Best Book Formatting Software

Best-of-breed book formatting software

The best chances are given to you by a professional book designer/layout artist. It also allows you to format for publication (e.g. at Amazon or Barnes & Noble). Free, downloadable book cover templates.

Is there anyone who can suggest good books that offer real formatting aids? It is therefore a good choice for designing books in print and digital format.

Book Formatting Help - What software do you use to help with formatting your book? {@1-50 of 66}

Do you want to tell us what you use to style your book, it could be Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Open Office.... something else? Hello Jo, I am using Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Every year I receive several hundred book scripts and about 90-95% were typed in Microsoft Word, often Word for Mac.

I am surprised, because in forums like this one the number of Word visitors seems to be much lower. However, I do my formatting in Word after using the "nuclear option" in the Smashwords Style Guide to insert it into Notepad to get out of any auto formatting. I' m designing in Scrivener, but then I change to MS Word for later book releases.

This is because I mentioned Scrivener has eBook issue formatting option when you connect Child Laying, but I have never used it in rage. Word Microsoft is the b/w I use for my smash words entries attm ( "Smashwords have a thorough MS Word document stylesheet that is useful ), although I am considering using their ePub filing option in the near term, which means that I will use what I have for my Kindle generating, Mobipocket Creator.

I' m using Mobipocket's html converting options because I think I can do things quite accurately with html so I can pre-format the design in Microsoft Word when I look and substitute and then go to the text/coding editors to exit and verify my html when I've done most of the html tag cutting and pasting.

Tim wrote: "Hello Jo, I use Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Pro. I' ll get a hundred books..." Hello Tim, I use Microsoft Word in Windows until I got my Mac last year. Do you seem to use a variety of software, which do you like? I' planning to learn HTML for formatting this year, I don't know how that will change the way I get my Word now.

I do my formatting in Word after using the "nuclear option" in the Smashwords Style Guide to insert it into Notepad to remove any autofor....". Hello Meredith, This is how I would reformat an e-book, even though I copy and past specific (unformatted text) into my e-book style sheet.

It' about the same as the atomic technique, which removes all formatting present. I' m designing in Scrivener, but then I change to MS Word for later book releases. I' m mentioning Scrivener because it has a formatting facility for the eBook output...." Hello Sophie, it seems like a tricky way to do things, the whole point of why I say that both Amazon and Smashword's Word docs are accepting.... I can ask what distinction is there if you do it your way?

What are the advantages you don't have with Word? I' m programming notepad++ ebooks (one for mobili, one for EPUB), compiling them into zipped archives and running them through the EPUB vald. Then, I use Kindle Previewer/Kindlegen to create the Kindlespecific Kindle Previewer/child laying program and create the MIDI data in MP3/A. Utilities: Net for images, Word for Smashwords and Scrivener for my own typing and creating PDFs.

I' m using Calibre to verify EPUBs, ncx, navigate and link to them. I' m checking Kindle manuals on my Kindle equipment (don't fully trusty enough of the on-line previewers). 99 cents ) which is a step-by-step tutorial on how to reformat your e-book to upload (although Kindle, Smashwords and Kobo - everyone has some extra changes that I need to make, but not much.

A few good tips: Microsoft Office Mostly, but I'm well acquainted with all the other text editors. 12: Jo wrote: "Sophie wrote: "Hello, I'm writing/publishing eBooks. I' m designing in Scrivener, but then I change to MS Wor for later book releases. I' m mentioning Scrivener because it's an eBook edition for...."

I always double-check for Smashwords in my documents because World has a bad practice of putting documents in concealed books and the like. I' m writing all in Scrivener and I vow on it. I' m able to move and work on things so much quicker than in Microsoft Office. Once it's done, I sort it to Microsoft Office Wordpro, unformat it and work through Mark Coker's formatting instructions.

I' ll do some optimizations myself and have my Smashwords file-formate. It' just a few easy footsteps to create a KDP file system. My next book is also about how good Scrivener's formatting tool is. In theory, I could spew definitive e-book data directly from Scrivener. I' m writing all in Scrivener and I vow on it.

I' m able to move and work on things so much quicker than in Microsoft Office. After it is done, I sort it to Microsoft Outlook, delete all formatting and..." Scrivener is my favorite. Scripter has the skills to make good e-books. This is the main issue when using text editors.

SEE what is on the monitor instead of what ends up in the e-book. They need to be careful about your types and specific formatting, and make sure you don't accidentally do something that works AGAINST the e-book gadgets. And while Scrivener is good with images, it tends to inflate the file.

