Quick Start

Hederis:Convert is a professional book publishing tool for quickly creating beautiful, high-quality books. You provide a single Microsoft Word file containing your full book text along with any images that you use in the book (and a cover file if you’ve got one), and Hederis:Convert will process it automatically into a laid-out, print-ready PDF, and a fully-accessible and standards-conformant EPUB file. You’ll also get an updated Microsoft Word file and an HTML version of your book.

In the navigation menu, you’ll see a list of all the topics in this documentation, which should also give you a sense of all the things you can do with Hederis:Convert.

Here are some useful links to get you started:

The first thing you want to do is upload a manuscript.

After you’ve uploaded a manuscript for the first time:

Make sure you understand the difference between paragraphs, wrappers, and sections

Adjust the Word Styles and tagging in your updated Word file

Add any images that you want to use in the book

You can also customize the design and make it your own:

Customize the design of specific paragraphs

Customize the design of entire groups of paragraphs

Create a custom design template

You’ll need to take a few extra steps to prepare your files for distribution:

PDF preflight

EPUB validation

And finally, here’s a quick primer on how to create a publishing workflow using Hederis:Convert, but we’re always happy to meet with your team to help put together a workflow that works for you – email us at info@hederis.com.