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Wena

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 12:07:05 pm »
Which version of Scribus dose your book cover?

I am on v 1.4 and v 1.5.

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2011, 05:40:28 pm »
Our book is based on Scribus v 1.3.6, and I have both Scribus v 1.3.6 and Scribus v 1.4.

Everything in the book works for both  Scribus v 1.3.6 and Scribus v 1.4.

Most if not all of it applies to Scribus v 1.5 also.

You can learn how to design book cover by just looking through the color screenshots in our book. We use our book as an operation manual in our office also. Our goal is to make Scribus as easy to use as a telephone.

Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C





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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2011, 02:07:36 am »
Wena,
I am posting my response to your question here because others may have the same question:

Our book, “Using FREE Scribus Software to Create Professional Presentations,” is available on bn.com and all of Amazon sites (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.au, and Amazon.es), and other major online book sellers. You can pick the site in your country.

Full Title:
Using FREE Scribus Software to Create Professional Presentations: Book Covers, Magazine Covers, Graphic Designs, Posters, Newsletters, Renderings, and More (Full Color Edition)
ISBN: 9780984374151  

Here is a link to the book on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Scribus-Software-Create-Professional-Presentations/dp/0984374159%3FSubscriptionId%3D1QZMGW0RRJC2PX87HDR2%26tag%3Dsalranexp-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0984374159#_

See all our published books at:
http://www.amazon.com/Gang-Chen/e/B001JS00RK/
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utnik

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2011, 02:20:15 am »
this thread http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,176.msg676.html#msg676 will give you an impression of chen and his book…

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2011, 01:36:03 pm »
Thank you utnik, I have had a look as per your advice.

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2011, 09:53:59 pm »
Thank you aa_gangchen, I now have a copy of the book.

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2011, 11:40:07 pm »
Thank you!

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2011, 12:43:47 am »
aa_gangchen, everything connected with the book I am working on is different from the example in your book, it will be an A5.

I wonder if any one on the forum has an A5 book template cover that I could have a go with before doing a real one?

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Re: PDF X/1-a:2001
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2011, 11:56:18 am »
hello wena

of course most of the books are different from the examples in a manual. what chen tells you, is how to deal with the specifications given by your printer.
first you have to know the dimensions of your front- and back cover and the spine width (which depends on the number of pages and the paper whight). with this you have the cover size (2 x cover width + spine width / cover hight).
then you can add the bleed area (given by the printer).
for the safety margins i don't add guides, because i give more room for that anyway…

you have to make your own cover. but you can follow the steps in chens book – so you won't miss something essential…

utnik