What makes Scrivener so nice is that it's easy to use and quick. A big disadvantage, which I found with Scrivener, is that it reaches to the extreme. So, all the old encoding is still in the e-book and that can cause some strange NEW issues. When that happens, the best thing I can suggest is to throw the corrupted files away and restart them.

Ugly, and I concur that readers are very choosy about formatting. 17: Hello everyone, I'm using NoTpad. My graphic design staff uses InDesign as a book and e-book editor to create exports of Adobe Reader and InDesign. My IT staff uses html and xtml software for advanced encapsulated eepubs and mobipockets ( "embedded reads along features", animations, songs, narration etc.), because the level of complexities is very high.

The majority of fiction can be formatted very easily with Smashwords/KDP utilities and still look very good until now. Note 21: I have just changed to Scrivener. It' a very extensive application, and since I have a Mac, I don't need to import my Pages file into Word to be formatted for Kindle.

We provide book formatting and use Adobe InDesign in all our publications, for both printing and e-book converting. Like InDesign, it is very user-friendly and has a very advanced function in comparison to MS Word. Thanks, I usually work in Scrivener. I did everything for Linger in Scrivener and InDesign (with the help of a colleague).

A co-worker says it's simpler to use formatting for e-books and printing with InDesign and - although it's a very progressive application - InDesign has a simpler feel than MSWord. - Note 24: I've just begun to use Touchpad++ and I won't return to the initial Notpad. This really does depend on what kind of file type the server wants, e.g. for . epoxy, I write in Touchpad++, converts to Calibre and cleans it in Sigil.

For. PPC C or. Mobile I use the Smashwords Styleguide in MS Word, then the converter in Mobipocket. I use InDesign for PODs. Thank you for all your remarks, many interesting formatting suggestions. Posting 27: Is there anyone who can suggest good textbooks that offer true formatting aids?

I' m using Word (now Word for Mac) and Photoshop, then I' m following the directions on amazon's Create Space. As Jo wrote: "Can anyone suggest good textbooks that offer genuine formatting aids? When you use Child Laying, you can get higher-grade pictures, but when you run it through the HTML edition of Word, you get the feared small typeface issue (which was also created by the InDesign plug-in, don't know if it still is).

As Tim wrote: "Jo wrote: "Can anyone suggest good textbooks that offer true formatting aids? I' m going to support the value and utility of Paul's book. It shows you how to create an e-book from the inside out. Tim wrote: "Jo wrote: "Can anyone suggest good textbooks that offer true formatting aids?

I' m typing, working on and formatting everything with MS Word 2007 incl. creating link to title chapters and saving it inoc. I' ll follow the Smashwords formatting and styling instructions and then use MobiPocket Creator and Calibre for conversion and testing. Up to now I have had no problem, no Auto cousin bugs and no problem with the Smashwords Premium catalogue or Amazon:

Write and edit in Word and then remove all foreign source text from Word with Notepad ++. Then, I use Guido Henkel's excellent contributions to apply formatting (bold, heels, etc.), see: http://guidohenkel. com/2010/12/take-p..... Write and edit in Word and then remove all foreign source text from Word with Notepad ++.

Then, I insert formatting (bold, heels, etc.) with the help of Guido Henkel's Bri...." However, does this not delete all your formatting, e.g. italic? Write and edit in Word and then remove all foreign source text from Word with Notepad ++. Then, I insert formatting (bold, heels, etc.) with the help of Guid...."

Write and edit in Word and then remove all foreign source text from Word with Notepad ++. Then, I insert the formatting (bold, heels, etc.) with the..." To the subject, my eBooking uses the following software (not in straight order): I googled book formatting software and I'm not sure Google knows what I mean.

Maybe one of you knows a programme with which I could copy my script from Word and insert it into the programme, with the effect that it comes out in the right pocketbook notation? I used to do it "by hand" in Word, so to say, and it almost drove me mad.

Usually I take four sheets of sheet of sheet metal, fold the pile in half and number the pages from right to wrong so I can find out which page would be followed in Word for it to print out. Hello, I'm not sure why you do this, but I think you want to see what your book will look like when it's reprinted well.

If you are printing your book at home, it will be on an A4 page, but if you have adjusted the page sizes and borders correctly, the text will give you a good picture of how the final page will be. It can be made available to your printer/publisher who will impose a page in prepress before it is used.

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