ART 53, days 44 & 45

This Is Fifty-Three, days 44 & 45

Uploading PDFs!

After working out the cover and making a few minor changes, I felt it was time to start uploading files. The larger interior file took longer to upload and process, but went smoothly.

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Unfortunately, I quickly ran afoul of CreateSpace’s Interior Reviewer. For starters, my vector files got rendered with insufficient resolution, so I had to go back to Illustrator to re-save those as TIFF or EPS files. I don’t know if that is an Adobe problem or a CreateSpace problem, but it was resolved easily enough.

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The harder nut to crack has been the ‘insufficient bleed’ warning. Interior Reviewer apparently labels bleeds that do not go far enough either way. I had to move some elements so that they bled farther off the page, and a couple so that they extended farther into the page; delete a couple of elements that got marked as problems regardless of what I did with them; and I am still trying to resolve one spread so that it passes muster while still looking the way it is supposed to.

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Here is what I started with for that last, troublesome spread:

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Here it is with the grid visible. As you can see, all of the elements that bleed off the page extend well beyond the 1/8″ boundary marked by that red line:

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Now I am trying this:

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Unfortunately, Interior Reviewer still flags this as a problem. I can try exporting the spread as a JPEG, converting to a TIFF, and placing that as the graphic, but the risk there is that it may not look quite as crisp.

The struggle continues…

(7 August 2016)

Update: Exported as an EPS file. Still triggered the error flag in Interior Reviewer, but I figure I’ll just raise the issue with CreateSpace if it comes up in their review of the files.