By Colin Dunbar
With your global settings done, lets take a look at what we’ve covered so far in formatting your book in Word…
- You created a new Word document and set the page size to the book size you want. (https://formatbookinword.com/2014/04/14/format-a-book-in-word-global-settings/)
- You set the different add and even pages (to suit left and right hand pages). (https://formatbookinword.com/2014/04/23/format-a-book-in-word-global-settings-2/)
- You set the page margins, and you chose the Mirror margins option.
- You set your base font for your body text. (https://formatbookinword.com/2014/06/23/format-a-book-in-word-global-settings-3/)
- Line spacing was also set (1.5 lines or the At least option).
- You checked the pagination setting, and set the Page break before, if required for your Level 1 headings. (https://formatbookinword.com/2014/06/30/format-a-book-in-word-pagination-page-and-section-breaks/)
- Section breaks have been added between the appropriate pages and chapters.
- You have set the styles for your headings.
- Headers, footers and page numbers have been added. (https://formatbookinword.com/2014/07/07/format-a-book-in-word-headings-headers-footers/)
Are you feeling good so far? There’s more to come, and soon you will be able to professionally format any book in Word, without the stress and aggravation.
Starting from the next post I will be covering things like tables, columns, graphic images, text boxes, etc. – the things that add to the “look” of your book, and can aid readability.
As it is my intention to cover everything you need to create a really professional book, I want to ask you if there is something that you want to know – if I’ve left it out in my outline, I will look into adding it.
What would you like to be able to do in Word when it comes to formatting your book?
Let me know in the comments below.