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What do u ebook writers use for writing pdf?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by justin71, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. justin71

    justin71 Junior Member

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    Hey

    Ive just been using openoffice word processing to convert doc to pdf, is there a better method to make the ebook nicer formatted or better to read? And is there any point in locking it up so people cant edit it etc. ? This will be for an upcoming wso I am finishing
    thanks guys
     
  2. enygma

    enygma Newbie

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    yes, even though open office is good enough for quick document conversions, not much good for an ebook. ewriter pro works very well, is easy to use and does most everything anyone would want acrobat writer ($299 for a single install) to do.

    grab it here; hxxp://2pdf* c-m cheapest i know where to get it, actually free as a bonus with the tutorials on ebooks as products or linkback viral give aways etc. actually pretty good stuff. Ewan Chia used to sell the pack for $97 with a monthly upsell to boot.

    hope that helps, good luck with the ebook.
    ~e.
     
  3. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    pirate MS word 2010. you can save directly to pdf format.
     
  4. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I personally use keyboard, found it to work like a charm.

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  5. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    When I have to write PDFs or e-books I always use a standard word processor and PDFCreator (under Win...). It's a free alternative to Adobe Acrobat and likewise it creates a virtual printer so you can use it from any program. I noticed that the size of the distilled PDFs is much smaller than OpenOffice's. Conversely, since it's based on a similar postscript filter, I guess the quality is similar.
     
  6. bhprince

    bhprince Registered Member

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    you can use any word processor you want, just install a free pdf writer. I use ms word 2010 (genuine) ;) to create pdfs
     
  7. unknownassailant

    unknownassailant Newbie

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    Open Office. You can format it any way you want if you take the time to learn how.
     
  8. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    OpenOffice, which is a FREE suite of tools similar to the MS
    Office Suite, has the ability to convert documents to PDF.

    Also, go to Google and type in "Free Online PDF Creator".
    There are a few of them out there.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
  9. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    downloads.com (cnet) i usually pull one from there that converts anything

    dopdf - no features but super easy!