Lightroom: Book Module - feedback

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I'd like to give some feedback for the LR 4 beta Book Module. I realize that this is an early beta version, so some of the features that are missing might already be "in the works".

1) Possibility of preset-independent layout. At present we can only select from a range of presets that cannot be changed. I'd like to have the possibility
of adding or removing image or text boxes, of being able to reposition them anywhere on the page (within the limits of page bleed and text safe areas), of being able to resize them, and the possibility of overlapping for image boxes, and image and text boxes.
I realize that image boxes can be somewhat "repositioned" by using the Padding feature but a drag-and-drop feature and resizing by dragging the box borders would be more convenient.
2) Padding panel: the boxes are too small, they're difficult to hit and click.
3) Type panel: The boxes for Text-Align horizontal / vertical turn dark when activ. This is counterintuitive since in LR everything that's active has a lighter shade.
4) Automatic page numbers.
5) It would be nice to be able to add a white border to the photo. It's a nice feature when photos are put on black or dark background. Similar to Stroke border in the Slide show Module.

Generally, I am excited that the Book Module has been added. The easy way of adding photos to a book ist just great.
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Ernst Kucklich

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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Ernst,

This site works better if there's a separate topic for each request that users can vote for and comment on.

Additionally, a lot of these have already been entered - Please do a search and add your votes/comments to the existing topics.
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Ernst Kucklich

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Thanks Jeffrey.
I did a search on this forum but found only two posts related to this issue, one wishing for borders around photos (I added my + vote) and one wishing for contact sheet templates.
I could not find any of my other topics on this forum.
Ernst