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How do you make an ebook not look like a .doc file?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mollah, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    Like add a little style to the pages or whatever so it doesn't look like a university term paper?

    Is there an application for this or can you do it in MS Word or what?

    I want people to open my ebook and be like "whoa, this is cool looking."
     
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    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Use a PDF Printer. Saves Word files as PDF
     
  3. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I know that. I'm asking how to add some style to the pages.
     
  4. imfh

    imfh Junior Member

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    You have a lot of flexibility with MS Word. For example, you can go to the following tabs:

    format- borders and shading
    format- themes
    insert- pictures- clip art, autoshapes, word art and charts

    You'll most likely want to use the border/shading option with word art. You can choose a border for all of your pages and decide on the width and color of the border. You'll also be able to create pretty cool title pages with word art.
     
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  5. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    Cool. I will try that. I was thinking it would have to be done with an art program but what you said makes sense.
     
  6. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    You can definitely use a graphics program to do it.. I create gradients, shadows, etc in Photoshop and then put them into Word as a page background, header or footer, and then save it as a template.
     
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    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Adobe Indesign
     
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