How To Make A PDF Professional eBook For Free?

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Hello, im wanting to write a ebook/guide that will be my next thing for selling online. I dont want to make a kindle book more of a guide sort of ebook like a WSO style ebook

At the moment ive only found 1 thing to make my ebook on and thats microsoft word 2010..

Any other good software?
#ebook #free #make #pdf #professional
  • Profile picture of the author Mark McCullough
    OpenOffice is free but if you have Word thats probably better anyways:
    OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    I don't see why you'd need an alternative to Word
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    • Profile picture of the author subten101
      I was also wondering the same about how to make a eBook for free. I know that you can make one through Adobe but they require a membership.
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  • Profile picture of the author mimi k
    Just use Microsoft Word or even Open Office and you can just save your doc as a pdf when you're done, and there you have your ebook!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    I agree with the others. MS Word might be the real deal. Learn to properly use it and you'll see how good it is.

    You can insert templates and other stuff that will make your ebook look professional. Just Google "microsoft word templates" and look around, I'm sure you'll find something that fits your needs.

    However, another aspect is the font you want to use. Look here.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author halopm1
    The only thing about using MS Word for saving files as PDF's is that you dont have a whole lot of options. So if you wanted to add any kind of security features such as locking the content, then you'd want to use OpenOffice. They offer much more options for PDF creation.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Open Office is free. Just create you doc in Open Office and then hit save as pdf and boom ... you're done.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiFi
    MS Word
    Google Docs
    Zoho Writer
    Save as .pdf
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I used open office to create my ebook and it came out fine. Its not super professional but it serves it purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author tropvik
    Originally Posted by arranrice View Post

    Hello, im wanting to write a ebook/guide that will be my next thing for selling online. I dont want to make a kindle book more of a guide sort of ebook like a WSO style ebook

    At the moment ive only found 1 thing to make my ebook on and thats microsoft word 2010..

    Any other good software?
    I would honestly try to get adobe acrobat pro, its the best.

    the most important thing is to get someone to design you a badass cover.

    im PM'ing you a cool goodie to solve that problem
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  • Profile picture of the author Deji
    You could also use primopdf or cutepdf. They will not however make your hyperlinks clickable. Alternatively, if you have Microsft Office 2007, you could install the add-in which would enable you to be able to save your Word documents in PDF format.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Or you could try the document software bundled with Libreoffice. Home ยป LibreOffice

    It's decent and currently bundled with some of the better Linux Distros if that tells you anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilippaWrites
    I hate Microsoft Word. Open Office all the way for me. And if you create a pdf with open office, you can preserve the links exactly how you want, which some pdf conversion softwares don't allow.
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  • Profile picture of the author jryan
    open office you can make great ebooks using it for total free
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    open office
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Use Microsoft Word to type up your book, then go to pdfonline.com to have it instantly turned into a professional PDF for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalens99
    I agree with using Word and saving as a PDF. I know one creator who said you can create an ebook with HTML using TextMate and Calibre, but I think that is a lot more work and doesn't seem like it comes out any better. I'm just going to stay a MS Word fiend myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunburke
    Open office has a really intuitive contents page setup (clickable-links, one click update) if you really don't like ms.

    What I do is to make a template and use a copy of it for each new book, one click and the contents are all sorted.
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  • Profile picture of the author peptone
    eWriterPro is good. It is easy to use and produces a pdf document.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
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  • Profile picture of the author sshusain
    I also said goto Openoffice.org is the free alternative.

    Shahid
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