The most economical format to send us to print from is Adobe Acrobat PDF format. PDF files are all printers preferred format.
Once you are at a stage where your manuscript has been thoroughly checked, proofread - you have a choice to either create a PDF file from your document, or for a more professional look, send us your Word document for expert page composition and layout.
If you are on a tight budget, and want to handle the text layout yourself, a few things you must consider and ensure before converting your Word document into a PDF file, is the following:
- Ensure your Word document 'Page Setup' is exactly the size you want your book to be (for example: A5)
- Ensure you have clicked on 'Mirror Margins' - and we recommend you set 25mm inside margins and 15mm outside margins. The extra space for the inside margin will enable your text on the spine edge to be a comfortable distance from the spine for best readability.
- Once completely happy with every detail of you layout, convert your Word document to a PDF either via printing via Adobe Acrobat (if installed on your PC) otherwise use this nifty online PDF Creator tool to do the job for you.
- Email us your PDF if under 10MB, otherwise send via this free online tool - Dropsend - which enables you to send large files over the internet efficiently.
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