When asking about e-books, please note that you can create two kinds at Lulu. PDF or ePub.
Please state if you mean an ePub or a PDF, because the files you need to create for them are very different.
The PDF is only for Lulu. If you want Amazon etc.you must have an epub.
Yes, that's true, but how the 'pages' files are created for both are very different, so it can possibly confuse people when they are asking about things like page numbers and headers and footers, to be told they do not have them, or much else in the way of formatting. But PDFs can have them! It's ePubs that do not have much in the way of 'traditional' book formatting. People do need to state which kind of e-book they mean.
I made a books with lots of photos and text. I wanted to make it into an ebook, but in the end had to construct a PDF because of the programmes I have on my computer.
Which are? I use MS Word and Adobe Paintshop Pro 95. ( although the 95 means from 1995! And I don't thing it was an Adobe prog then!)
I would have had to take each individual photo (and there are lots) and change them in another programme, then put the whole thing back together.
Well, yes, that's the usual way to do it, regardless of what type of book you are creating for. Images need to be tailored to fit the page or frame they are to go on to. Ones for ePubs often have to be a certain DPI also. Often a very low one!
ahhhhh. so I made a PDF file - no problems. It's now on Lulu but on no other sites.
The good thing about PDF files, is they are often formatted exactly like as for a printed book, so the files for a printed book can be used for a PDF book. I expect it's because a PDF can be printed out to create a 'book' (and do not forget that when it comes to Copyright.)
Ah, MS Word has many inbuilt templates, and many that can be downloaded also. If you click on New, there's dozens of template folders, one of which is Cards, with 85 editable card templates. It has quite a number of tools in Word that not many people realise are there. And there's 1000s on line.
The main handicap is owning a printer that card can be bunged in to.
Nah, it's cheap, have you seen the price of things like InDesign? That you can't even buy nowadays. It's so much a month, for ever! Some on here actually use it!
And I think Office and Word is the same now, but cheaper. Although you can buy Word as a one off download also.