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
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
Publication PreferencesEditing Preferences
How to Register the Creator
How to Import a Text file
On the Creator Home Page, click on "Text document" under the
Import From Existing File section
On the next screen, Browse your local disk to select the Text file to import
of your publication will be set automatically to the filename of your Text
- Choose the publication folder where you want to store the publication files. The Creator will
automatically create a subfolder in the publication folder, with the name of the publication.
The default publication folder is the one you specified in the
or the "My Documents\My Publications folder" if you didn't change the original settings.
- Choose the language of the publication.
The default publication language is the one you specified in the
or the language of your operating system if you didn't change the original settings.
When you change the language, an adpated encoding is automatically selected.
- Choose the encoding of the publication; either Western (Windows 1252) or UTF-8.
The default publication encoding is the one you specified in the
or the one selected automatically for the language you chose.
- Click on Import to start importing the file.
Text Import options
Suppress hyphens: some text files include preformatted hyphens at
line breaks, which are adapted for reading on a PC screen. These have to be
removed, otherwise they will appear at random in the ebook on a PDA screen.
Suppress single-carriage returns: some text files include preformatted
line breaks, for reading on a PC screen. The line breaks - or single-carriage
returns - have to be removed, otherwise line breaks will appear at random in
the ebook on a PDA screen.
N.B. : The two options above apply more specifically to the ebook text
files that you can find on the Project
Gutenberg website : http://www.gutenberg.net/
Create headings for text (optional)
You must specify a matching filter according to
these extraction rules.
This option will allow you to easily
create a table of contents with the
Table of Contents Wizard after the file is imported.
Click on Import to start importing the file.
The Text document is converted into an HTML file.
N.B. : A Text document can only be imported into a New Publication.
It is not possible to import a Text document into an existing publication.
Heading extraction rules
You have to specify a generic Extraction String.
For example, if all the chapters in the text are a string of characters like :
CHAPTER N "The name of the chapter" <carriage
Then you can specify as Search string : CHAPTER \1
Note : when there is a dot "." beside the
number, you have to specify the "." in the search string, e.g. Chapter \1.\x\n
to find the chapter heading "Chapter 1. Introduction"
The search string can contain both characters and
\1 : a number in integer format (e.g. 0 ,1, 2, ...) or
roman-type (I, II, III,..)
\* : any one character
\$ : any one uppercase character
\x : a string of characters (any case)
\X : a string of uppercase characters
\n : a carriage return
Rules when using wildcards :
A search string must be specified in such a way as to
clearly delimit the end of the search. Example : a search string can't end by
\x, otherwise the whole book will be selected. In most cases, the search string
can end by \n.
A search string cannot contain two wildcards in a row,
to the exception of \n. For example : \1\x is not a valid search string, but