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Here's the styles guide Mark from Smashwords did:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52/

Good luck.
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If you have calibre (and this is for an epub), you can convert the epub into an rtf file and import the rtf file. It's not as extreme as nuking and sometimes will clean up any problems. (I recently did this with the book I am working on for Radish and all the formatting came through, I had to fix a few things, like indents, but overall, it wasn't nearly as daunting as I initially thought it would be.)

Thanks  :). I am picking up the courage to do it. I've forgotten how to make automatic paragraph indents. There are so many more options since I first set up this book  :icon_rolleyes:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 02, 2021, 02:11:08 PM »
Rejected. 48 hour turn around.

Darn. Maybe next time.  :smilie_zauber:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 02, 2021, 06:52:21 AM »
Rejected. 48 hour turn around.
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Formatter's Forge [Public] / Re: Help with formatting an old manuscript.
« Last post by RPatton on May 02, 2021, 04:59:51 AM »
If you have calibre (and this is for an epub), you can convert the epub into an rtf file and import the rtf file. It's not as extreme as nuking and sometimes will clean up any problems. (I recently did this with the book I am working on for Radish and all the formatting came through, I had to fix a few things, like indents, but overall, it wasn't nearly as daunting as I initially thought it would be.)
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Yeah you have to nuke it like Tim said. You won't lose the punctuation. .," are characters to notepad and will be fine.

Thanks.  :) I did worry about losing the punctuation.
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I resurrected an old manuscript and the formatting is all over the place now that I'm using W10  :icon_rolleyes:. I can't get the paragraphs right and words flow into each other. I think I should clear all formatting and start again. But will this clear punctuation as well  :eek: How do you clear all formatting?
Thanks in advance  :)

The best way is copy the whole thing, and paste it into notepad. That removes everything.

Prepare a new book with all formatting you want in Normal and Heading1 styles, and then copy from notepad, and past it in.

You may have to highlight and hit normal for each chapter, and you will need to re-highlight the chapter headings and hit heading1.

But it doesn't take all that long to do a novel length.

Thanks so much. It's a children's book, about 11000 words, so isn't too long. I even considered typing it all out again.  :icon_rolleyes:
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Yeah you have to nuke it like Tim said. You won't lose the punctuation. .," are characters to notepad and will be fine.

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Formatter's Forge [Public] / Re: Help with formatting an old manuscript.
« Last post by TimothyEllis on May 02, 2021, 01:34:56 AM »
I resurrected an old manuscript and the formatting is all over the place now that I'm using W10  :icon_rolleyes:. I can't get the paragraphs right and words flow into each other. I think I should clear all formatting and start again. But will this clear punctuation as well  :eek: How do you clear all formatting?
Thanks in advance  :)

The best way is copy the whole thing, and paste it into notepad. That removes everything.

Prepare a new book with all formatting you want in Normal and Heading1 styles, and then copy from notepad, and past it in.

You may have to highlight and hit normal for each chapter, and you will need to re-highlight the chapter headings and hit heading1.

But it doesn't take all that long to do a novel length.
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I resurrected an old manuscript and the formatting is all over the place now that I'm using W10  :icon_rolleyes:. I can't get the paragraphs right and words flow into each other. I think I should clear all formatting and start again. But will this clear punctuation as well  :eek: How do you clear all formatting?
Thanks in advance  :)
 
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