Creating ePub e-books on Windows

What you need

1. Set up your chosen calendar

You only need to do this once, the first time you use Universalis.

Universalis gives you various local calendars, for various parts of the world. If you haven't already done so, you should tell Universalis which calendar you want.

To do this, open the Universalis program and bring up the calendar, using the command Date > Show Calendar.

The calendar window will have the name of the currently chosen local calendar at the top. If this isn't the calendar you want, press the "Change Local Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar window.

2. Create the ePub e-book on your PC

With the Universalis program open, use the command File > Create e-book.

Then follow the instructions on the screen. Universalis will ask you what e-book format you want: choose ePub, not Kindle. Then it will ask you what dates you want to cover in your e-book, and what pages you want for each day.

Finally, Universalis will create the e-book you have asked for.

When the e-book is ready, this is what you will see:

The final step is to transfer the file to your e-book reader.

3. Get the e-book onto your device

Each e-book reader is different. But your device will have come with instructions for transferring e-book files to it from your PC.

  1. Start by pressing "Save to Desktop". This will move the newly-created e-book file onto your desktop, where you'll be able to find it easily.
  2. Follow the instructions that came with your device. Often these will involve plugging your device into your PC, dragging the e-book file from your desktop to your device. But do read the instructions, because often you have to aim for a specific folder in the device and sometimes there are steps you need to take after you have dragged the file.
  3. Finally, you can delete the copy of the e-book that is sitting on your desktop, because you don't need it any more.

Please note that the e-books you create are for your private use only and must not be given or distributed to other people.