Creating PDF Documents on a PC

How to make Fun PDF Ebooks on a PC with WORD


Are boring PDF ebooks making you frown?

You are in the right place! Learn how to quickly make AWESOME & Engaging PDF Ebooks on a PC with WORD

The key to creating FUN ebooks starts in your WORD program. After all, the easiest way that I know of to create a PDF is to make a word doc and use SAVE AS to save the document as a PDF.

Easy. Free. Nice! 

So now you just need to figure out what you can do to make your WORD doc look AWESOME, so that your Ebook looks awesome and fit your style- or your biz style.

There are many, many ways that you can jazz up your word doc. Here are a few ideas to help you. Feel free to mix & match until you find a great “look” that you just LOVE:

1. Use the Header & Footer features on your Word doc to give each page a consistent look & feel. You can choose from a wide range of type styles or create your own signature Header or Footer by adding an image in the header or footer area.

2. Use a clear & easy to read font for your ebook, in size 12 or 14.

3. Add your copy and images the same way that you would when creating any document.

4. Re-Size the percent of your document (in the lower right corner of the page) so you can “see” more than one page. This will give you a better feel for the overall look of your document and ebook.

5. Use a border around the edges of your content- to make your ebook POP!


So take one, two or more of these suggestions and make your next ebook Awesome!

P.S. Are you the kind that learns best from lots of videos & screenshots?

Consider our self- paced e course “DIY Awesome PDF E-Books!

Click HERE for more information (coming soon! )

What is Phishing?

 A little cyber tip about phishing….

A pastime for Cyber-criminals is phishing. This is when they “fish” for your personal information like your bank and credit card information.

There are warnings encouraging you protect yourself, so we are going to join the chorus. The Internet, Smart phones, and other techno gadgets can be fun; yet fear of these criminal’s actions cause many of us want to run from the internet.

So here is the big rule:

Do not give your personal information, your bank account information, your credit card information to anyone that you do not know or did not initiate  – over the internet, through an unsolicited phone call, e-mail, text message, etc. 

The activity of trying to get this information from you is call phishing, and literally are crooks fishing for people to give them access to their financial accounts.

Your bank will call you and will already have your information if there is a problem. Likewise with your credit card companies, they will have your account numbers. 

For the most part people are good and it is good that we trust, but cyber crooks are counting on your faith in people to turn your accounts over to them. Be wise and protect what is yours.

If you think there might be a problem call your bank and credit card companies personally and tell them why you are calling. They will tell you if there is a problem and you will know that you are taking to them and not a phisher.

For you own surfing safety: avoid clicking on links,  filling out forms, or texting information back to unsolicited addresses & phone numbers numbers. If in doubt, verify! 

Have fun, shop online even, but be wise and protect you information,


Computer Help: The Desktop


The idea to help people develop computer skills through a blog has been a long standing ambition for us. When we first came up with the idea we called for ourselves, Silver Surfer Tutors. We created a blog and created some PC focused videos for people to watch and learn some basic skills, so they could have some fun with social media.

Even though CXD’s focus is more on social media creation we thought that some of the computer basics might be beneficial for some of our clients. So whether you are a “Silver Surfer” or just not unsure about computers,  here are some computer basics…. 

The computer’s desktop is the screen that opens when your computer is on.

Here is a short video explaining the desktop, some of its functions. As well as some basic computer navigation and parts.

Some other important things to know. The thumb/ flash drives plug into your computer’s USB port that looks like this:

There is a right way and a wrong way to plug in a flash drive.

Note the top and the bottom:  

The flash drive has a space for the top of the USB Port to plug into.

The CD goes in to a drawer like slot: 

To save on the hard drive or directly to the computer you can save right to your desktop. We will talk about this more in another video when we discuss programs and word processing.

Thank you for reading and watching!



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