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  • Carolyn B. Leonard

    Using MAC Mojave 10.14.6, WORD 16.29.1, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019.012.20040 but have problem to convert a docx manuscript to pdfX1a2001 preflight for publishing with ingramSpark.

    MY docx file is perfect, and when converted to standard pdf looks great but IngramSpark won’t accept that. Then the next stop, converting pdf file (save as other)  to "Press Ready" (settings) pdfx1aJapan for publication with IngramSpark. It messes up the images and their frames. I've been online support many times with Adobe and with Microsoft -- both say the problem belongs to the other company, so no help there.  Ingram Spark says they don't offer tech support so it is MY problem - LOL.  I published books with Create Space and never had this problem. Adobe said to forget word and do my books with inDesign, then no problem.  do have that program but don't want to have to go back and relearn it.  But that appears to be the only choice ... except to find a different publisher.  I have three manuscripts ready to go so I need to decide now what I'll do.

    Good luck with your problem.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    @Carolyn B. Leonard.

    I use Adobe InDesign, so I do not have this problem, BUT when I open Acrobat Pro Extended, in the File menu there is an Export option with PDF/X after this there is a Settings... when choosing a file name. Here I can select PDF/x-1a which I also use in InDesign. I also use the setting, US Web coated (SWOP) v2 which is also found in the settings.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Now I see, that in Save As, you can choose the filetype: PDF/X, then the Settings... is selectable. Here you can select PDF/x-1a which I also use in InDesign. I also use the setting, US Web coated (SWOP) v2 which is also found in the settings.

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  • Carolyn B. Leonard

    Yesm that's what I am doing. The docx file is perfect, and when converted to standard pdf looks great but IngramSpark won’t accept that. Then the next stop, converting pdf file (save as other)  to "Press Ready" (settings) pdfx1aJapan for publication with IngramSpark. It messes up the images and their frames.  (Using MAC Mojave 10.14.6, WORD 16.29.1, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 19.210, trying to convert a docx manuscript to pdfX1a2001 preflight for publishing with ingramSpark.)

    I feel there is something wrong with this MSWord file, but No help from MICROSOFT: As per checking on your issue description, that is actually out of our scope of support as the .docx file is working just fine

    I don't know what to do with THIS information from Adobe: Preflight Summary Report for: Test Hundred years from MS.pdf

    Profile: Convert to PDF/X-1a (Coated GRACoL 2006) (Processed pages 1 to 334)

    Preflight, 18.4.0 (234)

    Processed by Carolyn Leonard, Date: 11/11/19 1:32 PM

    Results (Summary)

    Error

    1. Output Intent for PDF/X missing
    2. PDF/X version key (GTS_PDFXVersion) missing
    3. Page does not have TrimBox or ArtBox (334 matches on 334 pages)
    4. Transparency used (filled object with ca value smaller than 1.0) (1 match on 1 page) - 96
    5. Transparency used (soft mask in image) (115 matches on 102 pages)
    6. Trapped key not true or false
    7. Uses device independent color

    I tried to convert to inDesign CS6, which I haven't used for a few years, but cannot get the msword docx or simple pdf to place in the book format.  Can anyone help? 

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Since you have used InDesign, why not use it to setup the book? It can also generate the epub file (which only need a few adjustments afterwards).

    I write my books in Word, setting it up to approx the way I want the book to look like. After getting the text back from proofreading, I copy chapters (or paragraphs) depending on the structure into InDesign.

    First time I used InDesign, I used the Place option, but now I prefer to copy/past.

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