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BOOK Move a cover page from one saved book to another

Discussion in 'Output Modules' started by DotP, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. DotP

    DotP New Member

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    I developed a book cover in a different saved book than my main book, and would now like to move it to my main book. Can I do that, or do I need to rebuild all the text and background settings?
     
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    Cannot be done to my knowledge.
    'Saved Book' Collections can be duplicated but all the pages copy with the cover.

    Rebuild seems the only answer-
    Make a note of your cover page template, note the fonts used.
    Select and copy all your text and paste it to a temporary word document so as to copy&paste it to the main book.
    Choose the photos to use- Note that the photos can be placed in both 'saved book' collections so they can be used in both books.

    There is one workaround- for an exact copy of the cover.
    1. In the 'first' book [Book Settings] set it to JPG
    2. Export the book to JPG
    3. Find and import the Cover jpg to use in the 'second' main book
    ( Edit it in Photoshop if you want minor changes )
     
  3. DotP

    DotP New Member

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    Thank you. I suspected as much, and had considered the JPG option, too. I need the flexibility of being able to make changes, so rebuilding is the best choice.

    I appreciate your taking time to answer so clearly.
     

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