FOREVER Seamless AutoBook FAQs
1. QUESTION What is FOREVER Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER FOREVER Seamless AutoBook is a brand new product from FOREVER that allows you to combine the power of your FOREVER account with FOREVER’s exceptional print quality to automagically create stunning photo books in just a few clicks.
2. QUESTION How is FOREVER Seamless AutoBook different from FOREVER AutoBook?
ANSWER While both AutoBook and Seamless AutoBook use the same automagical functionality to create stunning photo books in just a few clicks, Seamless AutoBook offers a premium, unique design and print experience. With the ability to spread your photos across the book’s center, right to the edges of the pages, your memories take center stage. Unlike our Standard AutoBook, which features two individual pages side by side, Seamless AutoBook features one uninterrupted spread at each turn of the page for
added ease and beauty.
Plus, with our premium FOREVER Seamless AutoBook, each keepsake book is printed on deluxe, double thick, 225gsm lustre finished paper. This ensures that the print quality is always outstanding and perfect to use for special occasions such as a wedding, new baby, memorable vacation, vintage family history display, or family yearbook.
3. QUESTION Does Seamless AutoBook work on both MAC & PC?
ANSWER Yes. A beautiful photo book can be created on a MAC, PC, or any mobile device from which you can access the internet. Seamless AutoBook does not require any special desktop software.
4. QUESTION Is Seamless AutoBook a new FOREVER Design & Print Template?
ANSWER No, Seamless AutoBook is a brand new, unique product experience within FOREVER!
5. QUESTION How do I start creating my Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER You can start your book from anywhere in your FOREVER account! Simply select photos from your Albums, Tags, or Library, and click on the “Order Photo Prints or Books” button. Or, start a book by selecting Design & Print on the top navigation bar, clicking on Photo Books, then choosing “Seamless AutoBook”.
6. QUESTION Can I print entire Albums or Tags within my FOREVER account with Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER Yes! If you want to print an entire Album or Tag (up to a maximum of 393 photos), navigate to your Album and select the “Order Photo Prints or Books” button in the top right corner. Next, choose “Seamless AutoBook” and either select the entire Album or choose only your favorites. FOREVER will complete your project by automagically populating your photo book.
7. QUESTION How do I select all photos if I start from the Seamless AutoBook landing page?
ANSWER When working from a desktop or laptop computer, simply hold down the “Shift” key and select the first photo and then the last photo you’d like to add. Everything in between will be selected.
8. QUESTION What happens if I try to select more than the maximum number of photos or try to Select All from an Album with more than 393 photos?
ANSWER If manually selecting your photos, you will receive an error asking you to choose a smaller selection size. If trying to “Select All” from an Album, the system will select the first 393 photos for you.
9. QUESTION In what order will my photos appear in my automagically created photo book?
ANSWER If you choose to manually select your individual photos, the photos in yourbook will appear in the order that you selected them. If you select all the photos inan Album or Tag, your photos will appear in the book in the exact way you have them organized or curated within your Album or Tag.
10. QUESTION Where do I select the size and binding option I want for my book?
ANSWER Seamless AutoBook is currently only available in a 12" x 12" Hardbound.
11. QUESTION Can I change AutoBooks with Standard or Hinged Layflat Binding that I have already started or ordered to the new Seamless AutoBook format?
ANSWER Because Seamless AutoBook is a completely new and distinct product, you cannot convert existing Standard or Hinged Layflat Binding AutoBooks to Seamless AutoBook. Seamless AutoBook uses one beautiful seamless spread across the center of your book, whereas AutoBook uses two individual pages bound in the center or gutter of the book. If you’d like to change from a Standard or Hinged Layflat AutoBook to the new Seamless AutoBook, simply start a new project and select Seamless AutoBook to begin the automagical experience again with your new project. Luckily, building any type of
AutoBook is quick and easy!
12. QUESTION Can I share a Seamless AutoBook I’ve created with others?
ANSWER Yes, you can share your Seamless AutoBook with others! They will be able to view and proof the book, but they will not be able to edit it. Only the original creator of the book can make edits. After you order your Seamless AutoBook, you can share it with others so that they can also order a copy for themselves!
13. QUESTION Can I change the background color of the spreads in my photo book?
ANSWER Yes. Seamless AutoBook allows you to choose from different backgrounds for each spread or apply the background of your choice to the whole book at once. Simply select the white circle icon below each spread to “Change Background”. Choose between solid White, Black, Gray, or Tan. Or, select a textured finish of Parchment or Cotton for a more sophisticated look.
14. QUESTION How do I add photos or a new photo spread to my Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER Seamless AutoBook starts from your photos and then creates your book. If you’d like to add photos to a spread once your book is already started, select the blue “Plus” icon on the bottom of each project spread, next to “Change Design.” This will open a window where you can select your photos. If you have fewer than the maximum of 98 total pages or 49 total spreads, you can add additional spreads by selecting the “Add Spreads” icon at the top of the screen or add from the end of your layout.
