Ebook Software question

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Hello Warriors,

I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone can help me with what they feel is the best software to create an ebook ?

I can create a pdf converting from word, but when I did so there is no hyperlinks in the pdf.

I would love to know what others feel is the easiest product to use.

Thankyou
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  • Profile picture of the author Akky
    Of Course Windows Office 2007. Or you can youse OpenOffice. Both are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesFrancisIM
    Originally Posted by KevScarb View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone can help me with what they feel is the best software to create an ebook ?

    I can create a pdf converting from word, but when I did so there is no hyperlinks in the pdf.

    I would love to know what others feel is the easiest product to use.

    Thankyou
    Well with Adobe Acrobat, there's a tool which can add and edit hyperlinks once the document is saved as a PDF file. Although it's expensive, it's damn cool.

    However, i'm not aware of any other software which does this well.

    The only other alternative to help links remain intact through the converting process is to type them with http:// at the beginning with the full web address.

    Hope i've helped

    - James.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    eWriterPro in my biased opinion

    You can get a free copy in the War Room too!

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Forget the rest (aside from eWriterPro)

    You need OpenOffice.org 3.0

    It's my ultimate ninja tool. Probably made me more cash in the last year than anything else..

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    "Official Founding Member of The Un-Official Open Office Fan Club"
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  • Profile picture of the author mikestenger
    With OpenOffice, you just write, post, enter some hyperlinks, export as pdf, then boom, you're done. Super simple & awesome!
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    -Mike

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  • Profile picture of the author Salespectus
    Another vote for OpenOffice.

    Download it here. It's a free and open productivity suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

    Writer, is the word processing component of OpenOffice that you can use to create a PDF document. You write a document in Writer then simply export it as a PDF document.

    Tip:
    Don't write your document in Microsoft Word then copy and paste it in OpenOffice Writer. The styles and formating that apply to the Word document may create problems in Writer.

    It's best to write your document in Writer from scratch or copy and paste in text format.

    If you have an MS Word doc, remove all formatting so that you only have a plain text file. Then copy and paste in Writer and apply fresh formatting.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerry Finch
    If you are working on Office 07 you can download a pdf converter from microsoft that will enable you convert documents in all of the programs from this suite to pdf, retaining the links. You don't need to make life difficult by adding more software.
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    • Profile picture of the author disi
      Originally Posted by Kerry Finch View Post

      If you are working on Office 07 you can download a pdf converter from microsoft that will enable you convert documents in all of the programs from this suite to pdf, retaining the links. You don't need to make life difficult by adding more software.
      Exactly. I use PDFCreator and it works great.
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