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What is the BEST software to Write an Ebook?

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by richdaddy7, Jan 21, 2017.

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  1. richdaddy7

    richdaddy7 Registered Member

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    Hi guys, What is the best software to write an Ebook? :)
     
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    I use Microsoft Word. It is extremely effective and I make a clickable table of contents. I then use Adobe Acrobat Professional to convert it to a PDF. If you want your ebook to be in a different format, you can still use MS Word to write it.
     
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    MS word for me
     
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    If you own a MAC, Vellum is an amazing piece of software.
     
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    Honestly, I would say Microsoft word has the most versatility and it is what is commonly used. You can convert word into a variety of formats making it much easier to use and upload on a variety of sites.
     
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    Of-course MS word. But I also check content in grammarly. WordWeb is good software to check spellings and to find synonyms/antonym etc.
     
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    Anyone using indesign?
     
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    I gather research in OneNote, Write and Edit in Word.
     
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    I personally use Scrivener. Great for organizing and formatting your work down to the last detail.
     
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    Its the best way i do it awsell
     
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    I actually did mine in Illustrator. It had a lot of pictures, less novel more guide.
     
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    I recently found PDF element 6, they have a trial version you can play with..
     
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    Well if someone is writing a book that is to be printed, indesign is pretty decent indeed. As for pdfs, ms word is the best choice imo.

    Can you automate page numbers in illustrator?
     
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    I'm using Indesign for a book as I want the ability to print (a nice book) I'm though proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator which helps yet InDesign still has some learning curves for me. I'd prefer something easier it's not as simple as Word but it's far more design flexible.
     
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    One thing I've heard of indesign is you can add a stylesheet for the whole ebook kinda like you do with html. So if you gotta change every single heading or font, you just change the stylesheet, I don't know if that's doable with ms word.
     
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    That would be nice. MS has their templates so you can update headers across the whole document, but of course, it's a horrible proprietary system. Nowhere near as simple as CSS would be.
     
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    I really like Scrivener for writing, and if you're on a Mac you can make a surprisingly nice PDF with iWork. If I'm having something professionally printed I use Illustrator, mostly because there are so many file settings you can adjust to work with your printer.
     
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    I use MultiTes Pro ... oh wait we are not talking about thesauri and controlled vocabularies here, bye I'm going to sleep.
     
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    • Open Office. While Microsoft Word is commonly used, Open Office is completely free to use and it converts .doc to .pdf without having to pay a single cent. ...
    • Adobe InDesign. ...
    • Kindle Gen. ...
    • Microsoft Word. ...
    • iBooks Author. ...
    • Calibre. ...
    • Scrivener.