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Book module: Publishing to Blurb... layflat conversion?

Bob_B

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I recognize that the Book Module in LR5.7 does not offer to print a lay-flat book using Blurb. My question is there a way after uploading to Blurb to convert your book to a lay flat format without having to essentially start from scratch using Blurb's editor?

Thanks,

Bob
 

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After going through their help sections, which are not all that helpful, the answer is yes you can, but with some difficulty and restrictions. I haven't tried this, but it appears you can convert your project (once loaded on their website) from 'bound' to 'lay flat' with a max page limit of 110. Don't hold me to that number; it's around 110. For me, the effort to convert my book, after spending four, long months on it and its format, is simply not worth the time and frustration.
 
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Interesting, thanks for sharing the info Bob. I wonder if you could simply export your pages to JPEG format, and then add those pages to their editor as an alternative. It's probably still too much hassle though!
 
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