Author Topic: Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?  (Read 232 times)

notthatamanda

Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?
« on: April 09, 2019, 05:42:48 AM »
This is for the paperback version.  I managed to muddle through six months ago and I will muddle through again, but if anyone has a great link or list of steps already typed up that they'd be willing to share I would appreciate it.  I know it has to do with sections, I started it on it last week and made such a mess of things I had to ditch my file and start again with my back up.  Thank you, Amanda
 

Mammasan

Re: Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 06:04:09 AM »
Don't know if this will help you, but here's the cheat sheet I created for myself when making paperbacks for KDP:

Paperback KDP manuscript formatting:
Copy manuscript onto KDP paperback template. Make sure no Compatibility Mode is on.
Rename as KDP Paperback and save in Word.
Turn on hidden symbols
Eliminate TOC and sample.
Save in (plain) Word (not as 97-2003).
Insert page breaks for Cover page, copyright page.
Center cover page > make Title fonts the size and type you want> colorize them.
On copyright page insert All rights reserved, and ISBN [if you have it yet].
Open up pages so there is space between them [double cl between two pages]
In Paragraph Box, make sure manuscript has Space between similar paragraphs box unchecked, and Widows and Orphans and the rest of them unchecked.
If there is a blank space on Page One go back and eliminate widows and orphans etc. again.
Change to single space.
Change to indent .02 [in paragraph box,Special > “first line”].
Insert page breaks > and spaces between Chapter Title Heading > and opening chapter sentence no indent [in Paragraph Box, under Special > “none”] > and in bold.
Section Break Insert: Manipulate Chapter One page so it ends on a paragraph’s last sentence.
On Chapter One page, scroll down to last sentence, at right, after space, and click there.
PAGE LAYOUTS > Breaks > Next.
On next page eliminate paragraph if extra one showed up there.
Headers: Go to top of second page and click twice.
Click off Dif First Page.
Click off Links.
On far left, click Header, select middle one > delete Type Here on right and left > type in your author name > paint.
Cl Home tab > select font [Candara] and size [9] > ital.
Cl green Header and Footer Tool tab.
Scroll down to top of next page.
Double cl in center of page.
Cl off Links.
Type TITLE > paint > Home> select font [Candara] size [9] > green Header and Footer Tool tab.
Click off Headers > Save.
Page Numbers:
Double click where first page number is going to go
Click off link
On far left, cl Page Number
Cl Format page number > 2> ok
Again click Page Number on far left
Select Bottom of Page
Scroll down to next page [page 3] > double click there
Click off Link
On far left Cl Page Number > Bottom of Page > select middle one
Click Close Header and Footer> Save
Go through each page looking for just –“ if you didn't use sticky em dashes in the manuscript
Note number of pages and get ISBN number and stick in
Embed fonts:
File
Options
Save (from Left menu)
Check embed fonts in the file box
Make sure NOT checked: embed only the character used in the doc, Do not embed common system fonts > Cl OK
Make a PDF version. Note: if it won’t let you embed fonts: File > Options > Save > The Server Drafts Location on this Computer > Browse > choose your book file > Embed fonts > ok.
 
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notthatamanda

Re: Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 06:53:39 AM »
Don't know if this will help you, but here's the cheat sheet I created for myself when making paperbacks for KDP:


Thank you so much!  I'll give it a try tonight, maybe, it's been a tough day.  :)
 

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Re: Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 05:08:47 AM »
There is a very good YouTube video showing you exactly what to do. Unfortunately I can't get into my Google chrome where I have the link.

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notthatamanda

Re: Does anyone have a cheat sheet for page numbering in Word?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 06:59:56 AM »
Thanks for trying Jan.  Good luck with your computer.