Lightroom Classic: Switching between pdf and photo books in book module

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I believe there is a problem switching back from a pdf book to a photo book inLR book module when the book is over 240 pages. I created a photo book with standard paper that is 400 pages. When I exported a pdf copy to save it when I went back to photo book it truncated the book to 240 pages because it defaulted to premium luster paper. It does not ask what paper to use when doing the switch. Can I make the photo book paper selection default to standard?
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I do not know of a way to set a default for the paper type. Were you able to recover the pages beyond 240 by changing the paper type back?
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That didn’t seem to work. I did get the pages back but I think it was by undoing. I was a little bit in panic mode so I can’t be completely sure. I won’t do this again but I think it is something that should be fixed, maybe by setting the default paper to standard.
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Now this has become a bigger issue since I am having problems uploading my book directly from lr to blurb. I have worked around this in the past by downloading a pdf from lr and uploading that to Blurb. I don’t want to do that now if I lose all my pages from 240 on.
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What messages do you receive when attempting an upload? Can you capture one and post it here?
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Thanks for checking in!  The message happens hours into an upload attempt and is usually something about a server.  This happened during a recent upload attempt and I later went to my dashboard in Blurb and found it had in fact uploaded - so my immediate problem is solved.  But I remain unable to switch from pdf to photo book in the Book module without having my book truncated to 240 pages.