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babyriver

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Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 2, 2012 6:03 AM
 
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Hi everyone,
I have a mac computer so my manuscript is in pages. I have been trying to format it for the kindle and it is just not working for me. I even tried the epub thing too but not working for me.
Is there anyone out there that knows anyone who can do this for me, of course, I will pay..

This has been driving me batty..
Im not sure how to get your answers so you can send me an email at theupsideofdowns@aol.com

thanks,,
Dragica Lord

davidnwelton

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 2, 2012 6:50 AM   in response to: babyriver in response to: babyriver
 
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Pages can export Word files, which we accept: http://www.liberwriter.com
babyriver

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 2, 2012 7:37 AM   in response to: davidnwelton in response to: davidnwelton
 
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Hi David,
I just paid and now what do I do? How do I upload my ms file to you from my mac computer?

Thanks
babyriver

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 2, 2012 7:44 AM   in response to: babyriver in response to: babyriver
 
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David,
I know how to upload it from my computer just wanted to make sure you knew that my ms file is in pages...
10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 11:41 AM   in response to: babyriver in response to: babyriver
 
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How did Liber Pages work for you? I'm also a mac user and have done the entire book, but having trouble formatting. I'm half tempted to move all my files to my kids computer and do all the page breaks in MS. Right now, $25 sounds great to me. If it works. Let me know!
candescentpress

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:32 PM   in response to: 10buckdinners in response to: 10buckdinners
 
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How did Liber Pages work for you? I'm also a mac user
and have done the entire book, but having trouble
formatting. I'm half tempted to move all my files to
my kids computer and do all the page breaks in MS.
Right now, $25 sounds great to me. If it works. Let
me know!

Have you tried uploading to the Bookshelf and then downloading the book preview file to see if you have any problems?

If you have, and it's just the page breaks, then maybe try the kids computer - it'll take ten minutes to do and you might have everything perfect :)

Matt
US http://www.candescentpress.com
UK http://www.candescentpress.co.uk
We format eBooks so you can relax and write. Guaranteed EBook Formatting and Wonderful Cover Design

10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:22 PM   in response to: candescentpress in response to: candescentpress
 
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Yup! All looks good in epub when I pushed it up to ibooks, but still the page breaks are off!!!

Do you think recreating all the page breaks in MSWord is the answer?
davidnwelton

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Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:26 PM   in response to: 10buckdinners in response to: 10buckdinners
 
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She can respond in her own time if she's still checking the forums, but we did get her book fixed up nicely.

Yes, it works.

How many page breaks do you have? You know you should only have those in the front material of the book, and not throughout, right?

David N. Welton
http://www.liberwriter.com
10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:41 PM   in response to: davidnwelton in response to: davidnwelton
 
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Well, it's a cookbook, so I need the breaks. That's the problem. It doesn't flow right if all the recipes run into each other.
davidnwelton

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:48 PM   in response to: 10buckdinners in response to: 10buckdinners
 
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Fair enough, that's one of the few kinds of book that really does need them.

David N. Welton
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10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 10:03 PM   in response to: davidnwelton in response to: davidnwelton
 
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So, are you saying you can convert it and ensure true page breaks?
davidnwelton

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 4:53 AM   in response to: 10buckdinners in response to: 10buckdinners
 
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Sure. The HTML to do so is pretty simple, it involves setting the 'page-break-after: always' css attribute, if you're interested in how it's done.

David N. Welton
http://www.liberwriter.com
10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:19 AM   in response to: davidnwelton in response to: davidnwelton
 
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How do I get a quote on conversion? The whole book is done and looks nice, other than the breaks. There are 6 chapters of about 5-6 recipes each.
davidnwelton

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:48 PM   in response to: 10buckdinners in response to: 10buckdinners
 
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There's a big button on our home page that says "pricing". Just in case, it's also linked in the navigation bar.

David N. Welton
http://www.liberwriter.com
10buckdinners

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Re: Formatting with mac pages
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM   in response to: davidnwelton in response to: davidnwelton
 
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I upload the .doc file and cover image. I accidently selected the self button when I did the upload, but paid for the full version. I'm assuming it will be worked out. Maybe you can check for me. It's under $10 Buck Dinners.
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