In "text box" editing is essential. The need to work in the lower window with small text and limited visibility is a severe drawback to the whole package.
BookWright Text Input
BookWright has a major drawback when you input text. Instead of adding text directly into the text box you are forced to write in a window under the page and can only see a few lines at at time. It is like inputting text by remote control. Wordprocessing programs like MSWord and even BookSmart have editing directly on the page. I think this issue will limit the adoption of BookWright. I for one will not be using it unless text input is on the page. What do other users think?
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I agree, Jeff. Precise formatting is difficult when forced to a separate window for editing. I could live with it if there was accurate communication between the text box and the editing pane below; but when I place my cursor in the text box it jumps to the area give-or-take a few paragraphs. This is frustrating when editing a novel for print—worse when BookWright does not honour Word styles. I'm beginning to think Blurb may not be the best platform for novels. Any BookWright updates coming soon?..
I've only just started using BookWright and am finding it frustrating. Inputting text on the spine is proving difficult, the text input box doesn't even show up and I can drag and drop text from the front of the cover to the spine. Seeing the different typefaces is painful, you have to select each one to be able to determine how it looks. Having done one book in booksmart and another in lightroom I think both are easier to use and will probably give up on bookwright until it because more user friendly.