1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 7, 2016 4:56 PM by wobertc

    Can't select spine text area of Standard Portrait Softcover 78-page book

    k64 Level 1

      I've done this once before, with LR5.7 on a 98-page Standard Portrait Softcover book, but I appear to have forgotten how as I can't select the spine text area of Standard Portrait Softcover 78-page book in LR6.6.

       

      I have tried increasing the Preview to 4:1 but the cursor remains as the double-headed arrow.

       

      I have tried changing the book to Hardcover dust jacket (then the spine is selectable) and adding my text before returning to Softcover, but the spine text disappears.

       

      Is this a problem with LR6.6 or are 78 pages insufficient?

        • 1. Re: Can't select spine text area of Standard Portrait Softcover 78-page book
          wobertc Adobe Community Professional

          In my LR notes I have this reference, but do not know its origin (maybe a Blurb help page.)-

           

          When creating soft-cover books using the Book module in Lightroom 5, you need to have a certain thickness to the book before you can add text to the spine. The limit differs based on the paper type:

          -Premium Lustre paper – 84 pages

          -Premium Matte paper – 84 pages

          -ProLine Uncoated paper – 70 pages

          -ProLine Pearl Photo paper – 70 pages

          -Standard paper – 114 pages

          For NON-softcover books (Hardcover Dust Jacket and Hardcover Image Wrap), you can have spine text even with a 1 page book.  So you’ll always be able to input spine text on a hardcover book.