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converting large format landscape to standard size?
Book Design and Imaging

blah! this might take awhile then. thanks buddy.

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Jul 14, 2008 6:35am PDT
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converting large format landscape to standard size?
Book Design and Imaging

hi there,

i made a large format landscape book and didn’t bother to read the prices beforehand, i’m not sure if anyone will shell out over $80 for a book i made, and starting from scratch will be a pain. is there any way to convert it down to a smaller size without losing any info?

 

thanks.

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robdobi
Jul 14, 2008 6:15am PDT
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"out of sequence chunk" = failure to upload
Tips and Tricks

howdy, i’m attempting to upload my book for the competition, and without fail maybe a dozen times over the last six hours i’ve gotten the "out of sequence" chunk failure at various points throughout the upload process.

any idea how i can remedy this?

 if it isn’t uploaded in time for the competition i’ll be pisssssssssed.

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robdobi
Jul 13, 2008 9:00pm PDT
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updating book that is already published?
Book Design and Imaging

is this possible?

i have already sold 50 copies of my book and i came to the realization today that there is a HUGE booboo as one page has completely the wrong text.

is there anyway to update and already published book?

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robdobi
Dec 7, 2007 10:24am PDT
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blurb refusing to run (and hasn't for 6 months)
BookSmart

yes, the advice they gave worked, although it wasn’t advice i really wanted to take.

i had to delete my front library and restore it to just the "core" fonts, one font was causing blurb to crash everytime.

now it looks like my book will be done this week!

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robdobi
Oct 29, 2007 10:57am PDT
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blurb refusing to run (and hasn't for 6 months)
BookSmart

hey folks,

i first tried blurb about 6 months ago, threw together a book, loved it.

downloaded the upgrade,  seemed to install fine. attempted to run it, startup screen loaded, then once it got to the final "starting booksmart" line the program just quit. not even listed in the system processes.

emailed blurb support a few times, got conflicting responses from everyone, everything from firewall problems, to font issues, to new issues of java, to doing clean installs, to removing old stuff, to installing new versions.

not really a system issue as my system is fairly loaded, 2.8 GHZ and 3 gigs of ram, booksmart ran without a hitch the last time i used it. 

6 months later, and now at version 1.9.1 and still the same issue is taking place, startup screen loads, then quits at the end of it. 

curious, i attempted to install booksmart on my wife’s computer, and the EXACT SAME problem took place.

does anyone have any idea whatsoever as to what could be taking place here?

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robdobi
Oct 25, 2007 12:43pm PDT
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