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How to make it into an .exe .... do you use a program for this?

I use Activ Ebook Compiler for my ebooks - it has a free trial, the full version is $30. I chose it because it has a great help file, a free trial, and a user forum run by Sunil Tanna, the program author. Sunil also runs several sites about creating and marketing your ebooks.

 

Activ has lots of advanced functions if you want to use them, and a rebrander built in. Source files can be HTML, Word, PowerPoint.

http://www.ebookcompiler.com is the home page, http://www.ebookapprentice.com is about creating and marketing, http://www.ebookpower.com covers adding multimedia to your ebooks. http://www.ebookfriends.com is the user forum.

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Diane,

 

I split this post from your intro one as I felt it deserved its own thread. Not sure we have one running on e-books currently.

 

I have downloaded a trial of this to check it out as I've been making my own e-books via .pdf files but wondered if this wouldn't be a better option. Only prob I can see with a .exe file is a MAC user wouldn't be able to use it. Only person I know who uses a MAC anymore anyhow is my beau ;)

 

Tawnya

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I have not created an e-book; however, I use Adobe Acrobat 5.0. Since I have the program this would be the route I would go.

 

Thanks for the link to the Activ E-book compiler Dianne. My only concern in reading the information is the ability to print the e-book. Have you had many clients individuals who have printed the book and had problems?

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You can change the settings to allow/disallow printing. I don't know of anyone who's had problems printing, but then maybe no-one has bothered. If you want an ebook to experiment on, you can download my free ebook (compiled with Activ) here:

http://www.firstwebbuilder.co.uk/sticky.html

 

 

The drawback is of course that exe ebooks can't be read on a mac. As my ebooks are aimed at Windows users it's no problem for me - as I've never used a Mac, I wouldn't be happy giving advice to Mac users. :o Also my ebooks are for newbies, and I think most Mac users are quite experienced.

 

 

I think PDF ebooks tend to have a smaller file size - I think the big drawback is the cost of Adobe Acrobat. I've created PDF files with Star Office, and CutePDF, but only a couple of pages - I don't know how well they'd deal with a full ebook.

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I think most Mac users are quite experienced.

Any I've ever known are very non-technical....one reason they buy a MAC (easy to use) ;)

 

Speaking of which, I have a MAC if anyone ever runs into trouble converting files from MAC to PC, I will help you out.

 

Tawnya

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