Choosing an Ebook Compiler

Written by Larry Strawson

=================================================== Choosing an eBook Compiler ===================================================

What is an eBook compiler?

You've written and revised your ebook, hired an artist who has produced outstanding graphics, and now you're ready to actually put together your ebook. What you need to make an ebook is software called an ebook Compiler.

There are many different compilers to chose from, but first, you need to know exactly what an ebook Compiler does. Here isrepparttar simple explanation:

An ebook compiler is a software program that converts either text pages or HTML text into a single executable file or an ebook.

If you or someone you hired has created a file with graphics in HTML, you will need an HTML ebook Compiler. This type of compiler requires a working knowledge ofrepparttar 137821 HTML tag language. You can also use software to do this for you, such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver.

How do you choose an eBook Compiler?

There are a large number of ebook Compilers available onrepparttar 137822 market, all with glowing sales copy and tekkie language. It can get very confusing and overwhelming very fast without some simple guidelines to help you figure out which compiler is right for you.

Choosing an ebook Compiler depends on a number of factors:

1. How did you create your pages? Did you use HTML or PDF format? There are many more compilers available for HTML, but you can find some very good compilers that will covert your PDF files into an ebook.

2. Consider how easyrepparttar 137823 program is to use andrepparttar 137824 thoroughness ofrepparttar 137825 software's instruction manual. It is absolutely necessary thatrepparttar 137826 compiler you buy have an instructional manual, documentation, or online "wizards." If it doesn't, your chances of figuring out how to correctly userepparttar 137827 program are compromised, andrepparttar 137828 time required doing so is going to be significant. Many manufacturers of compilers offer a free trial version so you can play around with it and see if it suits your needs. Downloadrepparttar 137829 trial version and ascertain that it actually does what it claims to do.

3. Security features. If you plan to sell your ebook, check outrepparttar 137830 security features ofrepparttar 137831 compiler software carefully. Security features should include: prevention ofrepparttar 137832 reader from modifying text, access only torepparttar 137833 pages you assign or by entering a password, different ways of generating passwords such as secure passwords, user-friendly, and open passwords.

4. Supported scripting. Find out what scriptsrepparttar 137834 software supports. Scripting allows you to create special effects, customize menus, and create and modify other user interactivity. Choose a compiler that permits you to include graphics, search windows, hyperlinks, forms, surveys, etc.

5. Pricing. This is a factor that is not always easy to gauge. The highest priced compilers are not automatically your best choice. Choose your compiler based onrepparttar 137835 necessary requirements for your Ebook. That means you need to know exactly how you plan to use your Ebook and what functions you require.

Let's look at some of these factors in more detail. First of all, make sure you haverepparttar 137836 correct browser to runrepparttar 137837 compiler. The majority of HTML compilers use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape. Check outrepparttar 137838 version thatrepparttar 137839 compiler supports. Compilers that require a browser will not run on a computer that does not haverepparttar 137840 required browser installed. However, there are ebook HTML compilers that don't require you to have any browser installed on your computer. These compilers run on any Windows system.

If you choose a compiler that requires a browser, check to ascertain thatrepparttar 137841 browser is installed correctly and that it is properly configured torepparttar 137842 specifications ofrepparttar 137843 compiler. Check to see if certain functions are turned off or on, and make any adjustments according torepparttar 137844 compiler instructions.

Security is an essential element of any compiler, regardless of whether you plan to sell or give away your ebook. One ofrepparttar 137845 main reasons for using a compiler is to preventrepparttar 137846 reader from modifyingrepparttar 137847 contents. A secure compiler allows access only torepparttar 137848 pages you wantrepparttar 137849 user to access unless they enter a correct password.

Dame Barbara Cartland ( 1 )

Written by Birmingham UK Com

The story really begins in Scotland where there is a village named afterrepparttar Cartlands and whererepparttar 137402 family are reported in ancient Chronicles as being in Lanarkshire as far back as AD 1200. Some ofrepparttar 137403 Cartlands moved south and Barbara Cartland's Great Grandfather had an estate in Worcestershire. Atrepparttar 137404 time ofrepparttar 137405 Industrial Revolution in 1840 he moved to Warwickshre and built a large house in open countryside at a place which is now known as Kings Norton in Birmingham. A wealthy man with a Brass Factory in Birmingham, his second son, James Cartland, became a great Financier and Barbara Cartland's Grandfather.

James Cartland helped to build uprepparttar 137406 City of Birmingham and was twice offered a Baronetcy and a Knighthood - all of which he refused. James married Flora Falkner who was a direct descendant of King Robertrepparttar 137407 Bruce of Scotland. The couple only had one son, James Bertram Falkner Cartland, who fell in love and married with Mary ( Polly ) Hamilton Scobell. The couple moved to Worcestershire and on July 9th 1901 at Vectis Lodge, Edgbaston - Barbara Cartland (Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland ) was born.

The family, were originally born into an enviable degree of middle class security, butrepparttar 137408 suicide of her paternal grandfather left them short of money. The family were forced to move to Amerie Court in Pershore. Tragedy struck once again when Major James Cartland was killed in France inrepparttar 137409 final weeks ofrepparttar 137410 ending ofrepparttar 137411 First World War. Barbara Cartland was just seventeen. When asked by her mother where she would like to live, Barbara Cartland chose London andrepparttar 137412 family, including her two brothers Ronald and Anthony, subsequently moved torepparttar 137413 capital. Her enterprising mother opened a London dress shop to make ends meet "Poor I may be," Polly Cartland once said, "but common I am not". Anthony and Ronald would both be killed in battle, one day apart, in 1940.

After attending Malvern Girls' College and Abbey House, an educational institution in Hampshire, Cartland became a successful journalist and a gossip columnist. Her first novel, "Jigsaw," was published in 1923. It was a huge success and Barbara Cartland began to write seriously in order to earn money.

In 1927 Barbara Cartland married Alexander George McCorquodale, a former Officer ofrepparttar 137414 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was heir to a British printing fortune. They had a daughter called Raine who became "Deb ofrepparttar 137415 Year" in 1947 and much laterrepparttar 137416 stepmother of Diana, Prince of Wales.

In 1935, Barbara's brother, Ronald, was working inrepparttar 137417 Conservative Central Office and anxious to become a candidate inrepparttar 137418 Labour held Kings Norton Division of Birmingham. In those days a Member of Parliament had to pay their own expenses of around 1,000. Ronald was only earning 4 a week.

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