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Mac Format - - CONTENTS - by Cathal McLaugh­lin

Howard Oak­ley solves your Mac and iOS is­sues

QWhen I cre­ate a CD jewel box in­sert for a playlist that I’m burn­ing to CD, iTunes crops ti­tles and other en­tries for tracks to fit the space avail­able. How can I change the font size to fit?

AiTunes of­fers no op­tions to al­ter the font or its size, so en­tries in the track list are al­ways cropped to fit avail­able space. Other apps, such as Re­volver CD Cover (£25.99, Mac App Store) and Disc Cover 3 (£18.99, Mac App Store), can print CD in­serts, and most will im­port iTunes playlist data. If you al­ready have an app that can edit the con­tent of PDF files, you can cre­ate a PDF of an in­sert us­ing iTunes, and edit that to fit the text to your re­quire­ments.

In iTunes, se­lect the playlist for which you want to print an in­sert, then choose File > Print. Se­lect ‘CD jewel case in­sert’ and the theme you wish. Click Print, then in the Print di­a­log use the lower-left pop-up menu to save as a PDF file. Ex­port the playlist as Uni­code text by choos­ing File > Li­brary > Ex­port Playlist.

Open the PDF us­ing your ed­i­tor, such as Adobe Acro­bat Pro DC, and the playlist in a text ed­i­tor. Copy, paste and for­mat full track ti­tles and other text into the in­sert be­fore sav­ing and print­ing it.

CD in­sert op­tions in iTunes are ba­sic. To get bet­ter re­sults, save as a PDF and edit it in an­other app.

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