15. QUESTION How many photos can I add to a spread?
ANSWER You can add up to eight (8). If you have 8 photos on every spread and a different photo for the cover, you will have a total of 393 photos in your Seamless AutoBook.
16. QUESTION Is there a minimum number of pages needed in order to create a book?
ANSWER A minimum of 22 pages or 11 spreads is needed.
17. QUESTION Can I change the spread design while I am working in my photo book?
ANSWER Yes! Seamless AutoBook allows you to change how your photos are displayed on the spread and add up to 8 photos to each spread. Below each spread you’ll find a “Change Design” button and an “Add Photos” icon. Once you have the number of photos you would like on the spread (up to 8), it’s easy to toggle between the designs to change the look of your photos on the spread.
18. QUESTION Can I remove or delete photos from a spread?
ANSWER Absolutely. You can remove a photo from a spread by selecting the photo and clicking “Remove” from the options presented. You can also delete the entire spread by selecting the “x” in the top corner. Note: If it is a 1-photo spread, you cannot remove the photo box from the spread. If a photo box is left empty, it will print as a gray box. If you only have 22 pages or 11 spreads in your Seamless AutoBook, you will not be able to delete a spread.
19. QUESTION Can I rearrange the order or combine the spreads in my photo book?
ANSWER Yes! At the top of the project screen, there is an option to “Edit Layout.” Here you can also combine photo spreads (up to 8 photos) using the “Merge” function. If later you decide that you would like those photos on separate spreads, you can select the “Split” function and they will be redistributed to single spreads.
20.QUESTION Do I need to add text to all the text boxes?
ANSWER Not at all! You can write in as many or as few as you want. Text boxes left empty will not be printed.
21. QUESTION Can I change the text size, color, font, or alignment within my photo book?
ANSWER Our team of designers has pre-selected a font for optimum readability at the various book sizes – there’s no need to change it! To get an accurate view of the font size when printed, adjust your screen to 100% project viewing size as the font usually appears smaller on your screen than when printed.
You do, however, have a choice of text alignment. Although the designers have chosen a suggested text position to best suit the design, you may choose to align your text to left, right, or center.
22. QUESTION Can I print on the spine of my Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER Yes! Simply click on the text box located in the center of your cover design, type in the desired name of your book, and “Save Changes.” If you leave the text box empty, nothing will be printed.
23. QUESTION Can I edit or make a copy of my Seamless AutoBook?
ANSWER Yes! If you want multiple copies of the exact same Seamless AutoBook or want to update one you’ve already created, simply make a copy of your Seamless AutoBook project or edit a book you’ve already ordered. This way, you don’t have to recreate the entire book every time! On your Print Projects page, simply click on the Edit icon (pencil) to continue working on projects that you have already printed, or select the Copy icon (two papers) to duplicate the book you are currently working on.
24.QUESTION How do I find my Seamless AutoBook projects?
ANSWER Once you are logged into your FOREVER Account, select Print Projects from the top of the page. From here, you can find your project and edit or make a copy. Or you can find your most recent 5 Print Projects on your Home Page directly under your name on the right.
25.QUESTION How do I use photos owned by my Connections in an Seamless AutoBook Project?
ANSWER To use photos owned by Connections in an Seamless AutoBook Project, you must first copy them to your own FOREVER Account.
To copy photos, simply follow these steps:
1. Sign-in to your FOREVER Account and navigate to your Connec tions page.
2. Click on the account you wish to copy photos from, then open the Album that contains
3. Highlight the photos you wish to copy by selecting the check mark in the top right of
each photo. Then, click “Copy to My Library” at the top of the screen.
26.QUESTION What happens if I delete content from my FOREVER Account that is included in one of my Seamless AutoBook projects?
ANSWER If you delete content from your FOREVER Account that is included in an Seamless AutoBook project that has already been ordered, that project will not be affected. If you delete content that is included in an Seamless AutoBook project that is still in progress (including “Edit as Copy”), those files will be removed from the project and replaced with an empty photo holder. That project will then be invalid until you replace the deleted content with valid content. If you delete content that is included in an Seamless AutoBook project that is in your cart, the project will be removed from your cart and marked as invalid until you replace the deleted content with valid content.
27. QUESTION Can I re-order a project that I have since deleted?
ANSWER Yes. If you deleted a project but wish to re-order it with no changes, you can re-order it through your Order History. This is true even if the project has been permanently deleted!
28.QUESTION What makes the FOREVER Print Shop unique?
ANSWER The FOREVER Print Shop provides high quality, Forest Stewardship Council approved, buffered, acid-free and lignin-free archival paper. It also uses revolutionary ink rated by Wilhelm Imaging Research to last over 200 years, innovative binding technology that produces incredible strength and stability, and meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements on permanence. The FOREVER Print Shop boasts exceptional customer care that goes above and beyond to provide an incredible service experience and makes sure that you are 100% satisfied.