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Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in

From: Creating Photo Books with Blurb

Video: Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in

Creating a Blurb book in InDesign has gotten a lot easier, since Blurb released its plug-in for InDesign. The plug-in helps you make InDesign templates that are just the right size for Blurb books. And, it helps you export your completed book design from InDesign, with all the PDF settings required by Blurb's printer. In this movie, I will cover downloading and installing Blurb's InDesign plug-in. To download the plug-in, I will start here on the Blurb homepage. I will go to this Apps menu and I'll choose Adobe InDesign Plug-in.

Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in

Creating a Blurb book in InDesign has gotten a lot easier, since Blurb released its plug-in for InDesign. The plug-in helps you make InDesign templates that are just the right size for Blurb books. And, it helps you export your completed book design from InDesign, with all the PDF settings required by Blurb's printer. In this movie, I will cover downloading and installing Blurb's InDesign plug-in. To download the plug-in, I will start here on the Blurb homepage. I will go to this Apps menu and I'll choose Adobe InDesign Plug-in.

On the next page, I will click Download Plug-in. Here, I need to sign in to my Blurb account. If you don't already have a Blurb account, click Register to sign up for a free Blurb account. The Blurb website detected that I'm on a Mac. If I'm not on a Mac, I will click here, Not on a Mac, and that will take me to a page of plug-in downloads for the PC. What's important on this page is to select the plug-in for the version of Adobe InDesign that I have installed on my computer.

I'm not running CS5.5 on this computer; I'm running Adobe InDesign CS5. So I'll click here to Download the correct Plug-in. When the plug-in finishes downloading, I will go to the download location and I will double-click on the icon for the Blurb Template Creator and then I'll follow the simple instructions to install the plug-in in my copy of InDesign. The installer should take just a few seconds, and that's all there is to it. I'm now ready to launch InDesign and begin designing my book, with the help of the Blurb Template Creator and the PDF export settings that this plug-in has installed in InDesign.

In the next movie, I'll show you how to do just that.

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Creating Photo Books with Blurb

44 video lessons · 9029 viewers

Jan Kabili
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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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