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Ebooks File Format

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:45:00 +0000

So you have written an ebook, or are in the process of writing one, and you are thinking about ebooks file format that will work best for you. Well, almost all ebooks these days are PDF files. This is wonderful news, especially if you aren't that savvy with the technical side of computers and software.

PDF files are readable with Adobe Reader, which is installed on most computers in the world. These are secure files that can protect your content from being copied by others. Now, how the heck do I convert my ebooks file into this format? If you are using Microsoft Word you will have to use a software to convert it for you. You can sign up for a free trial at Adobe.com, however if you have links in your file they won't end up in your PDF file unless you go with the professional service.

The best, and easiest, way that many writers and internet marketers are using these days in Open Office. This is an open source software that has all the programs that Microsoft has, such as a text processor, spreadsheet program, etc. And the icons and functionallity is very much similar to Word and it is actually better for formating and many other tasks. Open Office Writer even has a PDF icon on the tool bar. Just hit the button and it will convert ebooks file format to PDF and save it with the same name in the same folder, just with a different extension.

Writer even keeps converts your links. And automatically generating professional Table of Contents and Indexes are a matter of a couple of mouse clicks. There is a lot to properly formatting the text in Word or Writer before converting to a PDF and that information is available at the write ebook resource.