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May 17, 2018 10:46 AM

How to remove old illustrations replace with new illustrations for book. Do  have any suggestions for companies who do this

What is the process to remove old create space illustrations from book and replace with new fresh illustrations.  Any suggestions or references to boo k companies that do this

Level 4 2,935 posts since
Feb 7, 2015

A number of five-star forum members who provide book formatting and design services can help you with that. One or more will probably chime in soon.


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Level 5 19,154 posts since
Sep 5, 2009

Normally, to change illustrations, or edit/revise text, you need to go back to the source file (Word, WordPerfect, InDesign, etc.).  Corrections are made, then a new, print-ready, PDF is created.


If you have only the PDF, then it is relatively easy to change illustrations as long as they are not so different in size that the text flow changes.  Acrobat is great, it permits a lot of things, but it does not flow text as Word does.


If you have neither the source file or the print-ready PDF, then you will need to scan the book, using an OCR program, convert the scanned text to editiable text, and start over, formatting the book.  This is not hard, but it is time consuming; especially because text can move when it is scanned and converted to editable text.  Once it has happened to you, even in a different project, you cannot simply assume all is okay.  Aside from text moving, I assume you get somewhere around 90-95% accuracy in the conversion process (maybe lower, I'm feeling optimistic today).


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