5 Easy Ways to Create a Digital Book in PDF for Free


the In effect, there are different ebook formats in the publishing industry; the PDF format is still the most popular one. Here, you would discover 5 easy ways to create a digital book in PDF for free.

When you’re starting out as an indie author, you should have keen understanding of the fact that readers out there use different reading devices to download and read books. As noted earlier on, PDF books are the first in line as it’s easy to create them. Once you have a good grasp of their creation, you can begin to learn about how you can publish your work in other formats such as MOBI and EPUB.

Creating the Ebook

Now, the following are the 5 easy ways to create your digital book in PDF for free. Nonetheless, each method depends on the nature of file source and the computer at your disposal. You can create an ebook from images or from a word processor document (e.g. MS Word). You can use Windows or Mac to complete the conversion.

PDF Converter

* You can create ebook from PDF free software. Go online to search for a desktop or web-based Word-to-PDF converter. In most cases, you can’t use them to convert series of scanned images into a single PDF document. Before you do the conversion, ensure that your manuscript has been formatted in the word processor. Note that some free software can’t create clickable links in converted PDFs.

From NeoOffice & Automator

If you’re a Mac user, you already own a powerful machine in your hand. There are two ways to do this job:

– Format your doc with the use of NeoOffice (OpenOffice). Click File and select Export as PDF. A dialog box would pop. If you want to secure the file, go to the Security tab to set a permission password. Then, choose the option that disallows changes to the document. But then, don’t disallow printing and the copying of text. After that, click Export and save with a file name. That’s all.

– You can as well use Automator. Automator is a small world packed with all the magic of Mac. Create a workflow that would help you to select the Word doc as a Finder item and then transfer it to the conversion stage. If you like, you can add the PDF Watermark stage to your workflow.

Images to PDF

If your source file is a series of scanned images, arrange each one on a page in Corel Draw. Add necessary descriptions or notes to each page. Design a 3-4px border; or add header and footer elements (e.g. horizontal bars or book title). Go to File menu and select Export as PDF. Then, save it with a filename.

From CorelDraw

If you want a PDF book that has exotic page designs like a crafted border, footer elements, specially styled Chapter headings, etc, copy your content from Word doc and paste it in Corel Draw. Carefully spread it over the pages and add your custom design. Then Go to File menu to Export the doc as PDF.

From PageMaker

For individuals that use PageMaker to design books for prints, you can as well export your file to PDF while the pages are in the sequential order.

So, that’s the 5 easy ways to create a digital book in PDF for free. Opt for what you’re comfortable with. In my own case, I use Mac. It makes the whole process quite easy. There is to need to install any software or connect to the net for PDF conversion. It’s cool!

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