Lightroom: Publishing book (neither pdf nor blurb) not possible - buttons seem to be without any function

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After creating a picture book it is neither possible to create a pdf version of the book nor to submit the finished book to blurb. Both buttons seem to have no functionality.
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DanielBr

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DanielBr

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Others have similar problems:
http://www.lightroomforums.net/archiv...
Especially what waveydavey27 says:
"Hi Mark - I have exactly the same problem and, having just made our wedding book at 130 pages to give (at least a soft copy) to my wife on her birthday this week, I'm desperate to sort it out without building from scratch again!

Exports were all fine part way through the build, but have just stopped. Clicking the export to PDF/ Blurb does absolutely nothing.[...]"
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Jacob Perl

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Same here...absolutely nothing happens when clicking Send to Blurb/Export to PDF/JPEG...no dialog, no error message, no crash...nothing...with a 6-page spread. Using 4.1 on Snow Leopard.

Any help, Adobe?
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michael zielinski

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I also created a book and tried to uplad it to Blurb but after clicking onto the button nithing Happens. Also clicking onto "pdf export" doesnt work at all - i already disabled the firewall and changed the Lightroom 4.1 Language to English - but nothing got better by that.
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michael zielinski

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I just found the solution to my problem: I had used 1 Picture that was not part of the Books-Compilation as a Background Picture - after deleting it from the Book and using a Background-Picture from the Collection the Export to Blurb went fine.
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Dan Van Slyke

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OK,, here is my latest. I simply selected all 98 or so pages, went to the Background tab, unclicked "Graphic", re clicked "Graphic" and now it all works. Don't know why, but it did.
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Roger Morton

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This also work for me. Thanks for the tip.
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Fabio Grimaldi

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I can't Export a book from Lightroom 4.1 to PDF, JPEG and Blur. When I click the button, it does nothing. This happened after saving the book. Before it I could export to pdf without problems. Can anyone help me?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Problem to export book to PDF, JPEG and Blurb.
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Fabio Grimaldi

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Export Book in LR4 to PDF, JPEG and Blurb is not working.
I have already reported before, but now I have more Details.
SW: LR 4.1
HW: Macbook Pro w/ OS Lion, 8GB RAM, 750GB HD.
Book has 74 Pages and more than 300 pictures.
Using font: Bickham Script Pro
When click the button Export to PDF or JPEG or Blurb, SW does nothing (not even think about it or any response. It's like an empty button) - Do not slow down nor increase RAM and HD use.
-Tried to remove text - still not working
-Changed Photos at the beginning and at the end, erased the cover and first page and last page (like someone in the forum suggested) - still didn't work
-Started a new book without text and only 03 pages - worked
-Tried to copy layout from old to new - didn't work

I bought the SW to finhish a book for a friends travel next monday. Please, can anyone help me?
Tks,
Fabio

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom 4.1 Book Module - Cannot not export to PDF, JPEG and Blurb.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Fabio, do you have any background graphics in your book? Those have been reported as a possible cause?
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Nicolas Johnson

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I have/had a similar problem but... started with Mac OS 10.8.2 update, no LR 4.1. In my case, the Export Book to PDF button works but the progress bar never advances or starts. Appears to be caused by having empty image cells in the layout. I put placeholder images in all empty cells and it now exports. Didn't need to do that before. None of the other things mentioned here fixed my issue.
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Rod Kaye

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I am trying to export a book in Lightroom 4.2 using the "export to jpg" button, but nothing happens. I am also using a Macbook running 10.6.8...

Any help would be greatly appreciated because I am out of idea's for help.

Thank you!

Rod

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My book will not export to jpg in Lightroom 4.2....
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Roger Morton

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Hi everyone,

I try out Dan Van Slyke of 7 months ago solution and it work for me also. It is very simple and quick. Of course this should not happen and no one knows why (definitely a bug). But in the mean time this quick solution worked for me.
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Roger, What version of Lightroom are you using?
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Roger Morton

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Hi, I am using 4.3
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Franzerl

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Hi everyone, after going nuts for a day I finally figured this out. I had empty pages in my book with empty photo cells. I converted all the empty pages to text pages. Now it works seamless. So the lesson is you can not have empty photo cells. Btw. I am using Lightroom 4.4 on a mac.