Design features of BookWright: layouts, covers, text containers, soft proofing and more

We've included many features in BookWright that can help you design your book.

Make and save your own layouts. 

If you’ve created a layout that you’re likely to use again and again throughout your book, use the Save Layout option to save that design.

Then drag and drop your custom layout from the thumbnail strip of layouts onto whichever page you’d like to apply that layout to.

Customize cover design for different cover formats. 

Since each of our cover types have some slight variations in trim and size, BookWright allows you to customize your design for each format that you want to print. You can design distinct covers from scratch. Or, after you’ve finished one cover design, you can right-click on the cover’s preview and use the Replicate Design on all Covers function to replicate that design for the other cover types.

Link and flow text from one container to another

While working in a text container, find and click the link function below the text container. Then click into a second container to link them. Text will now automatically flow from the first container into the second.

If you need to unlink them, click on the unlink function, in the top left corner of the text container.

Overlap images and move one from the front to back (or vice versa)

If you’re overlapping images on top of each other, use the front to back and back to front functions to decide which image will appear on the top. You can also use these functions to overlap images and text, or two text containers.

You’ll find these functions in the photo editing tools, when you have a photo container selected, or in the text editing tool, when you have a text container selected.

Licensed fonts for ebook

Check out this FAQ to see which fonts are licensed for use on the web. 

Soft proofing

BookWright is installed with the color profile used for our print production, which means that you’ll see your images on screen in the closest approximation we can offer to what you’ll see in print, assuming your monitor has been recently calibrated for color accuracy. As BookWright allows you to work with sRGB images but will ultimately print in CMYK, it's a good idea to have this function turned on to see how your project will eventually arrive.

To make sure soft proofing is enabled, double check the preferences within BookWright. For Windows computers this can be found under Help>Preferences, while on a Mac you'll find this under BookWright>Preferences.

For more information about BookWright's soft proofing feature, see Soft proofing and color management in BookWright

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