[CreateSpace] PDF transfer problems

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skier
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[CreateSpace] PDF transfer problems

Post by skier » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 pm

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Hi,
This is my first book. I am French from Canada. I wrote my book in French and had it translated to English.
So far so good… I cannot spend a lot of money on publishing.
I saw a Youtube recently on self-publishing and it sounded so logical and kind of… easy!!!
OMG…….
I registered with Createspace. Remember, I'm French… So I had to read and re-read and re-read… and finally uploaded my English version as a doc.It was amazingly easy, even transferred my pictures. I know….. I read later that it should be in pdf…
So today,I saved my doc to a pdf, then dowloaded a new formatted template from createspace.
Not good.
I transferred a paragraph at a time, because I had this little coloured wheel turning in my pdf, it would not transfer faster.
Then when I looked at the transferred paragraph, the format was all wrong. The paragraphs were all cut. I had to manually realign everything. Did it for one paragraph, and decided to stop. I am doing something wrong. What do you think is happening? I think it's my pdf… I opened my document in Word and saved it as a pdf, nothing fancier.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :roll:
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Re: [CreateSpace] PDF transfer problems

Post by Phoenix » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:57 pm

Although I use the templates from CS all the time, many folks are unsuccessful with them. They are very delicate and full of glitches if mishandled.
If you say you did your original manuscript in Word, then produced a pdf from that, why are you then going back to the template? If you like the formatting of the original and are satisfied with the pdf, that will suffice for CreateSpace. Trying to go back to Word from a PDf, especially to the template is a bad way to go. Unless I am not understanding the problem?
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Re: [CreateSpace] PDF transfer problems

Post by Seisa » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 am

skier wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 pm
So today,I saved my doc to a pdf, then dowloaded a new formatted template from createspace.
Not good.
I transferred a paragraph at a time, because I had this little coloured wheel turning in my pdf, it would not transfer faster.
It sounds like you started with an MS Word .doc, saved it to PDF, then tried to copy-paste the PDF content into a new MS Word template? This is completely unnecessary. Does the PDF look like you want the final printed book to look? If so, upload that. There is no reason to use a CreateSpace template if you've already got a PDF that looks as you want it, including matching your chosen trim size.

Please correct me if I've misunderstood what you're trying to do.
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