This concept of reflowability led me to search through many pdf e-books to see if any included the feature. Unfortunately not, not even when reading in the Acrobat Reader app. The font is usually quite small, so what I do is turn the phone horizontally and pinch the screen to adjust the text size. Not practical. Unfortunately, the same happens in my dictionary.
When it comes to platforms, it isn't always easy to make a wise decision, because each of them has interesting features that sometimes aren't found in others. Having all the necessary features in one format is impossible, as far as I know.
I eventually gave up on these possibilities and started googling deeper about pdf. I needed multimedia features, because I wanted to insert images, videos and hyperlinks. At a certain point I even considered buying Acrobat. A bit too expensive, though! But as I explored, I came to the conclusion that there were many programs that allowed converting to pdf and merging the two files I had, Excel and Word. In fact, I didn’t even need to leave Excel and Word. I could save each file as .pdf and then copy-paste one into the other. How simple it was after all. Why didn’t I think of that earlier? Why did I have to go down a complicated path?
Publishing my e-dictionary finally seemed to be on the right track. The pieces of the puzzle were coming together in a much simpler way than I thought. And the end product came to be.
The lesson learned and confirmed once again: It pays to be persistent and “explore, explore, explore”!
How to self-publish an ebook