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Photography Book Now Winners
Book Design and Imaging

You can read about the PBN winners at

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS125883+10-Sep-2009+PRN20090910

 

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Sep 10, 2009 8:21am PDT
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V2 crash on "Get Photos" from "My Computer"
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Kathy, having ‘solved’ the problem, I can’t reproduce it either. 

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Jun 20, 2009 6:18pm PDT
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V2 crash on "Get Photos" from "My Computer"
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Apparently the trick is to start a new book and go through the Blurb setup process in the wizard.   Then do "Get Photos" from "My Computer" and everything is properly initialized.  Oh, this is also with NativeSmart.dll on the Desktop.

Gee, I wish this would be fixed.

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Jun 2, 2009 6:07pm PDT
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Help - program closes every time I try to "Get Photos" and "My Computer
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Apparently the trick is to start a new book and go through the Blurb setup process in the wizard.   Then do "Get Photos" from "My Computer" and everything is properly initialized.  Oh, this is also with NativeSmart.dll on the Desktop.

Gee, I wish this would be fixed.

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Jun 2, 2009 6:06pm PDT
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Help - program closes every time I try to "Get Photos" and "My Computer
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Same problem with V2.

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Jun 2, 2009 1:19pm PDT
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V2 crash on "Get Photos" from "My Computer"
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Like previous versions, V2 crashes when attempting to load new pictures.  If I click "Get Photos" and then "My Computer", V2 crashes immediately.  With previous versions, I was told to place a copy of "NativeSmart.dll" on the desktop as a workaround—and this kludge worked.  However, with V2, the kludge does not work.  (Yes, I deleted the older version of NativeSmart.dll.)

 I’m sure that this bug does not apply to every computer and configuration but it certainly does crash my machine.  Any ideas?

 

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Jun 2, 2009 1:09pm PDT
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Weekly page visits skyrocket?
Web Features

Me too!  Have to admit that I was enjoying the sudden popularity.

 

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Apr 19, 2009 11:59am PDT
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Variations on continous sidebar layout needed
Book Design and Imaging

No response of any kind from anyone?  Seems odd that I’m the only one with this request.

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Feb 21, 2009 7:59pm PDT
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Variations on continous sidebar layout needed
Book Design and Imaging

I’m working on a book for which I’ve selected the ‘continuous sidebar’ text layout for almost every page of the book.  This layout allows comments and explanations (even pictures) alongside the main text.  Most of the time, this works out fine but there are some problems.

There is a variation of this layout that has a full width photo at the bottom of the page but there is no variation with a full width photo at the top of the page.  I’d really like to use that full width photo at the top—even the middle of the page—sometimes.  In fact, how about two pictures in the main column and still have the sidebar?

The background of the sidebar is the same color as the main column and there is no frame or border around the sidebar.  As a result, the text in the sidebar can be confused with the main text.  I’ve changed font and font color in the sidebar but it would be much better to have a very slight background color change—say, light grey—to differentiate the sidebar from the main column.

Another useful variation would be to split the continuous sidebar into upper and lower halves with respect to pictures so that two pictures could be used in the same sidebar.

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Jan 28, 2009 11:25am PDT
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Help - program closes every time I try to "Get Photos" and "My Computer
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I uninstalled, reinstalled.  Same problem.  Then I loaded an old, completed book.  No problem with "Get Photos" from the old book.  Next, I closed the old book and loaded the work in progress.  Everything is OK now. 

So I’d say to try to fake out the Blurb software by first loading a fake "book" or by trying the various functions using a different sequence or perhaps from a different "page" of the book in progress.  Apparently, this gets the Blurb software initiated and thereafter it is OK.

 

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Nov 5, 2008 8:18pm PDT
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Get Photos > My computer = crash
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I had the same problem with version 1.9.3.  That problem was resolved by putting the NativeSmart.dll file on the desktop.  However, now the problem has returned with version 1.9.9 (Yes, I remembered to replace the old NativeSmart file.)

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Nov 3, 2008 7:37pm PDT
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Help - program closes every time I try to "Get Photos" and "My Computer
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V 1.9.3 crashes from the opening screen if I click on Import.  If I start a new book then it crashes on "Get Photos".

This is a new computer, Window XP, and I’ve just updated all Microsoft products.

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Mar 26, 2008 7:42pm PDT
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Help - program closes every time I try to "Get Photos" and "My Computer
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Same problem for me.  I upgraded to version 1.9.3 but it won’t even load the book I revised in 1.9.2

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Mar 26, 2008 7:27pm PDT
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