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Mobipocket Creator 4.0 - Publisher Edition

Getting Started
How to create an eBook - Step by StepHow to create an eBook/Database with the built-in templatesHow to Import a Word documentHow to Import a Text fileHow to Import a PDF documentImporting Image filesHow to save your publicationHow to open an existing publication
Publication Files
Where is my publication stored?Add files/Create new items/Remove itemsList view and Thumbnail viewChanging the order of a file in the publicationPreview and Edit a publication fileTable of Contents WizardDefining publication metatadaDefining guide items
Building an eBook
Security/Encryption OptionsBuild details: warnings and errorsTesting and reading on the PCSend the eBook to your PDADeploy the eBook to wholesale distribution systems
Application Settings
Publication PreferencesEditing Preferences
How to Register the Creator
Creator License
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
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How to create an eBook/Database with the built-in templates

The Mobipocket Creator enables you to create your personal databases, add and update entries with template-based forms.

The Creator Home Edition includes the following templates:

  • My Photo Album: Personalize your favorite pictures with your own words
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries Date Book: Keep those important dates at hand
  • Cooking Recipe Database: Your PDA is a Chef! Make a compilation of your all-time favorite recipes
  • Personal Dictionary/Glossary: Create your personal language reference and teaching tool
  • Cocktail Recipe Database: Turn your PDA into a personal bartender
  • Personal Travel Guide: Plan your next trip and take your customized travel guide along with you
  • Quizzes: Create your own Multiple-Choice Question based Quizzes
  • Restaurant Guide: Create a database of your own favorite restaurants
  • Shopping list: Build a customized shopping list and take it along to the store
  • Simple Generic Database: Build a fully indexed database of anything
  • Personal Wine Database: Your personal wine guide and cellar manager

Step 1 - Create a new Template-based Publication

  • On the Creator Home Page, click on the name of the template under the Create New Publication section.
  • On the next screen, enter the name of the Publication: this will be the title of the ebook displayed by the Mobipocket Reader on your PDA/smartphone
  • Choose the  folder where you want to store the publication files. The Creator will automatically create a subfolder in this folder, with the name of the publication
  • The default folder is the one you specified in the Application Settings, or the My Documents folder if you didn't change the original settings.
  • Click on Create to goto the next step

Step 2 - Add items to the publication

  • Click on the "New item" link in the Available Actions in the left pane
  • Fill in the fields in the form, and click on the Create button.
  • To update an entry in the publication list, double-click on it, or click on the Properties link.

Step 3 - Add a Cover page (optional)

  • Click on the Cover Image link in the left pane of the Publication Files view.

See Add a Cover page for more details

Step 4 - Build the ebook

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