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Sep 23, 2014 8:15 AM

Artwork design pdf and adding scripts

I am getting my piture book illustrated, what should I tell the designer  regarding book size 8x10, pertaining to bleed etc? Should I have them  add the scripts to the illustrations? I think it will be done in pdf and then sent to me, or can I add the them myself? Which is  best? Please help! Does it matter what size my book is illustrated in,  meaning can I resize the pages?

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1. Sep 23, 2014 9:19 AM in response to: laaries
Re: Artwork design pdf and adding scripts

If you're hiring a designer who hasn't previously prepared files for CreateSpace, I would recommend you have him/her download and read the Submission Specifications beginning with page 19, and with special attention to pages 34-37. (I believe it's better that your designer read the requirements directly, rather than getting your interpretation of them.)

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2. Sep 23, 2014 12:15 PM in response to: laaries
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Alas, the PDF Submission Specification, referred to above, is flawed.  Take a look at Bleeds, free, 19 page, illustrated guide to bleeds and margins, do's and don't's for CreateSpace. 

 

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3. Sep 23, 2014 12:46 PM in response to: walton
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walton wrote:

Alas, the PDF Submission Specification, referred to above, is flawed.

Please elaborate -- where exactly is it flawed?

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4. Sep 23, 2014 1:06 PM in response to: Lighthouse24
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I am aware that most people here don't have problems with CS's guidelines; but one example, pgs 45-46. 

 

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5. Sep 23, 2014 1:54 PM in response to: walton
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What specifically? Those pages address watermarked PDFs, encrypted PDFs, PDFs with transparency, and the first paragraphs regarding low-res images. What exactly is "flawed" in that content?

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6. Sep 23, 2014 2:45 PM in response to: Lighthouse24
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Really?  How about the title????

 

 


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7. Sep 23, 2014 2:57 PM in response to: walton
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I think I'm missing it as well....

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8. Sep 23, 2014 3:03 PM in response to: walton
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What title?

walton wrote:

 

Alas, the PDF Submission Specification, referred to above, is flawed. . . one example, pgs 45-46.

Again I ask, what specifically on those two pages is flawed? Please copy/paste the incorrect content.

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9. Sep 23, 2014 9:13 PM in response to: Lighthouse24
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I must have confused things. At one time, I thought, the title had to be in Latin 1 characters exactly as it was entered during the title set up process.  There many other things that I have probably misconstrued  as well.

 

To the OP, my apologies, for possibly leading you astray.

 

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10. Sep 24, 2014 8:43 PM in response to: walton
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I didn't really expect antone to care, but I assumed that the question was real, not just a knee jerk reaction. 

 

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11. Sep 25, 2014 11:43 AM in response to: walton
Re: Artwork design pdf and adding scripts . . . PDF Submission Specifications

Well, there are several possible reasons why some people do not see anything wrong on pages 45 & 46 of the PDF Submission Specifications:

  • I misread, misunderstood, am ignorant, stupid, or in the Twilight Zone, and pages 45 & 46 are correct
  • Others here misread, misunderstood, are ignorant, stupid, or in the Twilight Zone, and pages 45 & 46 are incorrect
  • CS has different editions/versions of the specifications, and it is right in one version and wrong in another
  • De minimis

 

And, I must apologize because I did not copy/paste my example into any of my previous answers.

 

 

I do understand that it would cost CS incalculable amounts of money to change things like this, if, in fact, it is a incorrect; further, it would increase our costs if CS were to make such changes (again, presuming this is incorrect) because of additional quality control issues. Yes? No? Piiman

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12. Sep 25, 2014 11:43 AM in response to: walton
Re: Artwork design pdf and adding scripts . . . PDF Submission Specifications

Are you referring to the fact that, while the text is correct the image does not reflect the Title restrictions?

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13. Sep 25, 2014 11:54 AM in response to: R.C.
Re: Artwork design pdf and adding scripts . . . PDF Submission Specifications

My original comment was, "Alas, the PDF Submission Specification, referred to above, is flawed."  When Lighthouse challenged that, I offered the example of pages 45 & 46.  Then, he challenged that ("Again I ask, what specifically on those two pages is flawed? Please copy/paste the incorrect content"). 

 

It's obvious, it isn't obvious . . . whether I copy/pasted it in or not.

 

The text on pages 45 & 46 is somewhat ambiguous/simplistic (to the point of omission) on the former and on the latter there is a typo (no big deal, not what I'd call a flaw).  That text???

 

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14. Sep 25, 2014 12:52 PM in response to: walton
Re: Artwork design pdf and adding scripts . . . PDF Submission Specifications

That and the fact that the cover shown would get rejected because it does not have a Latin Character title anywhere on it.

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