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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Style Writing

Style Writing seems to be an on going learning curve. One moment you think you have it and then you find there is something else which is needed. I will recommend anyone who is going to format an e-book to use the free e-book about Style Writing from Smashwords.  Once you get your head around it, it is really good.  Easy to navigate and use though you may need to forget some of the things you think you already know about Microsoft Word.

Yesterday I realised I could implement different styles of writing how I wanted them to look rather than what was already set up by Word. With this said I now have different styles for Book Titles, Author name, Chapters, Centered, Italics, Indents, No Indents etc. Each have their own specialties making my typing automatic when I click on that particular style.  It is brilliant.

Two things I learnt yesterday was how not to use Tabs and Page Breaks. This wonderful book even shows you how to get rid of Tabs without trawling through your document.

Today I will be re-learning how to do  Linked Contents Pages, for some strange reason I can't get my old ones to work properly and you really need to have linked chapters so your reader can read anywhere they please.

Don't forget most e-books don't have page numbers!!

Style writing has also taught me a few things about how to set up a book for printing, some of the styles you use are the same, the major difference is page numbers and generally no links though printed books will have websites where you can look for other reading material by the same author.

Good look and have fun :D

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