I'm stuck with the PLR stuff! Help Please...

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Hi Warriors!

I've just gotten some pretty decent PLR that I'm gonna use to build a list.

I have heard though, that it's best to maybe rewrite it and re-do the graphics etc.

Problem is that I don't know how to edit an ebook or the graphics. I tried Googling "ebook editor", but I didn't really see anything that I thought would work.

If anyone has a recommendation of some software or something I can use (preferably free ) then please leave a reply for me.

I know Open Office can create ebooks, but can it edit ones that are already written or convert an ebook back to an Open Office file to be edited?

Thanks in advance Warriors!

Jamie Drew
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  • Profile picture of the author Fermina
    Just Copy all the content of the pdf and paste it in a Word doc and then after the edits are all done Save as .pdf the doc

    ~problem solved
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    • Profile picture of the author luzern
      There's free software called "Foxit"

      Originally Posted by Fermina View Post

      Just Copy all the content of the pdf and paste it in a Word doc and then after the edits are all done Save as .pdf the doc

      ~problem solved
      Or you can use the above solution.

      Usually when you buy PLR ebook, there's the ebook source code in .doc format, by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    If you purchased PLR, you should have been giving a .doc or .txt source file that is editable. If you didn't, you should be checking with wherever you bought it.

    As to graphics, you can usually find free stock photos/images or public domain stuff if you can't create your own. Ecover graphics can be had free but I haven't seen any that are really good. There is a site where you can make an ecover for only $3.95 though, and it has decent quality: eBook Cover Creator - eCover Design Online Free | MyEcoverMaker.com
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  • Profile picture of the author italiandude
    I wouldn't rewrite or change all of the graphics. That's the beauty of plr it's done for you. So much content on the web I'm guessing the majority of people you try to build a list with will have never seen this plr before unless it extremly popular plr. Just change around somethings and you should be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Tina is right for sure. if you bought PLR material, you should have gotten an editable document file without having to use a special program to edit an ebook pdf.

      Since you do have the PLR rights to the pdf file, there are some programs you can get that can convert the ebook to a document file. There are also some sites you cna use to upload teh pdf to and they will convert it.

      Search for pdf converter instead of ebook editor. You might be able to download a trial version that will install into your Word program and you should come across some sites that can do the conversion.

      For making your own ebook in pdf format, Open Office works great. It is one of my favorite programs.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
        Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

        If you purchased PLR, you should have been giving a .doc or .txt source file that is editable. If you didn't, you should be checking with wherever you bought it.

        As to graphics, you can usually find free stock photos/images or public domain stuff if you can't create your own. Ecover graphics can be had free but I haven't seen any that are really good. There is a site where you can make an ecover for only $3.95 though, and it has decent quality: eBook Cover Creator - eCover Design Online Free | MyEcoverMaker.com
        Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

        Tina is right for sure. if you bought PLR material, you should have gotten an editable document file without having to use a special program to edit an ebook pdf.

        Since you do have the PLR rights to the pdf file, there are some programs you can get that can convert the ebook to a document file. There are also some sites you cna use to upload teh pdf to and they will convert it.

        Search for pdf converter instead of ebook editor. You might be able to download a trial version that will install into your Word program and you should come across some sites that can do the conversion.

        For making your own ebook in pdf format, Open Office works great. It is one of my favorite programs.
        Thanks Tina and Michael.

        I did get a Microsoft Word doc with them, but my MS Word isn't fully functional, it's read only. So I cant edit using that. I did get a word file with of the stuff stating what my rights were, so I am definitely licensed to edit them. I got them from Paul Counts and Dave Baker.

        I downloaded an ecover creator software and a graphics software, it's just the getting to actually edit it that's giving me trouble.

        Originally Posted by italiandude View Post

        I wouldn't rewrite or change all of the graphics. That's the beauty of plr it's done for you. So much content on the web I'm guessing the majority of people you try to build a list with will have never seen this plr before unless it extremly popular plr. Just change around somethings and you should be fine.
        Yeah, I understand. I thought about just putting it up as is, but I just want reword it a bit to make more like it's me that giving the content. Use my own lingo etc. make it unique to me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
          Originally Posted by JamieD87 View Post

          Thanks Tina and Michael.

          I did get a Microsoft Word doc with them, but my MS Word isn't fully functional, it's read only. So I cant edit using that. I did get a word file with of the stuff stating what my rights were, so I am definitely licensed to edit them. I got them from Paul Counts and Dave Baker.

          I downloaded an ecover creator software and a graphics software, it's just the getting to actually edit it that's giving me trouble.



          Yeah, I understand. I thought about just putting it up as is, but I just want reword it a bit to make more like it's me that giving the content. Use my own lingo etc. make it unique to me.
          I am not an expert on MS Word, but it could be that your document is read only, not your installation of the program itself. Unless you are working on the trial version of MS Word. If you are, try installing Open Office.

          If you have PLR rights to this product that allow you to edit it, you need a version that is not read only. Sometimes you can change this by right clicking on the document file icon and unchecking the read only box.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
            Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

            I am not an expert on MS Word, but it could be that your document is read only, not your installation of the program itself. Unless you are working on the trial version of MS Word. If you are, try installing Open Office.

            If you have PLR rights to this product that allow you to edit it, you need a version that is not read only. Sometimes you can change this by right clicking on the document file icon and unchecking the read only box.
            Oh right, I never knew there was such a box! Haha shows how much I know.

            I have Open Office installed, can I open the MS Word document there? Actually I'll try that.

            Thanks again!

            EDIT***

            Feel like such a dumb ass... haha!

            Word doc opened in Open Office. Problem solved!

            Thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
              Originally Posted by JamieD87 View Post

              Oh right, I never knew there was such a box! Haha shows how much I know.

              I have Open Office installed, can I open the MS Word document there? Actually I'll try that.

              Thanks again!

              EDIT***

              Feel like such a dumb ass... haha!

              Word doc opened in Open Office. Problem solved!

              Thanks
              No self deprecation allowed. grr.

              OOO is a great program. I save my files in both doc and odt format. Just to be sure.

              Very cool. Good luck with your product. I hope you make a tonne of money with it.
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              • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
                Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

                No self deprecation allowed. grr.

                OOO is a great program. I save my files in both doc and odt format. Just to be sure.

                Very cool. Good luck with your product. I hope you make a tonne of money with it.
                Thanks man. I hope so too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    You should be able to edit the Word document and then save it to PDF when you are done. It is a good idea to edit/rewrite a good portion of it so it's somewhat unique and as you said, more like you.

    As far as editing graphics, you may be better off just scraping what was in the PLR product and create your own. Sometimes starting over makes things easier!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
      Originally Posted by Kecia08 View Post

      You should be able to edit the Word document and then save it to PDF when you are done. It is a good idea to edit/rewrite a good portion of it so it's somewhat unique and as you said, more like you.

      As far as editing graphics, you may be better off just scraping what was in the PLR product and create your own. Sometimes starting over makes things easier!
      Yeah I agree, I kinda want to my product.

      I think it'll be worth the time to make new graphics for it, like you said.

      I have an ecover creator and a decent graphics software on my desktop, so it shouldn't be to much hassle. I'll try the copy and paste into Open Office word doc that someone mentioned above and just try that.

      Thanks again Warriors!
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    And my apologies for wasting everyones time!
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  • Profile picture of the author vivaarturo
    you can download a trial copy of adobe pro and convert all your pdf's into a word document to edit

    Cheers
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