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Format It Yourself is a Step-by-Step guide, specifically written and illustrated to help authors format their books. Whether you are publishing through CreateSpace, Kindle, or any other outlet, one of the greatest challenges is preparing and typesetting the book. This formatting manual is an in-depth typesetting Master-Class with over 60 Screenshots for guidance.
This logical, sequentially presented handbook teaches readers exactly how to typeset according to traditional convention. Speed up your normal workflow, and reduce frustration. The information will lead you to a quicker and smarter way of writing. Would you like to spend less time wrestling with formatting gremlins, and more on penning your next novel?
This book doesn’t promise the impossible. It delivers on what can be done by the reader. You cannot typeset your book in sixty minutes, or in an afternoon - if you want to do it properly. Learn all the tips and secrets straight from a professional. Let me walk you through the right way to Format It Yourself!
Let’s face it; if you knew how to code a proper e-Book, you wouldn’t need a formatting ‘bible’. Discover how to implement simple tweaks in your electronic book’s HTML code. Familiarise yourself with the most common and frustrating formatting errors, and how best to avoid them. I will warn you about which elements will fail to convert properly. I find these same issues with many of my clients’ manuscripts.
While Format It Yourself focuses on Microsoft Word, the theory and solutions can be applied to any word processing software. Numerous links to free software and useful websites will assist you in finalising your book.
Here are just a few of the topics covered: The word processing document; Custom Shortcuts; Smart Styles and Rogue Orphan Styles; Widows, Orphans, Columns, and Rivers; Page Breaks; Hyphenation; Table of Content; The NCX TOC; Images and Inserts; Hyperlinks; Indexes and Footnotes; Mac