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I want to publish my book in the Bob Bookshop. How does it work?

Once you have created and ordered your photobook, you will receive an Invitation to Publish email which will provide the link to publish your book. This email should come through shortly after you have ordered your book. If you haven't received this ... Read more

Can I add text in the Bob Books iPad app?

A title and a sub-title can be added to the cover of your photo book, as well as text to your inner content pages. Read more

Are my images of high enough quality to use the iPad app?

Bob Books photo books are all printed at 300 dpi, therefore the resolution of your images must be 300 dpi. Using images with a larger dpi will not improve your book as our printer is set to print at 300 dpi.

You can still use images that are of a ... Read more

Can I rearrange spreads in my book using the iPad app?

If you'd like to shift around the spreads within the book, this can be easily done by changing to thumbnail view. Then simply drag and drop spreads to rearrange them. Change back to the edit mode when you're done. Read more

I've started to design my photo book in the iPad app, can I change the size?

Once you have started to design your book, the book size cannot be changed. It is currently only possible to change the Cover type, Paper type and Number of pages of your book, by clicking on the setting icon. To change the size of your book you will... Read more

How do I install the Bob Designer photobook software?

Download the Bob Designer software from the Bob Books website and select your desktop as your download destination. It will take a few moments to download the installation program. It is recommended that you have a broadband internet connection or eq... Read more

How often do I need to update Bob Designer?

You can check for any updates manually at any time; however the software will automatically check the availability of new program versions and price lists whenever you place an online order. At the first startup you will be asked if you'd like to che... Read more

What are the system requirements for Bob Designer?

The Bob Designer software is compatible with the following operating System:

· Mac Requirements

Operating System: Version 10.10 or newer
Processor: 1.4 Ghz
Memory: 2GB RAM
Available storage: Minimum 5 GB (recommended)
Minimum Screen Resol... Read more

Must I have to have an Internet connection?

Internet access is required for downloading, updating the photobook software and to order your completed Bob Book. You must also have an Internet connection for the initial start-up of the photobook software. It is recommended that you have a broadba... Read more

Can I use my digital photographs?

There are many advantages to digital photographs - you can view the pictures on your PC or e-mail them to friends. However not every digital image is suitable for printing. A photograph that looks good on screen may be difficult to print. If the reso... Read more