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Help+Manual offers you two distinct ways to create your eWriter books. The simplest option is to use the new, stand-alone .ewriter books that automatically prompt the user to install the free eWriter Viewer from the Windows Store if they don't already have it. However, you can also continue to use the existing EXE format, both as a stand-alone option and in combination with both current and previous eWriter data books.

See Distributing eWriter eBooks for some important instructions and tips.

Default: eWriter data book

Neutral format that can be distributed without any restrictions.

Can be viewed either with the new eWriter Viewer app or the EXE viewer books used as a viewer app (old method, deprecated, see bottom of page below).

Windows 10 users who don't have the viewer are prompted to install the Windows Store eWriter Viewer when they try to open an .ewriter book file. You need to use the .ewriter extension for your eWriter files for this to work, because that is the extension registered with the Windows Store.

Downloadable eWriter Viewer installers available for users on earlier versions of Windows.

Optional: EXE eBook with data and viewer in a single file

All-in-one: Can be used directly by users who don't have online access to the Windows Store. Also works on Windows XP, 7 and Vista.

Does require distribution of an EXE file, which you should sign with a digital code signing certificate.

Old Option: EXE eBook as a viewer and separate data book

If you wish you can still create one EXE eWriter book as the main viewer and use it to open other eWriter books. However, there is really no need to do this any more. Windows 10 users can automatically get the Windows Store app and users on earlier versions of Windows can download the free installer for the standard version of the viewer app, which also works on all later versions of Windows.