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Conversion done, I failed ,but Blurb Support finished the job (thank you) Now need to change a font, and to go onto the  edit stage. Will now plan to sell my book to raise some money for  charity.

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Feb 14, 2013 1:00am PDT
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Converting my published book to an ebook on iPad
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Like the idea of converting my book, but has anyone done it, and are there any pitfalls, and I am assuming that converting does not change the published book, just gives you an option to sell a differnt format .

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Feb 12, 2013 10:15am PDT
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I am LOST!!!!
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You have to download the word blurb plugin, so guess you did not use it (I don’t, but have tried it ) So, try copying all your text into notepad, and then into booksmart, so losing the ’hidden format ’ codes

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Feb 10, 2013 4:46am PDT
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I am LOST!!!!
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‘I created it in Word’

Just a thought , but word does save everything with hidden formatting, did you use the booksmart add in, for word, ?

 

 

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Feb 7, 2013 9:13am PDT
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Saving PDF to laptop or emailing link for PDF to Customer
PDF to Book

I paid the £3 for the pdf file, downloaded, then up loaded the file to my website, and allowed family and friends to see the completed book, saying that of course the double spread photos will look much better in the final book.

Also have converted it to a mobi file, for those with a Kindle, inpossible to read on the kindle due to the small font size, but it gives a flavour of the book

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Feb 7, 2013 9:08am PDT
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Its arrived!
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My first book published was delivered today, just six days after uploading, and it is everything I could hope for, a fantastic product. Thanks to all the posts on the this forum, concering paper, and colours. I will be recomending Blurb to all my friends, no problem with Booksmart (except for the spell checker, would like an English version!)

 

Again Thank You.  Blurb

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Jan 31, 2013 6:41am PDT
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