6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2016 7:13 PM by jakher1927

    Book module text

    jakher1927 Level 1

      I have made books before in the book module and added text to the spine without any problems but today I cannot seem to be able to put text on the spine.  I have no problem anywhere else in the book.  I am sure this is a simple problem so I hope someone can tell me what I am doing wrong.

       

      Herman

        • 1. Re: Book module text
          wobertc Adobe Community Professional

          Some info from notes I have read-

           

          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.

          • 2. Re: Book module text
            jakher1927 Level 1

            I know what you are saying as I have done it before but on this hardcover book it will not let me put text on the spine!

             

            Herman Jakubowski

            • 3. Re: Book module text
              wobertc Adobe Community Professional

              Strange- I did some testing and also managed to lock-up Lr and unable to enter text !

              It eventually corrected after exiting and re-loading the book.

               

              Have you checked that all Cell margins are set to zero '0' when the spine text box is selected? I accidently dragged these to have no cell at all!

              Carefully look at every adjustment in the "Type" box.

              Text color, (white on white?)  Leading, Kerning, etc.

              • 4. Re: Book module text
                jakher1927 Level 1

                I tried that a number of times and I also did make changes in pages, layouts, etc. and nothing helped.

                 

                Herman

                 

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                • 5. Re: Book module text
                  wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                  Sorry Herman, No answers- only suggestions:

                  Try different fonts (some will not work in Lr)  Font Size?

                  And the regular advice- reset preferences, re-install Lr. (after a catalog backup!)

                  • 6. Re: Book module text
                    jakher1927 Level 1

                    Thank you for your help

                     

                    Sent from my iPad