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285. Aug 26, 2011 8:10 AM in response to: stompstomp
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

The free PDFs represent early drafts.  Most of them will or are in print, and most of them are in better shape. However the quote is, or should be:

To everyone who dreams of writing a book:


The dream of writing a book is powerful,

the sill to do it is strong,

the perseverance unwavering--

yet the soul must be open and vulnerable.

 

That is how it is in the book.

 

You are right about first impressions. However, if I had waited for a fully edited text, there would be no BYB, GIMP Supremacy, Bleeds, Mechanics and Punctuation . . . I would have no conclusions regarding CS Digital printing. There would be no Music of Frederick Sommer, no images, or Metaphysics. Most of my posts have missing words, which, when I read them on screen before submitting, I see and hear. I would help no one if I had to care about first impressions. I have time, like most, in spits and farts (sorry).  To people who see my work, most consider me almost obsessive cumpulsive about detail and presentation. But in this context, working with the forum, it's this way or no way.  Sloppy and messy.

 

But, thank you for the post, I know what you wrote was a compliment.

 

We are all slow learners with something . . . and, in a related note, I believe as Peter Cook said, "I have learned from my mistakes, and I can repeat them exactly."

 

Walton

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286. Aug 26, 2011 8:47 AM in response to: walton
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

Should that be the "will" to do so is strong?

 

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287. Aug 26, 2011 8:53 AM in response to: Seal
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Yeap! I read it over several times too.  I'm going to have to get new help.

 

Kinda proves the point about reading off the monitor.

 

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288. Aug 26, 2011 8:55 AM in response to: walton
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

No. Just go to Best Buy and get the spell checker in your fingers updated. It's only a $99.95 upgrade.

 

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289. Aug 26, 2011 10:07 AM in response to: Seal
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No . . . I've just got to fire this s.o.b.

 

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290. Aug 26, 2011 12:29 PM in response to: Ricocrossfire
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

PS-I am using 5x8 size trim; if that is the size trim I am using...

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291. Aug 31, 2011 8:04 AM in response to: CreateSpaceKate
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

I'm having trouble getting CS to accept my interior color pages. Children's picture book, 7 x 10. I sized the pages at 7.13 x 10.25 and added a white strip in the gutter. But this is the message I'm getting:

 

"It appears that images in the interior file should be full-bleed (take up the whole page). Full bleed images should extend at least .125" beyond the book's trim size from the top, bottom and outer edges with all live elements at least .25" away from the final book's trim lines."

 

I can't see what I'm going wrong.

 

Is there a way for me to attach a sample page here?

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292. Aug 31, 2011 8:09 AM in response to: JeanT
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

From the sound of it it sounds as if you have one of two problems. #1 your images don't extend 1/8 of an inch beyond the top, bottom and outside edges of the page. #2 you have something in your images that CS believes is a letter, glyph, or could be construed by the computer to be text or a glyph.

 

Take a close look at your images and see if, maybe, a sign in the image is overlapping the trim area. Something like "Auto Repair" along one edge, even though it may be imagery the converter will see it as possible text.

 

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293. Aug 31, 2011 8:23 AM in response to: JeanT
Re: Welcome to the Interior File Formatting Discussion

Because of CS's simplistic guidelines, bleeds (with the "out-of-live" margin) are often much more complicated than they should be.

 

Take a look at Bleeds, free, 19 page, illustrated guide to bleeds and margins, do's and don't's for CreateSpace. The problem might be the "live elements" issue. The interiors have a 0.25" no-text/no live element/out of live margins, but on covers it's now 0.125".

 

Walton

Mechanics & Punctuation, free, 20 page guide to everything punctuation  Build Your Book, a free, 98 page guide to designing your book;  CS Digital understand CS digital possibilities; GIMP, free, tutorials, GIMP, GIMP Help, excerpts from GIMP Supremacy Supremacy;  Bleeds, free, 19 page, illustrated guide to bleeds and margins, do's and don't's for CreateSpace;  Contact for graphics, design, and typesetting help.  Disclaimer: all statements of apparent fact in this post are empirical inferences based on observational data. These are idiosyncratic in nature and have not necessarily been subject to verification.

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