Tim C. Taylor
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Special Effects with OpenType If you look up the fonts on your computer you will see nearly all are defined as Truetype or OpenType (in Windows you do this from the Fonts section of the Control Panel app). For our … Continue reading
For anthologies and most non-fiction, a table of contents (TOC) is essential for readers to find their way around your paperback book. It’s also a way of showing off the contents of your book for potential browsers, and that includes … Continue reading
I was chuffed when I logged on this morning to see that my formatting book was the #1 hot new release in its category at amazon.com In the print and design section of Amazon books I was at #9 out … Continue reading
I recently published a Kindle eBook explaining how to format books for Createspace and Lulu using Microsoft Word. It’s available now from Amazon at a special launch price 99c or 77p. The price will rise soon to $2.99 /£2.06, so … Continue reading
Click here for part 4 [click on images to see a larger version] Tip #7 Introducing styles Styles are a means to define a set of formatting instructions, that you can then apply to parts of the document that you … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I started writing up notes on print formatting so I would have a reference to work with when doing formatting work for clients. Why not add some screenshots, I thought, and post them to my blog? … Continue reading
Tip #6 Page numbers Click here for part 3 [click on images to see a larger version] We’ve talked a lot about headers and footers, but there are a few specifics to do with page numbers. Word 2007 introduced a … Continue reading