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Fatima_Yaqoob
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Fonts accepted on lulu

Hello there,

Can anyone give me a list of the fonts accepted on lulu? I know it is somewhere on this website but I've lost it. Thank you.

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Maggie
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Fatima_Yaqoob
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Thanks a lot Maggie.
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lotontech
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Hi Fatima,

It's usually better to generate your own PDF rather than relying on the Lulu Word-to-PDF conversion. If you're using Word 2007 you can create a compliant PDF using the free Microsoft add-on available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&dis...

You have to flick a few switches on the Save dialog so that your fonts are embedded correctly, but this solution works fine for me all the time.

Tony.

More tips and tricks in Book Publishing DIY at http://publishingdiy.blogspot.com/p/book.html

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Belinda D'Alessandro
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

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Hi Fatima

If, as Tony (lotontech) says, you can upload a PDF with the fonts embedded, you can use any font you want.

But if you can't create a PDF with the fonts embedded (for whatever reason) and you can upload a wordprocessing file acceptable to Lulu's requirements, here is the list of fonts that Lulu can embed in your document for you: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Interior-Formatting/What-fonts-can-I-use-in-my-document/ta-p/33679

Here is the list of types of documents Lulu can accept: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Publishing-Process/What-types-of-files-can-I-upload/ta-p/33469

(Oops, sorry for double posting the accepted fonts link)

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Belinda D'Alessandro
Author, Managing Editor BDA Books
Website: http://www.bdabooks.com.au
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Fatima_Yaqoob
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Registered: ‎02-28-2011

Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Thank you for all your help everyone. I wanted to ask if everything is alright in the PDF I create then it will be alright in the final copy of the book right? Because my book is 6x9" and the pdf pages are not that size so will this affect the final printing of the book?
Thank you once again.
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Ken Anderson
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

The original document abd your PDF MUST be the same size as the book.

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DeliatheCrone
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Are those the ONLY fonts that are accepted - even on the covers??? I'd prefer something a bit fancier for the cover.

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lotontech
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Delia,

You can use whatever fonts you like on the cover as long as you design the cover yourself either:

* as two hi-res JPG or PNG images which you upload to the Lulu "ImageOnly" cover theme in the Cover Wizard

* as a print-ready cover PDF that you create entirely yourself

You can use whatever fonts you like inside the book as long as you create your own print-ready PDF for uploading to Lulu. The font restrictions only apply if you want the Lulu wizard process to convert your Word document into a PDF.

I hope this helps,

Tony.

More tips and tricks in Book Publishing DIY at http://publishingdiy.blogspot.com/p/book.html

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DeliatheCrone
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Re: Fonts accepted on lulu

Actually, Tony, the problem I've been having relates to the covers I've designed myself. They look fine here on my computer, but when I upload them to Lulu for a cover, the text is fuzzy and looks amateurish. Only when I add text from Lulu to my back cover do I get non-fuzzy text, in bright color, the way I want it. I know there are limited text fonts available in the Cover Wizard, but I don't know what they are, or what they look like, so I'd like to have a list, so I can look them over on my own screen, before I commit to any of them. Saves time and aggravation.

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