Print Book Formatting: The Basics

Before We Start

MAKE SURE YOU’VE COMPLETED ALL SIX PAGES OF MY FIRST INSTRUCTIONAL, Prepare Your Manuscript, BEFORE YOU BEGIN THESE GUIDES.

Again, my apologies to Mac users. These guides are based on the Word for Windows environment. Although many features are identical, the exact method of carrying out a command may well vary on a Mac. If you’re unsure how to do something on your version of Word, you should be able to find out by googling or consulting a YouTube video.

During these instructionals, I’ll frequently ask you to open dialogue boxes so it’s best to clarify what these are before we start.

You’ll see you have a row of tabs (Home, Insert etc.) running along the top of the page. If you click on one of these, a Ribbon appears beneath it with half a dozen sections providing options relevant for that tab. However, not everything can fit along the ribbon. Almost every section has further options which are revealed when you click on the tiny box with an arrow at the bottom right of each section:

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This opens a pop-up window called a dialogue box which looks something like this:

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Got it? We’re now ready to begin so open My Book to Format in Word and click on Page Two of this instructional. You’ll find the page numbers at the bottom of each page beneath the social media sharing buttons.

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