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by walton
Mon May 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [CREATESPACE] Inside Margins
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: [CREATESPACE] Inside Margins

I don't have much time, and I am having problems with my video card. My first guess is that you have, or CS thinks you have, live elements that are inside the out-of-live margin (0.25" around each page inside the trim line). For example, it looks like the woman's face inside an oval (upper left, lef...
by walton
Sun May 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CS Embedding] Embedding PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: [CS Embedding] Embedding PDF

The file name indicates the kind of format: arial.ttf (TrueType) vs. minion_pro (OpenType).

Navigate to the font folder (in most PCs: C:/Windows/Fonts). Then click on the font(s) you are interested in then click on properties. On the General tab, you can see the kind of font it is.
by walton
Fri May 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CS Embedding] Embedding PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: [CS Embedding] Embedding PDF

First, you need to understand that there are two basic kinds of fonts in use today: TrueType (.ttf) and OpenType (.otf). The file name extension distinguises the two: e.g. arial.ttf or minion_pro.otf. From our point of view they are the same. OTF was an improvement of TTF. All Adobe fonts, for examp...
by walton
Wed May 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: [THANK YOU] Our 1 year anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: [THANK YOU] Our 1 year anniversary

The reason I periodically say thanks to every one here is that I mean it! When spam started to get bad on the CS forum, I found myself spending many hours a week removing/reporting it. And as several members noted, sadly often, we were the ones whose posts were moderated, not the garbage. I wrote Cu...
by walton
Tue May 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: [THANK YOU] Our 1 year anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 680

[THANK YOU] Our 1 year anniversary

Selfpublishingforum started up a little over a year ago. We have: 3,478 members 2,138 posts 190 topics Yes, we have spam, but it has been manageable. I have to thank the moderators for helping to keep it down. Perhaps the forum should be more active, but it is difficult to get the word out. And it i...
by walton
Tue May 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: [No Author?] No Author on Cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: [No Author?] No Author on Cover?

I agree that if most sales are through Amazon the need to have the author name on the cover is not needed. But like a lot of things, simply because we can do something or something is not needed, that does not mean we should do or not do those things. Obviously, a great book is a great book regardle...
by walton
Sun May 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: [No Author?] No Author on Cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: [No Author?] No Author on Cover?

I have several thousand books in the room where I work, and more scattered throughout the house. "All" have the author or editor, etc. on the covers. About 2/3 have lost their dust jackets, and the names still appear. I sure I could find an exception or two, perhaps quite a few if the book has very ...
by walton
Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: [ISBN Question] POD and ISBNs for international research associates
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: [ISBN Question] POD and ISBNs for international research associates

I tried that a few years ago--which countries have free ISBN's, which countries have ISBN agencies, which countries offer copyright registration--I didn't get far. All of which is to say, I can't help. I would have thought that the ISBN information would be on isbnagency. You may have to contact eac...
by walton
Tue May 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CREATESPACE] Margin Error upon Submission of Interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: [CREATESPACE] Margin Error upon Submission of Interior

For those who don't know . . . Generally, if your flatten your cover art (flatten, merge visible, save as JPG,etc.), there is nothing that CS can move. If, however, you export or save as PDF, from a file with everything in layers, then CS can tinker with the PDF. As a rule, we should keep our master...
by walton
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CREATESPACE] Margin Error upon Submission of Interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: [CREATESPACE] Margin Error upon Submission of Interior

Believe me, I understand the frustration of the technical stuff. I mentioned that CS is a black box because if you were to work with most traditional printers, they would go out of their way to help, including providing profile so that your color is much more accurate. But we aren't working with a t...