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How to Edit in PDF?

mathyou Hello. I am a new publisher that has just acquired the electronic rights to nine titles. I recently received these titles in simple PDF. format (the pages were scanned, but there aren't menus or anything).

How can I edit these simple PDF files to add a menu and hyperlinks, etc., in order to make them in to eBooks?

Posted on: 7:15 pm on March 9, 2004
EBookCompiler PDF files are usually viewed as a type of ebook in themselves

With PDF you usually view them in the Acrobat Viewer, whereas with EXE ebooks they have their own menus

Regarding editing

1. Check your legal rights include making derivative versions or modifying

2. Ask the author/licensor how to edit or if they will give you the text in the original format, e.g. Word

3. If you want to convert to EXE ebook, then you will need to convert the text to HTML first

Posted on: 6:02 pm on March 10, 2004
Storyman Mathyou,

Depending on which version of Adobe's Acrobat the PDF files were created will determine which version of Adobe's Acrobat version will be required to edit them.

If it was created using Acrobat version 6, then you have a choice of Adobe Acrobat Standard (or Pro) 6.

When the PDFs are created the orginator has the option of permitting future editing, exporting, highlighting, etc.  Often, I find that the files are locked, which means that a table of contents cannot be created. It also means that setting up links from the table of contents (or index page) is impossible.

You might want to check to see if there is a trial version of Acrobat at Adobe's web site. It is an easy program to get a handle on.

Forget about publishing PDF based ebooks the way Amazon does, which registers an e-book to the user's Acrobat Reader so it cannot be used on other machines. The basic program that they use starts at five grand and goes up from there--depending on how many e-book titles you plan to have. It also requires your own server.

Of course you always have the option to embed the PDF within Activ e-Book, which from I sit is a very good option.

Hope this helps.

Posted on: 8:57 am on April 21, 2004
Bouquet Excuse me,
how do you do that? I mean embed the pdf in the Activ-E-Book Compiled e-Book.

Posted on: 10:58 pm on April 21, 2004
bogdan Hi Bouquet!

We can help you develop your ebook/CDBook. We do not use HTML and can develop new books using your pdf's. Also, you can get a great amount of features included into the books. Please visit us at the address included in the  signature. I are waiting for you and hope that we can work together.

Best regards,
 Bogdan DEAKY, owner ofwww.TheCDBook.com

Posted on: 5:23 pm on September 4, 2004
bogdan The above was meant also for you Mathyou

Posted on: 5:27 pm on September 4, 2004

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