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Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:57 am

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Shadowhawk » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:45 am

I hope that you will make the PDF version of the books available to all of us, either by sending them to Spec8472 or CanisD to post on their "backup" site, or post here as attachements to the posts. I also hope that the PDF version have functioning Table of Contents in the Bookmarks tab.

As to the image of Shaeram: attached here is the PDF version of my shaeram image, and the MetaPost source of this image. The PDF version was generated from the source using <tt>MPtoPDF</tt> utility (MPtoPDF 1.2, MetaPost 0.641, Web2C 7.4.5, pdfeTeX 3.14159-1.10b-2.1, teTeX 2.0.2-8).

That is the best I can come on short notice. You might try to modify the source file yourself, or wait for the better version to be attached.
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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:44 pm

OK, no problem. They'll be ready tomorrow I just have to find an Acrobat Pro. I was actually using a convertor but it does't have option for bookmarks.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Spec8472 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:07 pm

Feel free to upload the PDFs here, if you need to upload larger files (>5MB), just say so and I'll increase your limit.

If someone wants to, and can make a working single MS Word doc, complete with Table of Contents, from which MS Reader, PDF, and such can be generated... please put it up here too.

Note, if the file type isn't in the allowed list - just zip it and upload.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:15 pm

OK, here we go. Check out this one and comment. If it's allright I'll make the rest tomorrow. It has tagged Bookmarks of the chapters, the Table of Content is also in hyperlinks, and the Shearem image is a link to sennadar.plebian.net.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Shadowhawk » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:12 pm

I have just browsed through your PDF version of "Tower of Sorcery", first book in Firestaff Series. The table of contents is in the bookmarks tab (although I don't know why the first item is the way it is), which is very nice. Table of contents is hyperlinked, which is also nice.

First of all, it is "Kael Chronicles", not "Keal Chronicles".

Second, and that might be because of default settings of the program you used to create the PDF file, the info reads "Titlle: Chapter 1" (should read: "Title: Tower of Sorcery" or "Title - Firestaff Series - 01 Tower of Sorcery"), "Subject:" (might read "Subject: Sennadar Series"), and "Author: Ian Cole" (should read "Author: James Galloway").

Third, what file did you use for shaeram image? I would also compose the first page differently, perhaps somewhat like the Scuttle cover: Book-1.jpg.

Thanks again for creating the PDF file.
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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:35 pm

Hmm, I forgot about the info, I'll fix that.

Keal. Missed it

I made that shaeram, I got creative in Corel. When I used the one that you posted for some reason the colours changed and it turn out rather ugly.

I also made a another cover, I forgot I could use the other one. I'll put the blue one I think it's better.
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Re: Books in PDF

Post by TStyle » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:34 am

I've got all the books in PDF form. Give me a day and I'll get the bookmarks setup in them and get them on the forums.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:02 am

You'll have to make them again, Added bookmarks don't always work.
Any ideas what I could make for covers of the rest of the books, or wether the person who did this one could do some more?

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:13 pm

Allright, at last I found some time today to finish this. Here are the first 5 books, the whole Sennadar series. They are supposed to be structured the same way. I've corrected the mistakes of the first version. Enjoy!

P.S. I'll make the Pyrisian books once I came back home, I want to make a different cover for them. So you'll have them about 26-27 Dec.
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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Metatrone » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:28 pm

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Shadowhawk » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:41 am

To CanisD and/or Spec8472: could you put PDF version of the books at http://sennadar.plebian.net/downloads.htm when they reach final version? Thanks in advance...
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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Spec8472 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:41 pm

Shadowhawk wrote:could you put PDF version of the books at http://sennadar.plebian.net/downloads.htm when they reach final version?
Yep, can do.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by Scuttle » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:00 pm

Metatrone wrote:Book 5
Hrm... While I applaude the initiative of creating pdfs, I do have some comments :)
First, justify the lines so they are of equal length, this makes the text much easier to read, especially when reading long texts.
Second, try to make the pages equally "long". If you flip through your pdfs you notice that some pages are shorted than others, probably because they end with an extra linebreak
Third, you have a nice index, but the pages have no numbers...:)

Oh, and what kind of pages are these meant for? 8,5x11, is that the "letter" size? We have a completely different size on our papers here in europe (A4 etc.) so I'm not that familiar.

My pdfs are still available at http://filer.frilansredaktionen.com/Lulu.zip

They are meant for "real" books at 6x9 inches.

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Re: Books in PDF

Post by medico69 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:09 am

Metatrone wrote:Allright, at last I found some time today to finish this. Here are the first 5 books, the whole Sennadar series. They are supposed to be structured the same way. I've corrected the mistakes of the first version. Enjoy!

P.S. I'll make the Pyrisian books once I came back home, I want to make a different cover for them. So you'll have them about 26-27 Dec.
I would really like it if you could post the Pyrisian series (books 1 & 2) as soon as possible. :wink:

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