Recommendations for ebook creator please!

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I'm writing ebooks in Word at the moment, and I need an ebook creator program that will convert my finished product back to a Word doc with all header 1's and 2's etc., intact.

In the future, I may need it to convert for Kindle, Amazon etc., but it's not a proriety at the moment, but I would like to be able to consider anything that would do that too.

Perhaps I am not well enough versed in Word, I'm using the latest version, and have used Word for many years, but I'm only looking for something basic that will keep with all the word wrap/picture formatting as well.

The MAIN feature I'm looking for is a chapters option, so I can go back and forth and add to chapters, instead of actually writing one chapter at a time, like I am now.

What would be your recommendations please? Up to $150.00.

Thanks!

Michele
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  • Profile picture of the author ramtar
    Found this:

    Best eBook Creator Software of 2018 - Make and Publish Books

    check if some of them may work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    Go to Upwork: there are serious freelancer there.

    Avoid fiverr for such complicate, i mean delicate, things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Michelle,

    Originally Posted by Michele Miller View Post

    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]I'm writing ebooks in Word at the moment, and I need an ebook creator program that will convert my finished product back to a Word doc with all header 1's and 2's etc., intact.
    Why not just retain the original Word doc? Then, when you need to edit... just open the original Word doc.

    Originally Posted by Michele Miller View Post

    Perhaps I am not well enough versed in Word, I'm using the latest version, and have used Word for many years, but I'm only looking for something basic that will keep with all the word wrap/picture formatting as well.

    The MAIN feature I'm looking for is a chapters option, so I can go back and forth and add to chapters, instead of actually writing one chapter at a time, like I am now.
    Word has the ability to create multiple chapters within the same document. It can (almost automatically) create a Table of Contents from the chapter headings. It can automatically number pages. It's capable of some pretty sophisticated formatting of your document, and...

    It can create a separate PDF ebook with a simple click of a button.

    In short, Word IS an ebook creator. Maybe you just need to spend some time learning to use the existing features to your best advantage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michele Miller
      Hey Sid!

      Thanks for your post. Yes, Word makes a great table of contents, I'm really happy with that. The problem is, I create a template, which is meant to retain my preferences, etc., then when I pull that template in, it keeps losing all my formatting preferences. I'm sure it's my ignorance. That's why I was looking for an ebook creator, that would perhaps make it easier for me. I'm sure however, that Word will do it, but no matter how many YouTube vids I watch I can't seem to make it work.

      Thanks anyway, to all of you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    See if the content from the University of Michigan helps...
    Creating and Using Templates - Microsoft Word for Dissertations - Research Guides at University of Michigan Library

    Templates need to be saved as a special doctype (i.e. dotm or .dotx).
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Michele Miller View Post

    The MAIN feature I'm looking for is a chapters option, so I can go back and forth and add to chapters, instead of actually writing one chapter at a time, like I am now.
    Have a look at Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview - it allows you to do exactly that. And I think it's about $45.

    I have the program and use it from time to time, but I have to admit that my default software is still Word. Once you get to grips with it, it's hard to beat.
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