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jferguso My wife has created a cookbook that got formatted by a friend into PDF format.  She would like to make an Ebook out of it but I don't know how to do it since it is already in PDF form.  Any suggestions?

Posted on: 9:23 pm on May 30, 2006
Storyman Which applications was used to create the cookbook: Word? inDesign? Notebook? ???

It would help tremendously if you still had the original files. Can you get a copy of them?

Posted on: 2:53 am on May 31, 2006
Alaska Right.  PDFs are another output format, intended for print media.

Your Activ ebook needs the text in Html files; this is easy enough to do;  just Google for 'free html editors' or something like that.  Add a 'compare' to see their ratings....  There are a lot of free tools out there.  Of course, if you have DreamWeaver, or some such, use it.

You should be able to import your source files, or cut and paste it in as needed.

Make sure you save your initial start page as index.htm.

Posted on: 3:29 am on May 31, 2006
jferguso My wife says the source file was in the InDesign fotrmat(I'm too much of a newbie to know what that format is) BUT we used a PDF to make changes to the pdf files such as remumbering 250+ pages and redoing the index. Whatr signifigance is there to saving the initial start page (the page behind the cover?) as an index.htm? Will a (free) html editor be able to conver the "polished" PDF files to something convertable into an EBook or am I stuck with redoing all the changes I have made to the PDF file in the InDesign files?
Thanks! Jim

Posted on: 5:05 am on June 2, 2006
Storyman You are probably in luck. Adobe's inDesign will export to HTML. At the very least the text could be copied and exported as well.

One advantage PDFs have is that they also work on MACs. The problem is that unless you have their server program you will be hard pressed to keep them secure. Even with password protection it won't prevent file and password sharing.

Posted on: 5:35 am on June 2, 2006
Storyman Hi Jferguso,

Just noticed that HPYrLock V3 now supports secure PDF files.  Looks like a good way to use PDFs with viral marketing.


Posted on: 8:11 pm on July 15, 2006
jferguso Thanks!  I am checking it out now.  The universe of what is possible to do online keeps expanding and my time keeps shrinking!

Posted on: 4:16 am on July 16, 2006
kavinburns I think you may need a PDF to Flash converter better with Page-flip effect.
A free online converter to recommendhttp://www.axmag.com/submit.html  You can either upload a local pdf or online pdf url.

Posted on: 3:20 am on September 27, 2010
calvingass Good choice of axmag.com, at least I can get the page turn effect online without paying for it.

Posted on: 3:56 am on September 27, 2010
pageflip I recommendhttp://www.pressmo.comIt's another good example of pdf to flash converter. Pressmo publications can be distributed on a CD/DVD/USB as an .exe file (CD Presentation) or can be displayed on your website as an .html page.

...and video tutorial...how to work

(Edited by pageflip at 2:02 pm on Jan. 17, 2012)

Posted on: 9:58 am on December 14, 2010
maykv6 You can choose a flipbook maker to help you to turn PDF into page flipping ebook. I think Kvisoft Flipbook Maker is a good choice. Hope the tutorial can help you:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msrXz59jcaw.

Posted on: 2:07 am on January 13, 2012
maykv6 Hi, since you have already prepared pdf files, then what you need is an ebook creator. You can take Kvisoft Flip Page Maker to do the job.
Step1. install it.
Step2. import PDF files.
Step3. edit your ebook pages with picture, video, words etc according to your wishes.
Step4. select an amazing template for your output ebook.
Step5. output ebook.

Posted on: 10:05 am on February 1, 2012
fors20 in these days, .epub is the most popular ebook format, you can convert pdf to epub by the converter.http://www.epubor.com/pdf2epub-converter.html

Posted on: 8:10 am on February 14, 2012
ankeyflip You can use kvisoft flip book. It allows you convert pdf to flipping book.http://www.kvisoft.com/flipbook-maker/
Hope it's helpful to you

Posted on: 4:24 am on August 1, 2012
Maggiedon That depends on which format of e-book do you want to generate. In fact, you need a PDF converter. Try to use Zamzar which is a free online converter. It can convert your pdf book to various ebook format except Flash ebook.
For converting to ebook format, try to use some free ones like issue, codebox. Also some other tools like digital flipbook tool also good for professional usage.

(Edited by Maggiedon at 7:23 am on Aug. 17, 2012)

Posted on: 7:22 am on August 17, 2012

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