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Jan 23, 2018 5:00 PM

Unable to upload cover pdf

Hi - I've got all the parts ready, including a pdf cover built to Create Space specs, but everytime I browse and select the pdf to upload in the proper step, it will not load and I get the auto message "no file selected."  I've tried uploading Chrome and Safari as browsers, same "no file selected" message.  Never had this problem before. Maybe I should try firefox?

 

Any suggestions?  - Steven

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1. Jan 23, 2018 6:06 PM in response to: Odysseus
Re: Unable to upload cover pdf

Try every browser you have.  Before you begin though, try opening your PDF and be sure that it is not corrupt.  In addition, the maximum size limit that CS allows for a cover file is 40 MB, if your file size is larger than that, then that's the problem.

 

Dan'l

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3. Jan 24, 2018 9:06 AM in response to: Odysseus
Re: Unable to upload cover pdf

Happy to help.

 

Dan'l

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4. Jan 24, 2018 10:14 AM in response to: Odysseus
Re: Unable to upload cover pdf

This gives me an opportunity to post this table again:

 

 

For a 5 x 8 RGB image at 300 dpi, converted to PDF in Photoshop using Save as PDF (PS PDF) and using Adobe Distiller (Distiller: Print > Adobe PDF)

 

Preset

PS PDF

Distiller

Press Quality

16.3MB

3.4MB

High Quality

12.9MB

1.6MB

PDF/X-1a

8.8MB

3.7MB

PDF/X3

4.9MB

1.9MB

 

 

Obviously, Save as is huge, regardless of the preset, compared with the Distiller.  Similar size differences exist if you use doPDF, primoPDF, cutePDF, PDF995, etc., all of which produce PDFs in the Distiller size range.

 

Note too, this is a flattened image, JPG.

 

Given the spam here, come on over to  selfpublishingforum.  It's free.  Many of us who answer questions here are active there.

 

Walton

 

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