Program for Writing Seforim (advice needed)

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    ymosko
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    Dear CoffeeRoom,

    I am looking for a program, which will enable me to DIY seforim publisher. the program must have Hebrew support, and be a program that will allow me to manipulate the page so I can have different size columns in different parts of the page.

    for example, I would like to have the main text with a Pirush on the bottom and then a small column on the right or left side (depending on the page) with comments.

    thank you.

    #996660
    sem613
    Participant

    are you looking for something that would print it also, or just something that you can format? and then export to print somewhere

    because if its just formatting, it may be enough to use something like Microsoft Publisher. (although you would have to find something that flips the order of hte pages, but that shouldnt be too hard)

    if you’re looking for something that prints also, I would suggest looking in Israel as that is where you would find decent Hebrew support

    #996661
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Microsoft Word.

    #996662
    blockhead
    Participant

    Microsoft Word is a horrible idea for that. You need desktop publishing software like Microsoft Publish.

    #996663
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    First write it, than worry about publication.

    #996664
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Microsoft word is plenty sufficient for this.

    #996665
    WIY
    Member

    If you need material for the sefer contact me.

    #996666
    ymosko
    Member

    Thank You to all the respondents.

    I am not looking to publish the safer my self but rather give it to a printer, pretty much print ready (ideally). I have most of the materiel in written format and I want to now transfer it from the a written format to a print format…

    Is there anyone who can direct me in either word or publisher on accomplishing the format I desire?

    again, any suggestions are welcomed. and thank you.

    #996667
    sem613
    Participant

    basicly in publisher it is very easy to make the text boxes where you want them and have the text “flow” from the text on one page to the next if you want to do funky formating with columns or whatever. Word is great if you are doing straightforward, text and footnotes.

    both are relativly user friendly and have plenty of tutorials online

    #996668
    ymosko
    Member

    i have used word and i find it difficult to shticky formatting. i guess ill try publisher.

    does publisher have a option of making a book in it?

    #996669
    sem613
    Participant

    what do you mean by the option of making a book? of making it look like a book or of them printing it for you?

    or just that you can export it in something printable?

    I’m really not sure because the right-to-left langauge thing may give you a bit of trouble

    #996670
    SayIDidIt™
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    I highly doubt Publisher is what you are looking for. I mean, it does have a right to left option, but besides for that, I don’t think it’s made for professional books. It’s more for basic cards and letters. And I don’t see how you can manipulate text boxes to turn and grow and shrink (like in Gemara, Sulchan Aruch ect.)

    I don’t know and it seems like noone on YW ever printed a Sefer [we are all too busy wasting our lives here …]

    Try to find someone in your community or BM that published a Sefer and ask him.

    Hatzlacha!!

    SiDi™

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