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Software
  • When I open my recipe book .mbk file, a ‘Locate missing photos’ message appears. What can I do?
  • How do I Export / Finish a project?
  • Will HEIC files work with Momento software?
  • How do I move text from a Word document into the Momento software?
  • Do you have any themed templates for photo greeting cards?
Website
  • What type of paper are Momento photo greeting cards printed on?
  • How do I find out when my order will be sent?
  • How can I add multiple Projects to the same order?
  • I am having trouble signing in to the Momento website?
  • The website is saying I have ordered my project twice but I only want one copy. How can I check this?
Products & Services
  • When do I choose the cover material for my photo book?
  • How do I make sure my cover design is printed on my book?
  • Where do Momento make their products?
  • What sizes and shapes are available for recipe books?
  • What recipe book paper stock is the easiest to keep clean?
Production
  • Where do Momento make their products?
  • What is the production time for a photo book?
  • What is the production time for photo calendars?
  • What is the production time for photo diaries?
  • What is the production time for photo notebooks?
Miscellaneous
  • What if I need help?
  • I live overseas. Do you ship to international addresses?
  • What is the best way to store my book?
  • What is Momento?
General
  • When do I choose the cover material for my photo book?
  • What if I need help?
  • Where are Momento products made?
  • I live overseas. Do you ship to international addresses?
  • How do I update my personal details (address/email/phone number etc) ?
Orders & Payments
  • How do I reorder a book I have already ordered?
  • What type of paper are Momento photo greeting cards printed on?
  • How much do photo calendars cost?
  • Can pages be added to my spiral diary?
  • What is the Postage/delivery cost for Greeting Cards?

Cover View

Cover View is where you design the layout for your photobook’s dust-jacket or printed hardcover. You can design your cover just like you would a page in Layout View but you have a few more options:

  • To set a background colour
  • To add Spine Text
Cover View - Spine Text

Accessing Cover View

Cover View is only accessible from Layout View via four different methods:

  • Click the Cover thumbnail in the Pages Panel
  • Click the Cover button at the top of the canvas
  • Go to the Page Menu and select Go To Cover
  • Use the Ctrl+Home keyboard shortcut

Spine Text

Cover View - Spine Font

The spine text is the text that will be printed on the side of your dust-jacket, should you choose to buy one to wrap around the hardcover (this is selected when you place your order).  It is not the text that appears on the Cover design itself, as you can add and edit that as you please. 

Enter or edit Spine Text

You can enter or edit the spine text in Cover View

  • Double click on the spine or spine text that runs vertically up the left hand side
  • The Edit Text window will appear
  • Type your text in to the text field
  • Click the Set Font button and choose your preferred font and font size from the drop down menu (The font size will automatically be reduced if the selected font settings don't fit the spine)
  • Select your preferred colour from the Colour drop down menu
  • Click the OK button and you will return to Cover View

Colour of Spine Text

We suggest you choose a colour for your text that is in contrast to the background to make it easy to read when printed.   If you can't see the spine text on your cover design check that the colour of your Cover text is not the same as the colour of the Background. By default the Momento software sets the font colour to black and the background colour to white. 

Cover Background Colour

To set the background colour of your cover click the Background icon at the top right hand of the interface. The Cover Settings window will open presenting a range of colours for you to choose from or you can use the eye dropper tool to select a colour from witin the photo.  Another option is to enter the RGB values

Once you have selected your preferred colour, click the OK button and you will return to Cover View. You may now need to change your font colour to make this stand out more.

         

Next Step ...

When you have completed the layout for your cover design, you can return to Sort View, Layout View or Export View to continue with the design or export for your photobook.

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