|What is a PDF?|
PDF stands for 'Portable Document Format' and was developed by Adobe for easy transfer of documents to multiple platforms such as Windows or Mac.
|Why can't I open the PDF version of a story?|
You will need a PDF reader, you can download a FREE PDF reader from Adobe:
Acrobat Reader Latest Version: 6.x.
Acrobat Reader Old Versions: 4.x, 5.x.
This will allow you to open the PDF versions of stories.
|How do I create a PDF of my completed story?|
Go to your story manager and click on the 'notepad' icon of the desired story. If it is eligible, it will have an option called 'PDF download available'. Choose 'yes' for this option and click on update; the system will then create a PDF for your story so members can download it.
This feature is for completed stories ONLY.
|Do you record how many times members download PDF versions of our stories?|
|Do you record who downloads PDF versions of our stories?|
No, but the information could be extracted from the weblogs, if needed.
|What if I don't have a PDF option in my story Manager?|
PDF creation is available on completed, published submissions only. If your story is incomplete or is still awaiting approval for publichation, you will not have the option to create a PDF Book.
|If my PDF formatting looks messy, what can I do?|
For best results, make sure your story formatting is set to 'Paragraphs' in your story options (under the notepad icon). Don't forget to create your own 'Copyright', 'Acknowledgements' and 'Author's Notes' pages for your PDF Book as well.
Make sure your chapter notes are placed in the 'notes' section of your story. They will be removed from the PDF version to create a cleaner final product.
|My chapter notes are not in my PDF eBook. What happened?|
Chapter notes are removed from the PDF eBook to make it read more like a book. If you would like author's notes, you should add them at the end using the supplied chapter.
|How do I download a PDF eBook?|
If it is available to download, the option will be in the summary/story article.
|Can you create a PDF version of a story so I can download it?|
Sorry, the option to have PDF versions available is only up to the author of the story. No exceptions will be made.
|An author has removed the PDF version of their story. Can you re-create it for me?|
Sorry, there is nothing we can do as the decision is up to the author. However, you can try a PM to them and ask.
|Can I distribute the PDF eBooks on my website?|
No. If you are not the author of the story, the PDF eBooks are for distribution from Aria's Ink only. If you are the author, please refer to this specific FAQ.
|Can I share the PDF eBooks with my friends?|
No. If your friends want the PDF eBooks they will need to create an account on AI and download them.
|Why doesn't my PDF reader open the PDF eBook?|
The PDF eBooks require a PDF reader that can read Acrobat 4.x PDF documents. Check to make sure you have an current version.
|I am the author of a PDF eBook. Can I distribute it on my own site?|
As long as it's your own personal site (owned and controlled by you), the PDF eBooks are your own works, have not been modified in anyway when you downloaded it from the site and are still available for download on Aria's Ink, you can have them for distribution on your own site. If the PDF eBook or Story is removed from Aria's Ink or you account is disabled (by you or the system) you must remove the PDF eBooks from you own site.
|It's my story!!!!!11 What right do you have telling me where I can share it?|
We are not telling you how you can share your story. However, the PDF version was created using our services under rules you must abide by when you became a member. The rules for the PDF distribution of your story are clear.
|Why did you decide to create PDF eBooks?|
Many stories are long and can take a while to read. This consumes a lot of internet time and, in case you need a brief lesson in economics, time costs money. If the story is available for download it makes it easier and cheaper to read offline. Also, PDF eBooks look much nicer and make the story feel more like a book.
|I have updated my story. Does this update my PDF eBook?|
No, you need to manually update the PDF eBook. Edit your story and right under the 'PDF download available' option you will see a new option: 'Update PDF Document'. Select 'Yes' and click update; this will update the PDF version and re-submit it into the New PDF Books Queue.
|I clicked on the 'incomplete' option in my story and my PDF eBook was removed. Why?|
PDF eBooks are only available on completed submissions. Click on 'completed' and it will recreate the PDF eBook. Please do not abuse this feature by creating a new eBook with every new chapter you post (as the misuse could lead to your stories being blacklisted and/or your account disabled).
|Why can't I download the PDF eBooks? The PDF Icons are not clickable.|
You need to be logged into you member account and able to read the story (NC17 & R rated stories are age dependent) to be able to download the PDF eBooks.
|There is no PDF Icon on a story I want. Why not?|
The author of that story has either chosen not to create the PDF Book or the story is incomplete.
|Why were the HTML tags removed from my PDF eBook?|
The PDF eBooks currently do not support HTML codes (i.e. italics, bold, underline, etc.).
|Can you tell an author to create PDF eBooks of their stories?|
Sorry, but no. Perhaps you could ask the author yourself (through PM or email). If the demand is that high enough, they may choose to enable the PDF eBook option.
|Are the PDF eBooks enabled by default?|
No, you must go into you stories and enable them yourselves. You can do this by going to story manager and clicking on the notepad icon and selecting 'Yes' under 'PDF Download Available'.
|Can I modify the contents of a PDF eBook file?|
No. Once the PDF eBook file is created it must remain in its original state: you must not modify the contents or the file in any way.
|Am I allowed to print the eBook?|
As long as it's for personal use and printing is not disabled, yes. Hey, it's your paper and ink.