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Adding, deleting, and moving pages

From: Creating Photo Books with Blurb

Video: Adding, deleting, and moving pages

The minimum number of pages in a Bookify book, like any Blurb book, is 20-- that's 10 pages printed front and back. If I start a book by flowing photos into the book and I have more photos selected than will fit in 20 pages, Blurb will start out the book with more than 20 pages. But regardless of the number of pages the book starts with, I can always add more pages as I'm working on the book. I also can delete pages and I can move pages, as I'm going to show you in this movie. Here in the editing workspace, I can add pages but I can't delete or move them.

Adding, deleting, and moving pages

The minimum number of pages in a Bookify book, like any Blurb book, is 20-- that's 10 pages printed front and back. If I start a book by flowing photos into the book and I have more photos selected than will fit in 20 pages, Blurb will start out the book with more than 20 pages. But regardless of the number of pages the book starts with, I can always add more pages as I'm working on the book. I also can delete pages and I can move pages, as I'm going to show you in this movie. Here in the editing workspace, I can add pages but I can't delete or move them.

To add a page here, I'll go to the little plus symbol (+) at the top left or the top right of the work area. I'll click the plus symbol on the left, and that will add a new double page spread to the left of the spread we were just looking at. So if I click the right arrow, there's that spread. If I click the left arrow, there is the new spread. As I said, if I want to delete or move pages, then I need to go into Arrange Pages view. And I actually prefer to add pages from Arrange Pages view also, because then I can get a real sense of how the whole book is laid out.

So I'll click Arrange Pages. Here is the double spread we were just working with. Here is the new double spread I just added, and if I scroll up you can see that the double spread before that has a photo on the right, but none on the left. So let's say I change my mind about that double spread that I just added. I can delete both of those pages or just one. If I click on just one of the pages, I can then click the red X, and what's happened is that I've deleted one of the pages of the spread and so the photos moved over one.

Now the mask that was on the left hand page of this spread is now on the right-hand page of this spread. I also can delete an entire spread. So if I click on the page with the mask, I hold the Shift key, and I click on the left-hand page, that selects the entire spread. Now if I click the red Delete button, it's going to delete that whole spread along with its contents, that photo of a mask. I'm going to scroll up a little to show you that I can also move pages and spreads in the Arrange Pages interface.

So, if I wanted to move this page. for example, I would select it and then click on the move page tab that appears. And I'll drag over this way and wherever the blue line appears, that's where the new page is going to land. So, I would like it to be between these two photos. So I'll move here until I see the blue line between those two photos, and then I'll release. And that pushes this photo over one and puts the sepia tone photo between. I also can move an entire spread. With one side of this spread selected, I'll hold the Shift key and select the other side too.

Now the entire spread is selected. I can click the move spread tab and I'll drag it up here and release. And now I've repositioned that entire spread in the arrangement of the book. You can use these techniques to control exactly how many pages are in your Bookify Book with a minimum of 20, as I said, and a maximum of 160 pages.

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Creating Photo Books with Blurb

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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 12m 58s
    1. Choosing a theme
      2m 24s
    2. Planning a book
      4m 13s
    3. Organizing your assets
      6m 21s
  3. 1h 23m
    1. Preparing your photos for BookSmart
      5m 59s
    2. Color-managing your photos for BookSmart
      7m 7s
    3. Starting a new book in BookSmart
      6m 17s
    4. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 35s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      7m 13s
    6. Importing photos from Lightroom
      6m 29s
    7. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      2m 6s
    8. Touring the BookSmart interface
      3m 40s
    9. Laying out pages
      4m 23s
    10. Placing photos on pages
      6m 27s
    11. Troubleshooting image size issues
      4m 33s
    12. Adding text
      5m 2s
    13. Creating a cover
      7m 10s
    14. Customizing your book
      7m 52s
    15. Uploading your book to Blurb
      4m 28s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Starting a new book in Bookify
      5m 30s
    2. Troubleshooting photo importing issues
      7m 16s
    3. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      3m 6s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      2m 9s
    5. Importing photos with the Lightroom plug-in
      7m 21s
    6. Completing a Lightroom book
      4m 30s
    7. Touring the editing interface
      6m 41s
    8. Placing photos on pages
      5m 10s
    9. Troubleshooting image size issues
      2m 56s
    10. Changing page layouts
      4m 17s
    11. Adding, deleting, and moving pages
      3m 3s
    12. Styling your book
      4m 18s
    13. Adding text
      5m 44s
    14. Creating a cover
      7m 43s
    15. Publishing your book to Blurb
      2m 25s
  5. 26m 46s
    1. Why use PDF to Book with Adobe InDesign?
      2m 1s
    2. Preparing your photos for InDesign
      8m 32s
    3. Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in
      1m 45s
    4. Using the InDesign plug-in
      7m 39s
    5. Uploading your PDF to Blurb
      6m 49s
  6. 11m 46s
    1. Ordering your book
      4m 14s
    2. Selling in the Blurb bookstore
      3m 36s
    3. Marketing your book
      3m 56s
  7. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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