PDF Proof feature in BookWright

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What is the PDF Proof feature? 

BookWright offers a PDF Proof feature under File > Export PDF Proof. This will save a low-resolution, watermarked PDF of the pages and cover to your computer, which you can use for proofing purposes. The PDF proof is not suitable for printing or for high-quality viewing.

Click File to see the Export PDF Proof option.

How should you use the PDF Proof?

  • Share your progress. You can use BookWright's PDF Proof file to show other people your progress and get their feedback on your book project. Simply email it to them as an attachment for review. 
  • Proofreading. You can also the PDF Proof file to review your work and proofread your content. This is especially useful for proofing large amounts of text. However, we also recommend using BookWright's Preview feature as the best way to review your book before ordering.  
  • Print a low-resolution draft copy at home. If you absolutely must have a hard copy of your book you could print this file at home but we don't recommend that.  The result will be low-resolution, and can use a costly amount of printer ink.  Also, the colors in your printed PDF Proof will not necessarily represent the colors in your Blurb-printed book.

How should you NOT use the PDF Proof?

  • Don't expect high-resolution. The PDF proof is a low-resolution file. Your final Blurb-printed book will print in all its high-resolution glory. 
  • Don't sell or distribute it. The PDF Proof file should not be used for digital distribution because it is a low-resolution, watermarked copy. If you want to purchase or sell a higher quality PDF version of your book, use our Instant PDF option. 
  • Do not upload it for printing. You should not use the PDF Proof for printing through Blurb or anywhere else. It is a low-resolution file and will not print well. It will also include Proof Copy text on every page. 
  • Seriously. Don't upload it for printing. The PDF Proof contains text at the bottom of every page which will appear if the PDF Proof is printed. (Proof Copy: Not optimized for high quality printing or digital distribution). You don't want that in your printed book. 


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