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Valerie Alwood

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Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 1:27 PM
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I have tried numerous times to upload the text. It loads fine but when I preview it, the chapters are all messed up. I have chapter one at the bottom of a page. I've used editing mode and spent hours putting the chapters back into place and still it messes up when I load the edited version. I'm using a chrome book, transferred the text to the docx and tried a pdf file. It does the same thing. Can anyone help? I'm ready to give up.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 1:59 PM   in response to: Valerie Alwood in response to: Valerie Alwood
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Valerie Alwood wrote:
I have tried numerous times to upload the text. It loads fine but when I preview it, the chapters are all messed up. I have chapter one at the bottom of a page. I've used editing mode and spent hours putting the chapters back into place and still it messes up when I load the edited version. I'm using a chrome book, transferred the text to the docx and tried a pdf file. It does the same thing. Can anyone help? I'm ready to give up.

A paperback should be uploaded in PDF format.
A digital book should be uploaded in at least a Word.doc.

A PDF as you see it is what you should get (paperback).

If you are working on a digital book, keep in mind that it is a FLOWABLE read, not a paperbook format read.
Did you ad 'Insert Page' to start chapters on a next page?
Emily Veinglory

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Re: Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 2:15 PM   in response to: Valerie Alwood in response to: Valerie Alwood
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A pdf file should be bomb proof. Is the problem that you are relying on the online previewer instead of the downloaded proof--the online version is unreliable.
Notjohn

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Re: Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 4:45 PM   in response to: Valerie Alwood in response to: Valerie Alwood
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1) Use CreateSpace, not KDP Print.

2) Upload a perfect PDF, not a Word doc or template or anything of that nature.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

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Mr Michael L Dr...

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Re: Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 2:17 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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I've uploaded a paperback in pdf but it formats with half the page of text shifted off the edge of the book page. Auto reformatting reduces each frame of text to 25% of the book page. Any answers? https://www.dropbox.com/s/mttlb2wjmi94ndn/kindle%20paper%20format%20error.jpg?dl=0
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 2:24 AM   in response to: Mr Michael L Dr... in response to: Mr Michael L Dr...
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Mr Michael L Drake wrote:
I've uploaded a paperback in pdf but it formats with half the page of text shifted off the edge of the book page. Auto reformatting reduces each frame of text to 25% of the book page. Any answers? https://www.dropbox.com/s/mttlb2wjmi94ndn/kindle%20paper%20format%20error.jpg?dl=0

You would be very wise to delete that out, then go to CreateSpace (also Amazon) and redo it.
Then see if any or what problems show.
Tripod Solution...

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Re: Text is not loading properly in paperback form.
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 6:20 AM   in response to: Valerie Alwood in response to: Valerie Alwood
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PDF was generated from Word or Libre Office?

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Notjohn

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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 11:26 AM   in response to: Mr Michael L Dr... in response to: Mr Michael L Dr...
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I've uploaded a paperback in pdf but it formats with half the page of text shifted off the edge of the book page.

"It" doesn't "format." You have already formatted your book. The PDF you upload to CreateSpace, with the page laid out with proper margins and sized for the book you have chosen, is exactly what the book will look like.

Anything you upload to KDP Print is entirely at your own risk.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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