My First Ebook! - Help

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I have completed my first ebook - a signup giveaway. I created it in Word and then created a PDF. All looks pretty.

My question. I see in many ebooks that the footer includes usually a web page link. I know how to put a footer into my PDF, but there is no way that I can figure to make it a live link.

Any help would be appreciated.

#internet marketing #ebook
  • Profile picture of the author DerrickMarkotter
    Some PDF creation software apparently doesn't allow you to do live links.
    I use PDF995, which installs as a printer driver - you just print to it from MS Word or any other program.
    pdf 995: create PDF documents easily for free

    Or you can use OpenOffice: - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    Both of these allow live links - just create hyperlinks in Word.
  • Profile picture of the author dclodge
    I am using Acrobat 8 to finalize (i guess that is the word) the document. I created a footer that i wanted and it looks good, it just doesn't allow to be a live link.
    • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
      What are you using to actually write the document before you make it a PDF?

      For the most part, all you have to do is type in the url like this..

      And enter a carrage return after the .com part.

      That's about all I can offer without knowing what doc writer you are using.


      Edit: Shame on me for spelling Warrior incorrectly. I'll take my lashes with my eyes closed!
  • Profile picture of the author dclodge

    That did it. I used MS Word 7 for the original creation. I added a footer in Word with the info I needed. Then when it converted over to PDF, the link remained. Yippee! I didn't find an easy way to include a page number with the link, so added a footer in Acrobat.

    Thanks for your help. I almost think now that my original question was a DUH question!
  • Profile picture of the author aceriker
    Trying to get your Word document to accurately convert to PDF is a bit of a nightmare - it gets even worse if you try and put brandable keys in to let your users edit parts of the PDF with their details and give it away.

    I think some of the paid Word => PDF converters work much better than the free ones though.

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