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Aug 11, 2018 7:33 AM

More useful error messages for results of file review?

I am publishing a graphic novel, and I'm getting the following errors.

 

PROBLEM:

 

The interior needs a wider inside margin. Inside margin requirements are based on the book’s page count. You can review our margin requirements here: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/InteriorPDF.jsp

 

PROBLEM:

 

The interior doesn't have sufficient outside margins for printing, which could result in content being trimmed when printed. The outside, top, and bottom margin requirements are 0.25" for non-bleed interiors or 0.375" for bleed interiors. To view our specifications, see: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/InteriorPDF.jsp

 

These error messages are not helpful at all because it would be nice if it could be specific about which pages are having the error or else I will have to keep on submitting the files for review over and over and guess which individual pages are formatted correctly because there is a lot of diversity in how the images look on all the pages

 

Some pages are easier to format, such as this one which has its margins built into it. If the formatting on this one is incorrect, I just need to scale the image and adjust it based on the margin requirements, but I have no idea if this page is also having this issue: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkUyUD1XgAUhguu.jpg

 

Then, I have images such as this one which might require a little bit more work to format: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkUyVxiXsAA2o6X.jpg

 

Please, no rude or insensitive comments. It's my first time publishing a book. I need to know if there is a place where I can get more detailed error messages about what's incorrect about the format. Program used: Microsoft Publisher

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1. Aug 11, 2018 11:58 AM in response to: CryptoboxComics
Re: More useful error messages for results of file review?

CryptoboxComics wrote:

These error messages are not helpful at all because it would be nice if it could be specific about which pages are having the error or else I will have to keep on submitting the files for review over and over and guess which individual pages are formatted correctly...

That's exactly what the Interior Reviewer tool is for. It lists the specific pages with problems, describes the problem, and when you click on the page, it places a red box around the specific area on the page where the problem occurs.

 

When you upload the interior file, check the Interior Reviewer box and then use that tool before submitting the files to CreateSpace for human review.

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