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4111 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2010 11:05 AM by Stephane B.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2009 5:57 PM (in response to CalxOddity)Hi
It sounds as if you know your way around Aperture ...
I'm making a book and am intensely frustrated. There are 2 things that I want to do and cannot find the way to do them.
First I want to resize some of the boxes on the standard pages and it won't let me do it. The instruction manual says: As you work on a book, you may need to adjust the layout of individual pages. For example, you may discover that one image in a group should appear slightly larger. You can move and resize the boxes that hold images on individual pages, making minor layout adjustments when a master page design doesn’t quite suffice. You can also create your own master pages to create custom books.
Wonderful! But it doesn't tell you how.
The only boxes I seem to be able to resize are those that I add with the 'Add photo box' command but these appear with a different mount and I can't see how to change the mounts so they match all the standard ones.
Can you please help?
ThanksMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Aperture 2.1.4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2009 6:25 PM (in response to ThomDennis)Thom
Don't know if will help, but there's a free podcast on iTunes called "Layout Tool Disguised as Aperture's Book Making Function" It's from May of 08, but I think it's still valid.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 6:12 AM (in response to CalxOddity)Hi there Calx,
Yup, wonder if you could let me know what you did to sort this - have done a lot of work prepping books for printing at home only to find I can't adjust letter size. Grrr. Grateful for any help...MacBookPro
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2009 9:16 AM (in response to CalxOddity)Yes, I'm having trouble, too. I've added photo boxes to a book I'm creating in Aperture 2, and the new photo boxes don't have the "beveled matte" look of the template's original photo boxes (which can be relocated, but not re-sized!).
How can I give my photo boxes that matte look??Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2009 5:52 PM (in response to ThomDennis)In the Aperture User Manual, see Working with Photos and Working with Text. You'll use the Edit Layout button at the top of the Book Layout Editor and maybe Show Laout Options from the Book Actions popup.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2010 11:05 AM (in response to CalxOddity)Hi,
Would you mind providing a short summary of where to find the book plist files in the library ? I've search the post in RB Design website, but I did not manage to find what I wanted.
I have a custom book coming from Aperture 2, and there is no way I can update it in Aperture 3. Changes are possible, but they are not persistent (i.e. they are lost as soon as I select another element like project, folder, etc.). It seems that the custom book has no associated theme anymore (when assigning a new custom or predefined theme, the book seems to be fixed, but the layout is lost).
What I would like to do is to manually assign the theme/template to this book from the library itself (plist, xml or whatever), hoping the layout will not be lost.
ThanksMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)