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Making Your Own Ebook Part Eight – How to clean the formatting in your Word file


Another post on preparing your ow Ebook. You only need to save the last one because all of the links that came before are at the end. This is not the last one.

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Now that you know how set up a clean template for your Ebook how do you apply it?

If you have NOT written your story

This is the easiest situation to handle and it just takes a little preparation to make things work really well. The sequence is straightforward.

  1. Create a new document for the book. This makes sure that there are no Manual Styles already in place. If you are using existing document the best approach before adding Styles is to clear all previous Manual Styles before you begin but it is generally easier to start with
  2. Create the framework for the book as described in the previous posts…
  3. … Or use the template you created in the earlier exercises
  4. Start writing…

If you have already written your story…

If you have already written your story then the word-processor file will probably be full of formatting, some of it…

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

6 thoughts on “Making Your Own Ebook Part Eight – How to clean the formatting in your Word file

  1. Hugs to you & to Sally. Stay warm.

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  2. I’m in Washington, DC. There are much colder places, but it’s plenty cold for me — and toooo much snow. 😀


  3. This part, part 8, was helpful for me.