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Text Formatting (Typesetting your manuscript – article 3)

Setting up Word Before formatting the text, it’s important to configure Word with only the features necessary for your book. Fortunately, with word, you can make as many changes as you want and have them ONLY apply to the document you are using. When making a change, you’ll see something like the image below: I […]

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Typesetting a Manuscript for Printing (Article 1)

What is typesetting? Typesetting is to lay out the chapters, fonts, headings, and justifying the text so that it is readable and professional looking when printed as a book. Microsoft Word can be frustrating. I know. That’s stating the obvious, but how much more true this is when formatting headers and footers. I decided to […]

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Morning Reflection – The Light to our path

Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. So much is said in this short verse. As Christians, we often wrestle with life and struggle to discern what is the right thing to do and the right way to go. Often times I’ve looked at a decision […]

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Search and Replace – a useful editing tool

There are times when a large document, such as a manuscript, needs a massive search and replace. For example, if you’re editing a manuscript and the author has used two spaces after a period instead of the industry standard of one, how do you fix the issue? Or if you need to remove something with […]

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