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Frequent mistakes when typing a book in Microsoft Word
You should seperate typing from formating when you write your text. There are, however, a few things you can do when you write your books in Microsoft Word that can help you format your books and avoid mistakes when you format them. The following are some of the most frequent problems I see in books sent to Jera Publishing for reformat.
When you have already typed a paper in Word and it has some of these problems, don't you have to be worried! You can use many Find and Substitute functions in Word to fix them. When you are not sure which Find/Replace is the best way to fix your problem, please post a note that describes your situation, and I will answer you with a Find and Replace so you can try.
First thing you want to do is format your markups by switching to the Show / Hide symbol in Microsoft Word. In Word 2016, the place for this is shown below. It will show you all reformatting instructions in your Word file. The first line of the paragraph indentation:
Do not use additional blanks or tabulators to indente the first line of each section. Your beautician uses styles to format the first line of the page to insert the heel. When you have used additional blanks or tabulators to make a indentation in your documents, they must be deleted from your doc.
Incorrect: The cause why many folks do this is the standard plain text styles in Microsoft Word are configured so that the first line of a section is not indented. Writers accidentally make a indentation by hand so they can differentiate sales hyphens without realising that they should change the styles to do this inadvertently.
Rather than add the indent with blanks or tabulators, you should change the styles you use for the title text if you use the default Word setting, this would probably be the regular one. Right-click the regular styles in the Home / Styles toolbar in Word 2016.
Then, select the Do not include blanks between sections of the same styles box. If you now input your text in Word with the regular styles and press return to begin a new section, it will be indent and no additional blanks or tabulators should be used. Sending your documents to your favorite designers does not require them to delete tab or blank characters, which speeds up your work and reduces the chance of mistakes (and your designers will like you).
A further frequent error that writers make is the addition of two or more carriage returns between clauses (more than once at the end of a clause, press Enter). The Microsoft Word Standard Styles defaults in older Word releases are configured so that by default no spaces are added between sentences, so writers have learnt to insert them with additional carriage returns instead of changing the stylesettings.
FALSE: Your beechwood guide must eliminate all these additional heel wraps to correctly size your work. You should always use a separate carriage return between clauses, not two or more. When you find it easy to type with more room between heels, you can modify the Normal styles (or the styles you use for your section text) to include the room for you as well.
Use the above instructions to clear the Do not include spaces between sections of the same styles and make sure that Auto is checked for spaces above and below. If you then press Return to begin a new paragraph using this styles, Word adds additional spaces between the pars.
Contemporary text processing programs (e.g. Microsoft Word) and typefaces, however, only a blank should be used. When you place two sets between the sets, there will be a reason and the creator of the books must delete the additional blanks. In order to fix this, use Find/Replace to substitute one for each of two blanks.
Word-tips for writers: Substitute two rooms with one in our videobibliothek. It is also often made by those who have learnt to use a hand typing machine. Do not make a line feed by pressing the Enter button at the end of each line of text, but let the text of course be wrapped to the next line.
Incorrect: To fix this problem, I suggest to perform a search / replacement for a line feed ( ^l) and substitute it with a blank. Then you would want to use a search /replace for two blanks followed by one. Don't use a line feed or several line feeds (press Ctrl + Enter) and the end of a section.
It is the right way to do this, by pressing the return button once to generate a carriage return. In order to solve this problem, try a search / replacement for two line feeds ( ^l^l) and replacing with a separate carriage return ( ^p). At the end of a section, do not press the tabs to move the pointer to the next line to begin a new section.
Press the Return button once to begin a new section. To resolve this problem, look for a tablet ( ^t) and substitute it with a carriage return ( ^p). Then, look for two carriage returns ( ^p^p) and substitute them with a unique one ( ^p). You' ll need to run the last query several time until Word says no results will be found.
You will most likely be writing your eBook in Word in a typically 8 1/2 x 11 page format. But if you are making spreadsheets, diagrams, graphs, or similar things, you should set the page sizes to the sizes you are planning to print your work. For example, if you make your table or other item for an 8 1/2 x 11 page and your eBook is smaller, such as 5 x 8, they may need to be recreated to resize the smaller one.
Under the Page Setup in Word, you can adjust your page sizes. It' s usual to produce a breaking line when you write when there is a scenery shift or a timelapse in a work. This is often achieved by adding some additional parentheses before the new scenes.
This is a issue when your work is sent to your design department. The first thing they will normally do is search and substitute to substitute two carriage returns with a one, because the placement of two carriage returns between carriage returns is a frequent error they are correcting (see #2).
When you use just section wraps to generate the scenebreaks, they may be dropped during reformat. So I suggest you insert a few stars (***) between the new scenes and then instruct your creator how to visualize them. In this way, they are not mistakenly deleted and your designers will know where the change of scenery is and can reformat it accordingly.
To enforce a page break, do not use a set of carriage returns generated by pressing Enter. FALSE: Instead, add a page makeup (Insert > Page Break) or a section makeup (Layout > Makeup > Next Page or Page Odd) to begin a new page. Place a page makeup only in places such as between sections, after cover pages, etc.
If you have a problem solving query in your Word file, please post a remark. Watch our Word of Writers video for more advice on working with Word when you write your text.