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  • Erik Istrup Publishing


    Don't check Slug in the export process. Only check bleed if you need to (if you have graphics to the edge and have used the bleed(s).

    From the Internet (on Slug in InDesign): A slug is usually non-printing Information such as a title and date used to identify a document. It appears on the pasteboard, usually near the bottom of the document.

    If you make any changes to the standard PDF/X setup, it will show modified. That is OK.

    I have no experience with the 3:2002. I always use PDF/X-1a:2001.

    I think the slow upload is due to (your) slow Internet speed. Even I only upload up to 45MB, it only takes a few SECONDS.

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  • Steve Gordon

    Hi Erik, Thank you for all of your help and suggestions. I finally got one to upload today, just a few minutes ago. It may not be correct, but at least this one went through. First time ever.

    I used the PRINT function in InDesign and produced an Adobe .pdf file. It gave me an automatic page size of 7.5 x 9.5. My book is suppose to be a trim size of 7.5 x 9.25. I changed the size to show the BLEED dimensions of 7.625 x 9.5. 

    The Adobe .pdf created a file size of 51.9MB which was a drastic change from using the EXPORT function. Those gave me a 241MB and a 169MB file size.

    Of course, the smaller file uploaded for me in 15 minutes. That in itself may have been the problem, but it does seem like IngramSpark would have some way of knowing this information and could have told me if the system was just timing out on my slower upload speed or the size of the file. Guess we'll never know.

    So, now I'm waiting to see what happens. Either it works or it didn't. I know it will cost me if it failed, but at least I finally got to see the file finally uploaded.

    Stay tuned, and again, thank you for your help. -Steve. 

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