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PDF to Book: File Size Changes when making PDF
PDF to Book

I used the Blurb PDF to book template for the cover and when I used the Blurb PDF/X-3:2002 preset it changed the correct dimensions of the cover so it was not accepted. I began using the Blurb pages template (PDF to book) and only changed the margins not the actual page dimensions. I was also not able to use the PDF/X-3:2002 preset from Blurb for both the cover and pages, because it changed the actual dimensions and was not accepted.

What worked was making the PDF using the Adobe preset of PDF x-3:2002 that came with my InDesign, not the actual PDF/X-3:2002 that I previously downloaded from Blurb.

In hindsight why did the original Adobe PDF x-3:2002 that came with my InDesign work and the one that Blurb provides (that appears the same name/title) PDF/X-3:2002 work? I thought that just modifying my white space/page margins and NOT the actual page dimensions would not affect the Blurb template or conversion down the road.

Hope this info helps….any words of advice for future work?

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May 14, 2010 9:47am PDT
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PDF to Book: File Size Changes when making PDF
PDF to Book

Why is it every time I convert the Blurb book/page template AND Blurb cover template to a PDF using Blurb’s PDF/X-3:2002 export it changes my file sizes. My Blurb design templates are obviously the correct size, but then it totally changes in the conversion to PDF. Again, I’m using all of Blurb’s templates for both book pages, book cover, AND the appropriate PDF preset.

Anyone else have this insane problem. I’m ready to totally just forget it.

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May 10, 2010 12:12pm PDT
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