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Best Program to write an ebook with?

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  1. Cablekid

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    What's the best program to write a ebook with?
     
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    Whatever program that you're comfortable with.

    If you're referring to actually writing it. Or, are you referring to compiling it?

    I personally use MSPUB 2000 because I can place the font at 18pt (problems seeing that screen) and I just start typing. I then format it in MSPUB2K. Add graphics. Then PDF if with NitroPDF.

    Quicker way is to simply have someone interview you and you can then sell the audio. Or, you can add the audio to increase value of the ebook.
     
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    Thanks for that, in mspub2k what do you choose? Blank Publication and just start typing? then save it and use nitropdf to convert it into a pdf?
     
  4. heretolearn

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    I use Open Office. It's free. I also use it to convert the file to PDF.
     
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    Hey, make sure if you're using mspub, that you've set it to the 8 1/2 x 11 page size.

    I didn't, and now have to re-work all of my pages, so when I convert it again to pdf it will be correct!
     
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    Im installing MSoffice 2007 right now not sure what i should use Word or publisher? and whats a good font size? and should i double space?

    Thanks for everyone response.
     
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    Adobe in design cs3 get the job done for me
     
  8. Cablekid

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    Nah i didn't buy it i have the installer on my flash drive.
     
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    I didn't like the MsPub after 2000. Became overly complex. That's the problem with MS. They always take something simple that works and make it complex and doesn't. 8)

    Personally, what I've done is create a template where there is already 100 pages set up and all I have to do is start typing. I don't like to stop and play withe program. I just want to type while the ideas is fresh on my mind.

    However, OpenOffice is also a great tool and comes with it's own PFD program. I've used that too. It's more important to find something that you're comfortable with. It doesn't matter if it's Notepad or Word. As long as you're comfortable with it and it doesn't interfere with your creativity. Once you've written everything then go back and edit it, place nice photo and print in PDF.
     
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    I had mspub 2000, and now have mspub 2003. You're right, use whatever you're comfortable with, and for me it's mspub. Hate using word! If you want an adobe cs3, someone posted here recently on how to download the trial version and then make it permanent :)
     
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    I've used Georgia 9, but I really like Veranda 11, and don't double space.
     
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    I personally use nitdopdf
     
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    All you need is the free OpenOffice Writer with it's built in Export as PDF function.
     
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    One cool thing I like about Open Office[besides being free] now is the pdf plugin 3rd party extension so you can open a pdf and if it isn't protected, you can change the links in it.
     
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    need word to pdf tools..which can convert image and links correctly..

    any software available..whice can be used for writing..designing and pdf converting..all in one software?
     
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    you can use the vector software: coreldraw (I think there is an adobe version?) and then export the file as pdf, there you make columns etc, i make cool designs and covers with it. :)
     
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    I use Dragon Speaking Naturally (much easier than typing) and open office (which will convert it into pdf for free).
     
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    For me Ms Word with Adobe Acrobat.

    This is the best combo if you want to use Viral PDF.

    Found that Openoffice won't allow full range of tags to be used. Links have to be 'raw' (hxxp://xxx.cOm) - with Word you can create rebrandable text and rebrandable hyperlink behind it.
     
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    That's a VERY useful tidbit. Haven't been able to find it tho :confused:
     
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    im using MS Word 2010 Beta & Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended atm and they do their job
    edited: i've just realized it's an old thread, nvm
     
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