by Julieanne Kost

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December 11, 2013

When creating soft-cover books using the Book module in Lightroom 5, you need to have a certain thickness to the book before you can add text to the spine. The limit differs based on the paper type:

– Premium Lustre paper – 84 pages

-Premium Matte paper – 84 pages

-ProLine Uncoated paper – 70 pages

-ProLine Pearl Photo paper – 70 pages

-Standard paper – 114 pages

For NON-softcover books (Hardcover Dust Jacket and Hardcover Image Wrap), you can have spine text even with a 1 page book.  So you’ll always be able to input spine text on a hardcover book.


  • By Tauratinzwe - 9:06 AM on December 11, 2013  

    AHA! This has been a mystery to many of us. Thanks for revealing the secret.

  • By Bob - 7:18 PM on December 11, 2013  

    I just finished a hardcover book but never saw any opportunity to enter spine text. Can you tll me how you do that?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:14 AM on December 12, 2013  

      You might need to select a different template? Otherwise, show the guides and click inside of the text cell on the spine.