Thank you so far, no I'm not using any of the first mentioned plug ins as they are not available for users in new zealand? I recall looking at the second lot you mentioned also not available for us to use in nz, I think? and even if I could, the turn around for delivery would be the same because I'm in Nz
The reason for contacting now is because I'm on a time limit & need to start on something now this weekend. So I wanted to know if someone knew for sure if this would likely to be a real issue with layout with aperture software with being unreliable with being able to proof properly?
version 3.4.5 2005 -2013 .
P.S my only option if there is a real issue would be to use a trusted local business I have used many times before, but because this year i purchased a macbook pro retina, I used Aperture this time, and this local software was difficult to use o mac.
Thank you Dustin,
This is where I think the problem might be. I didn't print it but downloaded it as a PDF. This version was cut off. so why would the version you are given to proof be very different to this? Also to what support people can see?
Also is that fact, that what you can see while you are building it, is different to what you get to check the lay out & then if the actual final cut is different again? Does this mean unreliable product?
Because if I have to refer to a final pdf , I would be guessing with measurement and placement the whole time I'm laying out, hoping the final whole book is ok? Is this really an apple product?
Thank you again,
I have learnt a lot of things in this process, I don't know why it simply does not give you the trimming parameters you need as you build as other products do. The settings you choose at the beginning before you start building determines the size.
Thank you however, you have given me some line of thought to question apple with on monday, because as i say now that I have a mac book pro, non apple software which is a fast delivery option for me is made difficult to use on a mac. Have to now brainstorm as to what to do next couple hours to get book achieved. Just a heads up as to why this is so important. It was a 60th birthday gift for for a family member. The book was fill of photos from his childhood and also with his father who was just killed tragically. Most of the photos were old that I had to get onto my laptop and then edit a lot also. Why I'm really upset about this & trying to do all I can to find answers, to what I need to do next. Because delivery to nz will be a time issue with aperture product now too.
Thank you Dustin, I'll end our conversation now.
I'll explain a little of the previous software I have used. ( Frogprints, fujifilm), so a NZ photo print company uses this software. They have a windows pc version & mac version. But when I have previously downloaded their mac version to use, you are only able to view photographs by a date only and does not allow you to access through your aperture library, you have to dig down through many files to even find them. Frogprints were only helpful enough to say it appears their product has been made difficult to use on mac and good luck. It also seperates every photo out individually. Then the book you work on is very fuzzy, so detail to line up, text etc is difficult. I also looked at Blurb and many others all the same with fuzziness.
So why in the end i used aperture.
Looking at the pdf, it appears to have cut of about 1cm on the top & bottom and about 2cm on the sides, which has affected every page as everthing was centered etc, if it was even cut offs on every side I could create a pdf of each page and shrink back to another book, but again I would be guessing where the true edges are. So perhaps best to talk to apple monday. see what they think has happened, advice they can give as you mentioned. The outcome of this will determine if I get the old pc windows back from my husbands office and start again, I can at least achieve this.
Thank you very much for your help & encouragement and good to know I can come back again.
Does the PDF preview look correct, or is it cut off at places too?
No the result of, "when your assembly is complete a PDF of your book will open." is showing all ok! This is what the support person also saw and checked was good.
It was only when i later down loaded it onto my desktop that you can see cut off edges. this would be the same if I printed it I presumed. I thought odd at the time, but thought if what they asked you to view as the check then all must be ok? Along with support person concurring.
By the way, I accidentally pushed not satisfied before, intend to credit you!
No , no options to print exactly from that screen, I just checked again as I was waiting. Trying to attach screen shots of 2x images, not working, will keep trying.