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It's recommended to start new chapters on the recto page of a manuscript, as it establishes a predictable flow for the reader to follow. The resulting occasional blank pages are actually a part of establishing this rhythm, making the divisions between chapters even more distinct. This recommendation is listed in rule 1.48 requires login of the Chicago Manual ...


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Traditionally stock sites allow you download a free, watermarked "comp" image which can be used in your design until the client approves the piece. Once the client has approved, you can then go back and purchase and download the non-watermarked image. You are free to purchase and download the non-watermarked image whenever you'd like however. It's not ...


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No, usually not. This is a legacy of hardbound binding; these extra pages were glued to the cover and the inner pages, and do not count as "inner" pages. For a paperback, you don't need to explicitly add them. The page with the half-title is sort of a connector between the cover itself and the inner pages. Its use is (historically) to protect the real title ...


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There are many applications that can do this. I have explained two options that you may consider: (1) Paid Applications: (from Adobe) a. Photoshop - Image manipulation b. Illustrator - Vector Graphics c. Indesign - Layout your cover page/book exactly for Print & Publishing (2) Free Applications: (Open Source) a. GIMP - Image manipulation b. Inkscape - ...


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The most straightforward way to do this is to export to PDF, then use the PDF booklet printing option in the Print dialog. As you have seen, the Print function from the Book Panel doesn't offer a booklet printing option.


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Intentionally blank pages only serve a function in a printed piece (they are leftovers at the end of a form, or sheaf of pages which come in a multiple of four). There's no reason to have them in a PDF. If I were to see a "blank page" in an e-book, I'd assume it was a formatting mistake. Why would you leave it in? Additionally, the only place I've ever even ...


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I think you're right. Classically, inner margins are smaller than outer margins. However, you do need to ensure the inner margins are large enough to keep content out of the gutter. The reason outer margins are larger is due to creep. (which you can calculate). Creep is the slow outward movement of content due to the gutter and binding. Content will move ...


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Easy Way: Use the Template Generator: https://www.createspace.com/Help/Book/Artwork.do Hard Way: Follow the Specs: Create Space offers several book sizes as shown in this table: The author will have to pick one of those sizes, interior page colors, and a page count. Once you know those, you should be able to determine the exact submission requirments ...


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One option, you could do is setup a specific CSS stylesheet for your website for print. This way you can designate a style different than your site. It's as simple as adding new styles inside a media query of your stylesheet and add the new styles inside. @media print{ print style here } This site has a pretty good breakdown. ...


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You really have in Photoshop everything you are likely to need, at least for now. If you were setting out to do this for a living, I'd steer you toward InDesign and Illustrator, but for your purposes you can (and professional designers do, in many cases, depending on the specific design) work entirely in Photoshop. If you find you need to create ...


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Just practice the things more & more. "Practice makes perfect." Also reading books. If you want to read tutorials you can but I suggest you practice the thing you have learned from tutorials. It will increase your graphics skill more.


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Hi Vincent and welcome! I think Tschichold's Canon works esthetically but yes, depending on your binding, you will have to add to the inner margin. It obviously depends on the kind of binding and also the amount of pages in your book. There are other canons like Van de Graaf and Rosarivo and Bringhurst also has a nice section about page proportions in his ...


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To avoid mousing over to the toolbar, or having to press the A key to switch to the Direct Selection Tool, you can just click the target in the center of your placed image (appears when you float your mouse over it). Then, as long as you have the content selected and not the frame (brown handles instead of blue), you can just drag the handles to scale the ...


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Yes, with the image selected within the frame, press s (for the scale tool), click once to set the origin, then click-drag holding shift to resize the image. Or if your reference point (below) is set to the centre, you can skip straight to click-dragging. When preceded by command Fill Frame Proportionally this workflow is quite efficient. More on ...


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I had the same problem using CC, and I knew that no document had been modified outside the indb file. My book has individual indd files for each chapter, and my solution for this error was to update the contents page in the first file (layout/update table of contents) As each chapter was updated the error sign disappeared.


