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Creating and Publishing an eBook

Once you have decided to create an eBook, you should carefully plan the structure. The size of the file and the convenience of portability and of reading depend on good structure.

Once you have decided to create an eBook, you should carefully plan the structure. The size of the file and the convenience of portability and of reading depend on good structure.

You will also want to consider matters of style. When an eBook is written consistently in the same color theme and the same font style, it has a much better appearance and is easier to read.

eBooks are created from the standard TreeDBNotes Pro file (*.tdb). You may use a file that you have already created or start a new one.

eBooks cannot contain the “Contacts” or “Password” trees. Therefore, if your file contains these features, you will need to delete those tabs. This will help in limiting the size of the final product.

Remember to keep working copies (backups) and to save often. You should not save permanent changes in your current document without having a copy of it as it was when you started writing or editing.


Creating an eBook from an Existing File

Open the file in TreeDBNotes Pro and then save it under a different name by clicking the “Save As” option. You could use a totally new name or simply rename it something like “MyFile_temp.tdp.” Remember that you will need to delete any tree structures (tabs) that were created as “Contacts” or “Password.”

Publishing your eBook

During the writing and editing process you will be removing unnecessary nodes (branches) and inserting new ones so the database will need to be optimized at the end of the process in order to clean it up and reduce its size. To optimize the database, click the FILE menu option and then choose “Repair Database” and “Compact Database.” You should save your work immediately after this process.

Your database is now ready for publication to eBook format. To create the book, click the FILE menu option, “Database Tools,” and “Publish to TreeDBNotes Pro eBook.” A dialogue window will appear allowing you to choose the name of the file as well as other options such as author name, publication date, etc. Now click Publish and your eBook is ready. It really is just that simple!