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black background - worth it?
Book Design and Imaging

I just received my book yesterday.

 I opted to do a black background on all pages.  After reading some of the reviews on here about specs, etc, I was a little concerned.  However, after going through the book page by page I am so pleased with the final product.  There are no specs and the images are clear and the colours jump off the page.

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Jul 7, 2009 6:48am PDT
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Computer shutdown when ordering book
BookSmart

Okay, I tried for a 3rd time tonight.  After ready many of the threads, I noticed there were several advising to close the firewall.  I did this and it worked.  It took about 3 hours for my 260-page book but it worked!!!

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Jun 19, 2009 11:04pm PDT
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Computer shutdown when ordering book
BookSmart

Yes, my computer shuts off completely.  I have to turn it back on and start the process of ordering from scratch.  I’ve not experienced this problem before.  I have ordered photobooks from other sites having a similar process and not had a problem.

 I have heard good things about blurb and thought I would give them a try.  Now, I’m just left frustrated.

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Jun 19, 2009 11:21am PDT
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Computer shutdown when ordering book
BookSmart

I recently upgraded to 2.0 version.  This is the first time I’ve used blurb and so far I’m not too impressed.

I have spent two weeks creating my book.  Last night, after previewing my book, I clicked on "order".  The prompt to log-in to blurb popped up.  I logged in and blurb proceeded to downloaded my photos.  Of 450 pictures, it was at about 425 and my entire computer shutdown.  I thought maybe the computer overheated since it had been on all day.  However, I logged on tonight, followed the same steps I did last night.  Again, it was just about finished and the computer shutdown again.

Has anyone else had this problem?  If so, how did you fix it?  I thought I would ask here first before contacting Customer Support.

Regards,

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Jun 18, 2009 9:51pm PDT
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