Monthly Archives: April 2014

Format a Book in Word: Page Layout & Margins

By Colin Dunbar

With our page size set, we continue with the global settings, and in this post we cover page layout and margins.

Open your saved Word document. If you didn’t save it, create a new document. I suggest you save your Word document as we’ll be adding formatting features, and it’ll be useful to do them all in the one document.
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Format a Book in Word: Global Settings

By Colin Dunbar

What are Global Settings?

Global settings are the formatting elements that you set once, at the start of formatting your book. Examples of these are page size, margins, headline styles, etc. Depending on the type of book you have, these settings may be the only settings you need. Sometimes, with a non-fiction book, you may have once-off items, for example, a sidebar set in one of Word’s textbox options. These will be covered later.
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Book Design Basics II

By Colin Dunbar

In this post we continue with our book planning, and at the end I’ve included the items you can include in your Book Design Checklist. Having a completed checklist will save you time when you start formatting your book in Word.
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