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You need to apply a paragraph style in InDesign. They are not in Window but the panel is located in Type. Shortcut cmd+F11: Create the paragraph style, double click, go to Indents and Spacing: Add your desired indent in the First Line Indent: Taking it a little further. You could unpack the ePub and navigate to your CSS and build a class and ...


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Personally I hate the massive red, blue green or black text saying this page is left blank intentionally. I feel the reader is intelligent enough to see when its a page break and when something is missing. If you feel its necessary, I would just make a faint mark at the bottom saying so. Or what about setting a new icon at the bottom or an illustration ...


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From your question and comments, I would strongly recommend signing up for a free trial week on Lynda.com and going through David Blatner's "InDesign Essentials" title and a couple of more advanced ones. He did two titles, at least, for CS5.5. Apply your OCDness to defining terminology. If you don't know what a pica is, or any other term you come across, ...


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Fit Text To Frame: not that I know of. There are hotkeys to increase/decrease font size, and you can also click in the Point Size edit control and use the arrow keys to increase and decrease. You can drag horizontal and vertical guides out of the rulers at the top and left (if you don't have these, check the View window). Use the arrow keys to move by small ...


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I like this Altogether font match: You can find it for free, but illegal.. so find it yourself.


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For Photoshop, A4 or A5 in a landscape format, at minimum 300dpi/ppi (because you're printing it): Under Preferences > Guides, grids and slices make gridlines at every 50 PERCENT. typically with subdivisions every 1 unit. Now when you go View > Show > Grid you will get a clear subdivision of your page. If you need it to be 3 fold, simply show ...


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Yes, one can move/copy pages from one document to another. Open both documents Open the Pages palette select the pages you want to copy right/control-click on the selected Pages and select Move Pages... change Move to:'s pop-up menu to the desired destination, set the Destination: as needed OK Repeat once for each document (no drag-drop) and you can have ...


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There are no issues migrating book files and documents from CS6 to CC other than the fact that both will be converted to the CC internal format. In general, it's a good idea when documents are converted to Save As over the existing files after conversion. INDD files accumulated internal cruft after multiple edits, and can start to behave unpredictably after ...


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How: You already said you are proficient in the tools, so pure practice and tutorials won't do as they foster technical skills mostly which only gets you to know how to execute things. Why: The other side is conceptual. An that can really only be summed up with asking "why?". Whenever you see something you like, ask yourself why you like it. Good ...


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This sounds like an enormous undertaking, and this might not be entirely the answer you are looking for; but i hope it will help. As @Lauren Ipsum points out, there are apps out there that will do the grunt-work for you. Here are two of them, the principle for both is automation of blog to print. You can get it "professionally" printed and bound, or just ...


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Suggestion/Answer All you need to do to get your desired PDF is to File > Print your insert from InDesign, and select Adobe PDF as the printer the same way you're doing in the Print Booklet window. This should create a PDF of the same quality/contrast/size you're used to seeing from the Print Booklet method. For the most accurate output though, I think ...


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Quark have support documents / manuals on their website for download, e.g. shortcut lists, which you might want to make use of, especially if you last worked with versions before 8.0: http://quark.com/Support/Documentation/QuarkXPress/ What you seem to look for is how to insert the New Column or New Text Box special character to let subsequent text continue ...


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As others have said, terrible situation to do it in Photoshop. Possible solution: Use guides to set up your A4 page spread and layout, margins etc. Make folders for each spread to keep things organized. Set up a template folder with textboxes and image masks to re-use. Use layer comps to "bookmark" each spread once you are done laying them out. Name the ...


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I am well late here, but anyway... I will not repeat some of the excellent advice @hced have given here, just see if I can add something of value. Age guidelines These are general guidelines used by illustrators and authors of children's books: Six months - two years: interactive books such as floating bath and board. “Shape” books with simple text. ...



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