Book Format in wordWord book format
Format print books with Word
Like I said in my earlier article about using Word to format e-books, I get that some of you are typing assistants and sorcerers, all of you who run away with "fantastic" word processors like Scrivener, but there are quite a few of us, just two fingers morals still plowing our solitary fissures with this fortress of word processors, the powerful Microsoft® Word.
While we wouldn't just let a welding man do the welding, we just let an admin walk his way through Word. Formatting a printout is an easy task that experienced developers have incorporated into Word for us. First, you choose the dimensions of your book.
You can find a book on your bookcase the way it should be. Test it and adjust your page in Word so that it is exactly that. Both Ingram and Createspace supports a broad variety of values, but some, to put it poorly, "are more than others". First, not all industrial standard file types (such as Format A) are compatible with Indie Authors.
Then those that are can be confined in the kind of color ink and envelope format that they can take. So if you want your book to be produced in monochrome without in-house illustration on cream wrapped sheet with a matt envelope, go to CreateSpace and Ingram and see if they fit these items in the desired area.
The detective stories are black and white text on cream-colored sheet of hardcover with a matte binding in a total book format of 8.00 inch x 5.25 inch. This is the resulting line within Ingram: So I went to Createspace and download one of their Word artwork for a book that was 8×5. 25 and this was my whereabouts.
The download of a page is by far the way to adjust your page sizes, as it also sets up your page borders for you. However, in case you don't have it, you also need to know about the spread. Determine your profit margin. When it comes to the edges, a pocketbook is a weird animal.
Your borders will differ according to the page sizes and the number of pages and thus the'thickness' of the book. They also need to be moved and reflected - as in, just think you have a book in front of you. The" outer" edges are different from the inner ones, but must be the same throughout.
Fortunately, Word does all this for you in a single dialog window. Simply go to Page Layouts on the Ribbon, choose Borders, and then at the bottom of the Custom Borders group. Find out how to fracture your documents. Your documents must be divided into chapters.
This is because in some of your documents you want page numbers in the footnote (or in the headline if you want to be trendy), but in other parts of the book, such as the cover and copyrights pages, you won't want numbers. In order to do all these "tricky" things, you must have section changes in your work.
The good part is, Word makes it simple. Just place the pointer at the bottom of a page, click Page Layout, and from the drop-down menu next to the word Breaks you will see the' Section Switch - Next Page' option. Chose it and Word will not only insert a section change, but also a new page.
Select Actual Location and then enter the desired page number format. In the " Options " group, on the " Theme " page layout page, activate the " Various odd and even pages " option, as you also need them. You can use uniform format for section headings and "scene breaks". CreateSpace and Ingram are great ways to be creatively and artistically and, as long as you store the file correctly, you'll see what you get from CreateSpace and Ingram.
Be sure that the unit you are using for a change of scenery, be it three *** or a complicated line with diamond and geometry or a fleur-de-lys, is evenly spaced. Download your PDF-A. CREA space records your internal data as a Word-Dokument. Then it will be processed and converted to your desired format for you, but the bottom of the page may be slightly scored and missed and sometimes, if you have a page that is "full" of text in the bottom line, create space may from time to time "throw" the last line onto the next page and you end up with what is often referred to as an Orphanline.
Do not want orphaned rows, not least because it is an additional page in your book for no good cause and each page pushes up the cost of it. ngram Spark does not accepts a rough Word-files. CreateSpace and Ingram Spark both support PDF-A format, which means that you have a PDF that you can trust for page layouts and page breakouts because what you enter is blocked.
In other words, don't waste your precious valuable hassle by uploading the same PDF-A format to Ingram Spark and CreateSpace. In Word, go to the File menu, click File As, browse to the location where you want to store your file, and start saving it as a Word workbook. Then go back to the File Name, browse to the same directory and this case go to the drop-down list under the file name and click PDF.
As soon as you do, you will see a small pushbutton named Option. If you click on it, you will see a dialog window with the following settings. Do not change the other standard settings, click OK, verify the desired file name, and then click OK.
Just load this PDF into Createspace and Ingram Spark and you're done. Obviously there are a few other things you need to do before you either start uploading to Ingram Spark or Createspace.... How to complete your book, let it edit in a professional manner, get a sleek design covered (including a big spine), grade your front and end subject and paste your IBN, but other than the little problems, if you do the hints above, you will be well on your way.
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