BookLightning for Mac

BookLightning for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    428
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2012
  • Price:
    Update; $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Simple & very good for booklets but needs..."

January 28, 2004  |  By Steve9988

 |  Version: BookLightning 1.1.1

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
One of the previous posters encouraged me to try this seriously and I'm glad I did. The lack of good instructions had discouraged me when it first came out, and that's still a problem. The developer thinks I know more than I do. I encourage others to try. Maybe this will help: For a test, I used a 17-page Word document with 40 footnotes and a picture but without other sophisticated formatting. I opened it, and in Page Setup I selected "Half Letter" as a paper size, which my printer blessedly allowed. (I suppose I could have created a custom paper size.) I doubled-checked the reformatted doc for glitches, which were easily corrected. I found the standard margins didn't look well, so in Format under Document I changed them to T/B=1"; L/R=0.6; gutter=0.7; no mirror. Your mileage may differ. Under Print, I selected Make PDF. After making sure that BookLightning's preferences called for "Letter," I dropped that PDF file on BookLightning's icon. Presto...a correctly-paged, conveniently-sized booklet. I even think that by going to the obscure "Paper Handling" command in the final Print dialogue, one could select "Print Odd," flip the stack, then "Print Even," and get double-sided, even without an automatic double-sided printer. Very interesting. Photo came out only OK but it may have been the poor paper I used. I've been looking for an OS X ClickBook (which is still OS 9 and is the same $49 price as BookLighning), and this may well be IT. It's a one-trick pony (makes one-fold booklets) but seems to do it well. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks to previous posters.

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What's new in version 1.7.5
Version 1.7.5 restores some functionality lost due to Mac AppStore compliance.
General
Publisher Metaobject
Publisher web site http://www.metaobject.com
Release Date March 14, 2012
Date Added March 14, 2012
Version 1.7.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Sharing & Publishing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
Download Information
File Size 3.1MB
File Name BookLightning-1.7.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 428
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $35

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