• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 4. Creating PDFs > Creating an eBook

Creating an eBook

If you've always wanted to be a published author, you don't have to endure the sometimes painful process of traditional print publishing; Acrobat lets you transform your words to electronic-book format as easily as you create any other PDF. First, you must create a .ps file in any application.

To create an eBook from a PDF file:

1.
To create a PostScript file, choose Print from the File menu.

2.
In the Destination section of the Print dialog box, choose File rather than Printer.

The Save dialog box appears.

3.
Enter a file name and destination, and click Save.

4.
Launch Acrobat Distiller.

5.
Choose eBook from the Job Options pop-up menu (Figure 4.44).

Figure 4.44. Choose eBook from Distiller's Job Options pop-up menu.


6.
Choose Open from the File menu to display the Open dialog box.

7.
Select the .ps file and then click Open.

8.
Enter a name for the PDF file (Figure 4.45).

Figure 4.45. Name the PDF file and click Save.


The status bar will let you know the progress of the file (Figure 4.46).

Figure 4.46. Distiller lets you know how the process is going.


9.
In eBook Reader, choose Open File (Figure 4.47) or choose File > Open PDF File.

Figure 4.47. In eBook Reader, click Open File to open the PDF.


The Open dialog box appears.

10.
Select the .PDF file and then click Open.

The PDF file you made into an eBook appears onscreen, and you can read it as you would any book (Figure 4.48).

Figure 4.48. The file is displayed as an electronic book.


Tip

  • See Chapter 3 for more information on what you can do with your new eBook.


  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint