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Sep 1, 2018 2:59 PM

Problem with CreateSpace shrinking my page?

Hello

 

I have been pretty careful to ensure my Word template for my book was formatted correctly. It has a page size of 15.24 cm by 22.8 cm for a 6 by 9 inch book. Margins are as follows:

Top: 2.4 cm

Bottom: 2.4 cm

Inside: 1.9 cm

Outside: 1.9 cm

Gutter: 0.63 cm

Header and footers are 1.25 cm from the edge.

 

This all works great in Word. But when I upload it to CreateSpace and look at the interior viewer, it seems to have shrunk the page ever so slightly, pushing a few words which are at the end of one page over to the next page, thus bumping everything along slightly until it begins to interfere with my mirror margins and page numbers around page 25. Is there any remedy for this?

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1. Sep 1, 2018 3:18 PM in response to: Benois
Re: Problem with CreateSpace shrinking my page?

It sounds like you're uploading a Word document. You should be uploading a PDF with all fonts embedded (after reviewing it carefully). That's the only way to ensure that content doesn't shift like you're seeing.

 

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