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Publishing E-Books For Dummies by Ali Luke

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Turning Your Microsoft Word Document into a PDF File

There’s a good chance that Adobe Reader is already installed on your computer. This free and commonly used software program enables you to view PDF files. If you’re using Windows, you should find it listed under Programs.

tip.eps If you don’t already have Adobe Reader, you can download it from http://get.adobe.com/reader .

If you’re using Word 2010, you will already have the option to publish the file in PDF format. If you’re using Word 2007, you may not yet have this option. To check, follow these steps:

1. Open your e-book manuscript (or any Word document).

2. Click the Office icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.

3. Hover the cursor over the Save As option.

A menu should appear to the right.

4. Look for the option labeled PDF or XPS.

If the PDF or XPS option isn’t present, you need to install an add-in for Microsoft Office. Download the add-in from the Microsoft site, and follow the instructions there to install it on your computer:

www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang =en&id=9943

To save your e-book as a PDF file using Word 2010, follow these steps:

1. Open your e-book manuscript.

2. Click File in the upper-left corner of your screen.

3. Click the Save As option.

A Save As dialog box appears.

4. Select PDF from the Save As Type drop-down list.

5. Select the Open File After Publishing check box. ...

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