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alahag
08-18-2007, 09:47 AM
HI
I am not sure where to ask this question so I will tell you my story and maybe someone can direct me to a place that can help.

I have a 250 page book that was formatted in Microsoft Word. I now have CS2 for Mac and I have transferred most of the text over to InDesign. I have relinked the pictures and illustrations direct to the original Photoshop files.

I think my next step is to set up a table of contents.

The end goal is to put this book on the internet. I have a university that will be hosting the book on their website, and doing the maintenence. I am not the author of the book only helping to get it in form.

My problem is not so much with learning the programs since I have the Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. My problem is with the concepts of what I am doing. An overview of the best way to get this ready for the internet.

I think that at some point i need to convert the book to acrobat for display on the web. I want the table of contents to link to the chapters of the book.
I am not sure at what point these links are put in and how to proceed.

What I need is a road map overview of the direction to take and the steps in each program.

I am not sure of how to proceed, if anyone has ideas please advise.

Sorry this is so long but wanted to show the size of my problem. I am doing this as a favor to the author since he has been trying to publish this book for many years.

Fred

TZ
08-18-2007, 10:13 AM
Does CS2 include Acrobat Pro that lets you edit and create PDFs?

Was it formated on Windows or Mac Word?

I did a little back in Adobe PageMaker 2 ('87-90) working first in Word usually, then in PM.

alahag
08-18-2007, 10:25 AM
CS2
includes InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Go Live , and Adobe Illustrator. Mostly my wife uses this program... I am not sure if that is the whole package or not.

I think that InDesign is the new name for page maker.

Fred

PS All the work was done on a Mac.... the MSWord was done in "Word for Mac 2004"

TZ
08-18-2007, 11:02 AM
Well, I found out the hard way that Pages doesn't do things needed for books, not TOC and Index and the formatting. I just 'wasted' $150 and finding Pages 3 is sluggish and limited and a step back from 2.02. (I really wanted it to work, it looked nice at first but as soon as you get to 50 pages it runs like Molasses on a Mac Pro :-(

I wonder if there is an Adobe or Missing Manual that addresses and walks through creating books using InDesign. A couple people I knew 20 ish yrs ago wrote excellent manuals on PageMaker.

Adobe PageMaker 7 Classroom Series (Amazon) (http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-PageMaker-7-0-Classroom-Book/dp/0201756250/)

Publish Your Own eBook with... (http://www.amazon.com/Write-Publish-Your-eBook-Little/dp/1600371523/)

Deke McClelland (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/103-8624747-0243021?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Deke%20McClelland) - Photoshop CS3 One-On-One [ILLUSTRATED] (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-One-One-Deke-McClelland/dp/0596529759/)

CS2 One on One:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/0596100965/

alahag
08-18-2007, 01:11 PM
Thanks for the references.

Another book may be the answer. What I think I need is some sort of overview tells me which programs to use and what steps need to be done in each program.

I was thinking there must me someone who has used cs2 to create a book for the internet that could give me a summary ...

Fred

TZ
08-18-2007, 02:21 PM
There are some that focus on preparing files, photos and such for the web while I was looking.

Brought back memories of Freehand and other stuff from back then.

Word can be pretty powerful, though I think better on Windows, and can do quite a bit of the work for you. There were some excellent - and BIG! - books on Word 3/4/5 - in fact it was a book on Word 3 that really spent the first 20% or so on the Mac OS and taught me a lot (a mouse was awkward, slow, and only MS Word had good set of keyboard commands so I didn't have to keep going to menus).

I've been sort of forced into using OpenOffice lately for large documents, and doing the reverse of you - to take articles on the web, and save as word processing. I take any article about "Subject A" and keep it in a huge file, rather than a folder, for that person or subject. And it has pushed the boundaries of what Nisus Writer and Nisus Writer Pro could handle. Which is probably one word processor that can do a lot of what someone working on a book would need except for graphics (never tried to) or how much of a layout program it is.

The last update to Pro was $40-49 and I wasn't ready to pay after using it since I stopped using Word 5.1a.

TZ
08-19-2007, 05:22 AM
I just ran across a web site that made me think of your project.
http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

alahag
08-19-2007, 09:14 AM
Interesting site.
It looks like it was designed around a book and in the same format. Although on a completely different subject and one that is subject to on-going change.

My project is a scientific book on the Auks of the World. It is a detailed study of a family of seabirds that is factual and historical. It is not likely that many changes will be made unless some new finds are made.

The book has many pictures and illustrations that need to be good quality and we want to create a picture gallery of photos not used in the actual book.

Also we want people to be able to download and print either all of or selected parts of the book.

Thanks for keeping me in mind.

Fred