Book Module Caption help

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wbcamera

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I'm trying to create a book in LR 5 and need some clarifications on a few issues.
1) I created a 4 photo layout from the predefined layouts. Then I dragged 4 photos to the layout. Right clicked and unchecked zoom photo to fill cell for each photo. I then checked the box for photo text, set it to caption, offset 30 and align with photo and below for each of the 4 photos. Then right clicked on the layout to save as a custom layout. When I use this custom layout it remembers not to zoom to fill cell but the setting to add photo text isn't saved in the custom layout. Am I doing something incorrectly or is that setting not saved in the custom layout?
2) Does it matter if I use Caption or Title for the info I want add to the pictures automatically?
3) Can I tell LR to use my custom layout with the autolayout feature?
4) Is it good workflow to create a collection of pictures to be used in the book and from the collection click book module and then save book?
5) I can't select all the pages in multipage view Ctrl E then Ctrl Alt A to select the photo text and adjust all the offsets to be the same.
Sorry if these are basic question but I want to be as efficent as possible in creating my book, so I don't have to fix each picture and page. Thanks.
 
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Hi wbcamera, sorry for the delay - I needed to double check a couple of things when I got back to my computer.

1. Correct - PAGE text is included in custom templates, but photo text isn't.

2. Nope

3. Yes

4. Yes

5. It's working for me....
 
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re 4, this is exactly what I do, and I often spend quite a lot of time with this collection before creating the book pages. One thing I do in it is group pictures using stacks - each stack corresponding to a section of the book. If I don't do that in the collection, I'll create the book collection but then go back to Library and do similar stacking in the book collection. Because I'm doing this before I really get into laying out pages, I find it really helps improve the story or structure.

Hope that helps

John
 
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