Another issue I see frequently is the lack of proper formatting
for fiction books. Which truly surprises me, I would think that
every author would want their hard work to look as good as
possible, this only adds enjoyment to the reading experience.
In this first examples we see a poorly formatted page on the
left and well formatted page on the right. The question you have
to ask yourserf is which book would you prefer to read?
- All margins are set to Word default.
- Margins are not mirrored
- Gutter is not defined
- Text is not justified
- A blank line is between every paragraph.
- Paragraph indent is too long. (should be 0.2 to 0.3
- Title of book is not in the header.
- Margins have been adjusted to optimal settings for a 6x9
- Margins are mirrored.
- Gutter is defined (0.2")
- Text is justified.
- Paragraphs are indented 0.2 inches.
- Title of book is in the header (on even pages the
author's name will be displayed and on odd the title of the
Everything I did to this page is available in Word, the neat
little image at the top of the formatted page is a font, wingding
to be exact with the font size set to 72 and centered. Looks
pretty nice doesn't it? And this is just the tip of the iceburg,
MS Word is capable of doing some pretty cool stuff and there are
many resources on the web that can help you achieve that
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