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Is there somewhere I can find information about the different pdf export options? export, for print, flatten, etc

I am having trouble exporting a pdf successfully to KDP publishing. It keeps showing up on KDP with messed up margins. Perhaps it is the way I am exporting as a pdf.

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What is your export option? Are the margins okay before you upload? Normally print should work. Everything checked from the list:

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Manuscript

  • Bleed: If your book has images or elements that bleed to the edges of your pages, you must upload your manuscript as a PDF.
  • No Bleed: If your book does not contain bleed, you can upload your manuscript as a PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, or TXT file. KDP will automatically convert these file types to PDF prior to publishing/printing.

Cover

You can create your book cover using KDP’s Cover Creator tool or submit your book cover in a PDF. (Cover Creator accepts JPG, PNG, and GIF file formats.)

File specifications

  • Embed all fonts and images in your native file prior to submission.
  • Transparent objects and layers should be flattened in the native file before publishing.
  • Submitted files should not contain crop marks, trim marks, bookmarks, comments, invisible objects, annotations, placeholder text, or metadata.
  • All images (both cover and manuscript) should be at least 300 DPI.
  • PDFs should be optimized. Optimization is useful to reduce your file size, allowing for higher performance when transferring, uploading, viewing, and printing the files.

Common points of failure

  • Not flattening transparent objects and/or layers in the native file
  • Locked or encrypted files
  • Files with crop marks, trim marks, bookmarks, comments, invisible objects, annotations, placeholder text, or metadata
  • Missing pages
  • Excessive blank pages
  • Title missing on the front cover
  • Barcode missing
  • Incorrect pagination
  • PDF creation logos or watermarks

 

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ok thanks. Print didn't work. Margins still come out screwy even though they look fine on my pdf versions. I don't know. Seems like some sort of convesion problem. I will try different pdf formats and see if that makes any difference.

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