6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2013 9:44 AM by Old Toad
Gizee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My book is 61 pages. I was ready to purchase it after months of working on it. However, it reccomended that I update my software first. So I did but once the update finished, an additional 4 pages showed up taking the total to 65 pages and now it won't let me remove the additional pages.

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 2. Re: Removing a page in iphoto book.
    Gizee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help but my issue is that the normal way of removing pages just isn't working!

  • 3. Re: Removing a page in iphoto book.
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,775 points)

    What exactly happens when you try to delete the pages? There are some pages that just cannot be removed, like the dust jacket and the fly leaves.

    Also, you cannot delete a single empty page, if that would make the number of pages uneven. iPhoto will always delete multiples of two pages. So it is weird that your book has 61 pages. It looks like your book were corrupted in some way.


    I'd duplicate the book and try, if the copy can be edited. First, I'd try to insert a single additional page just befor the last page, to make th number of pages even. Then try again to delete the last two pages.


    If not, try to repair or rebuild the iPhoto library. See this post by Old Toad: Rebuild iPhoto Library, Version 11

  • 4. Re: Removing a page in iphoto book.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Try the following:


    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.


    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).




    or with Lion and Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/




    3 - launch iPhoto, reset iPhoto's preferences and try again to delete the page.


    NOTE 1: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.


    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.



  • 5. Re: Removing a page in iphoto book.
    Gizee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Old Toad but I can't seem to find the User folder anywhere?

  • 6. Re: Removing a page in iphoto book.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    That should be titled Users.  Forgot the "s".   Double lick on your HD icon on the Desktop and you should get somethhing like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-09-13 at 9.44.10 AM.jpg