Frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Layout and DTP.

The readability of your book.

Font size.

It is important that the corps or the font size is in balance with the spacing, the white space and the lines in your book. For someone who only reads a book it is things that do not immediately stand out, but wrong choice of a font, the font size and spacing can cause the book to look very unattractive and the readability of the book suddenly a lot less is becoming.

You have your manuscript / content ready and you want a professional layout for your book with a strikingly beautiful design, your book must be distinctive compared to the other books. Your book must stand out and sell ...!
We have that craftsmanship in house to be able to prepare and design a beautiful book for you. A book that attracts attention, lies well in the hand and reads well.

To give a book a good readability, it is important that a good font is carefully selected. A font that fits your book. This choice is quite specific, a children's book simply asks for a different font than a thriller or novel. This probably seems an easy choice, but you have to remember that there are thousands of fonts from which the best choice must be made.

Where we can help you in making your book. AZ can help you in drafting and designing your book in various ways. You can choose from various options. These are options that take all your work off your hands or options that you partially support in creating your book.

Workflow delivery method layout

The manual as a paper document may still be the best known, but 'online' and 'on device' manuals are gaining popularity. Various packages exist for the publication of these different output forms. These authoring / editing / publishing packages use a database in which texts are organized. A good modular management of these texts (with corresponding translations) stimulates reuse, which significantly reduces translation costs. The most used packages in the world of technical documentation and designing manuals are FrameMaker and Author-it.

The advantages of the layout software

Many writers of user manuals and technical documentation use this package. It is seen together with Arbortext's APP (3B2) as the best choice for XML / SGML automation of publications.

There is also a server version of this program, which is usually used to work together in groups.

The 2017 version of Adobe FrameMaker is the industry standard tool for writing and publishing multilingual technical content on mobile, web, desktop and print. Easily work with unstructured and structured content in the same documentation. Work faster and smarter with advanced XML / DITA capabilities. Publish content as responsive HTML5, mobile app, PDF, EPUB and more.

Digital publications.

A PDF, interactive PDF and e-Pubs.

Digital?

Om e-boeken te kunnen lezen op een mobiel apparaat of een pc is speciale software nodig, vaak met Digital Rights Management. Met het woord reader kan de apparatuur worden bedoeld, maar ook deze software. Er zijn vele e-bookreadersprogramma's in omloop. Allemaal gebruiken ze hun eigen formaat. De bekendste readers en formaten zijn: pdf (wordt op mobiele apparaten steeds minder gebruikt), Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, ePub en het in de volksmond genoemde "pdb"-formaat. Mobipocket was een Frans bedrijf tot het in 2005 door Amazon werd overgenomen. Inmiddels zijn de gebruiksmogelijkheden van dit formaat beperkt, door opkomst van ePub. De Kindle-reader van Amazon kan uitsluitend gebruikt worden met e-boeken in prc-formaat.

An e-book (or e-book) is a collective name for digital documents that can be displayed on an e-reader as well as on screens of computers and smartphones. This concerns both texts that have previously (or simultaneously) appeared on paper, as a conventional book, as well as texts that have been written exclusively for digital use. E-books usually have a chapter division just like an ordinary book. Text, images and animated videos can be displayed.

Digital books come in many file formats and they are read on a wide variety of equipment. Initially, e-books were read on a desktop computer or laptop, later also on PDAs and pocket PCs, smartphones and other mobile devices. The disadvantage of many of the smaller mobile devices is the small screen that makes reading more difficult. A new development is the specialized e-book readers based on e-paper, such as the Kindle from the American Amazon or the iLiad from the Eindhoven based company iRex Technologies. These devices use e-ink which gives them a quiet image, in contrast to the screen of a computer or mobile phone. They are less or not suitable for other functions, such as surfing the web and watching video due to the lack of color and the slow page layout. The Apple iPad also presents itself as a device to read books, in addition to many other functions, but does have an LCD instead of an e-ink screen.

The advantages that users of e-books refer to are: light in weight, the possibility to carry an almost unlimited number of books, to determine the background color and to be able to set the font and / or size. The more specialized e-readers, such as the iLiad, provide a larger screen in combination with a longer battery life. Moreover, the image is sharper. With e-Ink, the device only uses power when building up the image. Afterwards, the letters remain visible on the "electronic paper". On the other hand, this screen can not be read in the dark. Sometimes there is a light on the device (which of course costs electricity).

What is an ePub file?

EPUB is an e-book file format with the extension .epub that can be downloaded and read on devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers. It is a technical standard published by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). The term is an abbreviation for electronic publication and is sometimes styled ePub.

What is a Kindle file?

EPUB is a common ebook format around the web, but the Kindle can not read it natively. That's no problem; you can convert files .epub to read Mobi files for the Kindle. The key is a free piece of software called Caliber.

What is a AZW file?

The AZW file type was developed by Amazon for use with their range of Kindle eBook readers. The native format is used for eBooks that require DRM protection. The format is the same as the MOBI file type used for titles that do not require DRM.

What is an eBook file?

ePub-This electronic publication is the most widely supported vendor, and can be used on a variety of devices, including iPad, iPhone, Nook, Sony Reader and Android phone, but not on the Kindle. AZW-Used by Amazon for the Kindle books, AZW contains many benefits of an earlier format called MOBI.

What is a PDF document?

Part of the Glossary Printers: ... PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that captures all elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print or forward to someone else. PDF files are created with Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Capture, or similar products.

What is an interactive PDF?

Creating a dynamic PDF document is a good way to create an interactive slide show. You can create interactive documents with buttons, movies and sound clips, hyperlinks, bookmarks and page transitions. You can also set up documents in InDesign that can be converted to forms in Acrobat.

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