[CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer

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[CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer

Post by ideabasket » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:55 am

Hi guys,

I'm trying here, as the CS forum is once again timing out. I can get anywhere but the forum. Is that normal? Do the forum pages frequently go down? Do they have some aggressive anti-spam rules running that block users who open more than one page at once? Anyone know?

Anyhow, It's been ages since I used the CS Interior Reviewer and I can't remember whether it is generally blurry, or not.

What is your experience with the Interior Reviewer and illustrations? I finally get all of the B&W images in the PDF file looking great, and when I look at them in the Reviewer it looks like... well, like it's been out in the rain. All blurry.

Any information would be most helpful.


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Re: [CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer

Post by Phoenix » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:46 pm

I would be more inclined to go by the downloadable pdf proof they make available. That said, I have never found the images or other, to be anything but crystal-clear on the internal reviewer.

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Re: [CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer

Post by walton » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:57 am

The only reliable way to judge how your images will print is a printed proof. Period.

The IR is wanky, although it does have its uses. The downloadable PDF is a waste of time, what can it tell you that your print-ready PDF wont? The DigitalProofer, like the IR, is a representation on your monitor of what might be printed.

If you've revised your files, then without question you should only rely on the printed proof . . . although CS will claim that it is impossible for the previous file to survive being replaced with a new, revised file. I have seen it: it happened to me. I saw the revised file, my client saw the previous file. Both files co-existed! The printed proof doesn't guarantee that won't happen. But the printed proof is a contract proof, and it is reference for what was accepted when.

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