05-14-2011 05:00 PM
I have a problem concerning the interior formatting of my book.
When I first published it on Lulu, I didn't use an ISBN (I don't know if it's linked) and there was nothing wrong with it. Here is a link to that first book:
I also used a Lulu cover.
But then I decided to have an ISBN and to make my own cover. And for some reason the formatting is wrong now. The file I have on my computer is alright (it is in Word format) and when I add it it still is alright : I have downloaded it and the formatting is good.
But when I get to the step "Making your print-ready file" and click on "Download and Review Your Print-Ready Interior" the formatting is not good anymore : there are spaces between the paragraphs and the words "chapter 1" appear at the foot of page 4 instead of on page 5... I don't understand why it does that. Here's a link of the last version of my book:
You can see in the preview that the formatting is not good anymore.
Any idea why I can't get it right? It is really annoying because I'd really like to buy it and I don't want to buy a book with a bad interior formatting...
Thank you for helping!
05-14-2011 05:56 PM
i am having the exact same problem. and after printing several successful copies, now with a new copy, my interior is suddenly messed up. (but correct in the formatted template in word). HELP!
05-14-2011 06:07 PM
You need to create new sections and use page breaks where appropriate. Do not add spaces manually.
Also, create a PDF before you upload and preview exactly what your book will look like. The PDF does not change when it is uploaded to Lulu.
05-14-2011 06:41 PM
Thank you Maggie!
I just don't know how to create a PDF? I tried to download Lulu's Adobe Job Options but I can't open it.
At the very worst I'll try to find another way to create one but maybe you know why I can't open it?
05-14-2011 07:05 PM
Actually I found a site to create PDF online and it actually worked!!! Well the writing is not as good as the one I had in my Word version but at least the formatting is okay.
So thank you so much!!
05-14-2011 09:52 PM
05-14-2011 09:54 PM
05-15-2011 04:31 AM
Well I don't know what went wrong but I created a PDF file as Maggie said and now everything's good.
Since it didn't work I had made a new project for my book, and now that I managed to revise one I deleted the other, that may be why the link doesn't work. So the link that works is this one now:
But as I said there's no problem anymore, I just uploaded a PDF file instead of a Word file and it worked!