Its easy to re-order your book in a different size.
First you need to duplicate the book you would like to reorder.
Go to open existing orders and select the book and click duplicate project, then rename it.
Once the project is open click on the change product size icon and select the size you want to order.
Then make sure to double check your book. Make sure crops are correct and the cover looks good and then submit your order.
If you already have text from another source, adding it to your book is very easy.
In Book Creator add a text box by clicking the icon
or on the menu bar choose INSERT and Text Box,
Now open your existing document which has text you want to use. This can be anything from a website, blog, or document like Pages or Word.
Then you just highlight the text
And COPY it.
Keyboard shortcut on Mac is COMMAND C
on Windows its CONTROL C
or you can use the menu bar EDIT and Copy.
Then double click the text box you made in Book Creator and Paste the text into it.
Keyboard shortcut on the Mac is COMMAND V
on Windows its CONTROL V
or you can use the menu bar EDIT and Paste.
After you press ok it will contain your text.
Your Book Creator projects are stored in a location based on what version of operating software you are using.
Locate the folder called A&I Book Creator Projects and back it up to an external folder.
Macintosh HD/Library Application/
Macintosh HD/Users/Your Login Name
Next copy your folder that contains your images. If you images are scattered all over your computer now is a good time to consolidate and copy them to one folder. Name it something useful like My Book Images.
First highlight the text you want to change in the text box
Then select the color tab at the top and choose a color.
A quick and easy way to make a book in Book Creator is to use the wizard.
In a few short steps you will have a book automatically created by the software, with your images that can still be edited manually.
After choosing create a new project from the opening screen,
Make sure the check box is marked to use the wizard. Here we are making an 8×8 soft cover with the wizard.
Click the buttons at the top to add folders of images, or individual images
The next screen allows you to choose layout. You can set the number of pages or how many pictures per page.
The next screen allows choosing of the background.
The next step will ask you to name the project and then your project is made.
You can still make any manual changes you like. Add, remove images. Rotate text or images. Change backgrounds, everything is still editable.
Do a full screen preview by clicking this button,
See this post if you need help with basic editing of your book.
When you are finished you can order by clicking the green shopping cart.
The easiest way to add a photo is to simply drag it to a page. You dont have to make a picture box to contain it.
Resize a picture by dragging the blue picture corners – hold down the Shift key while you drag to maintain the picture box proportions.
Dragging the green circle will rotate the image.
If you need to email or post pages you are working on, then just follow these steps.
Book Creator includes images that you can use for your backgrounds. If you see an error saying the image is too small, you can safely ignore the warning.
Create your own backgrounds HERE
You can rearrange the pages in your book by clicking Page then choose Rearrange Pages…
Now you can drag and drop pages to change the order. You can tell where pages are going by the black line indicator.
Click OK to continue or to cancel all changes click Cancel
The red lines approximate cut marks. The book pages will be cut somewhere between those red lines and the edge of the page.
It is very important that text and critical image portions stay well within the red lines so they don’t end up too close to the edge of the page.
It is equally important that “bleed” images (images that bleed to the edge of the page) go all the way to the edge of the page (not just to the red lines) as any white area around the image may show on the final product.
Here is a bad example of an image that is not bleed to the edge.
Take note how the image is flush to the red cut line, but not extending beyond it. It will probably show some white space between the image and the edge of the page.
Here is a good example of a bleed image.
Here you can see the image does go beyond the red cut line, all the way to the edge. This image will bleed all the way to the edge of the page after the book is produced.