Order books from third-party print vendors using plug-ins

Some third-party print vendors supply plug-ins that allow Aperture to submit your book files with the format and settings the print vendor requires. All third-party book plug-ins provide custom themes, book dimensions, and binding options.

To use a third-party book plug-in, you must first obtain the plug-in software from the print vendor and install it. For a list of book plug-ins, go to http://www.apple.com/aperture/resources/third-party-books.html.

Create a book using a third-party book plug-in

  1. Go to http://www.apple.com/aperture/resources/third-party-books.html, download a third-party book plug-in, and install it.

  2. Create a book album.

    For more information, see Create a book album.

  3. When entering a name for the book album and choosing a theme in the dialog that appears, choose a third-party book plug-in from the Non-Apple Books section of the Book Type pop-up menu.

    Custom themes designed specifically for the third-party book plug-in appear in the theme list.

  4. Select a theme, then click Choose Theme.

  5. After you have finished laying out the book, click the Send Book button at the top-right corner of the Book Layout Editor.

    An order pane for the third-party print vendor appears with options and pricing details.