Whenever I generate a family book, my sources with notes generate as pages of code rather than the details I typed. Also, when I add long notes to people (usually the content of obituaries) it ends up formatted strangely in the book no matter how many times I try and fix it.
I would also like to see options to customize the family book like you can with charts. I was disappointed to see that the images I attached to the sources weren't included when I generated the book. I intend to edit the PDF to add them once I'm done with the tree, but that will include changing all the page numbers, ect. Just an option to generate it without page numbers would save me hours!
The Family Book is a third party software that we license a version of. It is well loved by many.
In regard to your issue with notes showing up as pages of code, a new version of the Family Book software will be released very shortly that should take care of this problem. In order to prevent this in the future, try pasting your notes into notepad first to remove any hidden code and then paste into the tree.
About customizing the Family Book, the level of customization you are looking for is simply not available in the version of the Family Book we offer. Honestly I am not sure it is available in the full version either, but you are welcome to learn more about the full version of the Family Book (Complete Genealogy Reporter) here.