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Two people are typing on their computers. If you need the word count for a specific block of text, highlight it to view that number.
After you select text, you can make it bold, italic or underline it quickly by clicking the appropriate button on the pop-up menu that appears. You can switch to a new size from the Page Layout tab.
This tab also has controls that adjust margins, indentation and spacing between paragraphs. Video of the Day Identify Your Chapters Critical book elements, such as chapter headings, are just a few clicks away when you create a book using Word.
Add a chapter heading by highlighting text, clicking "Home" and selecting a heading style you like. For example, if you decide to change the name of one of your characters from "Jennifer" to "Jennifer Lou," you can do that instantly using the Replace feature.
When you adjust the Proofing settings correctly, the program even checks your book for style issues and computes a readability score that shows how readable your book is. You can also adjust AutoCorrect Options that enable Word to correct mistakes as you type.
This tab also has a button that enables you to insert tables and SmartArt. Review some of the Shape and SmartArt samples, because they may inspire you to add them to parts of your book. Add text by inserting text boxes on top of your image and typing your text there.
However, formatting tools such as Shadow, Glow, Reflection, 3-D Rotation and Artistic Effects help you turn ordinary pictures into spectacular ones that can make your book cover stand out. It keeps track of all changes and enables you to revert to any previous document state at any time.
For instance, if you delete a sentence, one day, you can put it back another if you like. Track Changes can show you who made updates to the text. You can also insert page breaks manually. You may also find column breaks useful if your book needs to display text in columns.
Section breaks help you separate information on a single page. Each break can have its own footers and headers. Other Essential Word Tools If your book needs cross references and an index, Word can build them for you.
It also inserts page numbers automatically and helps you create a bibliography containing reference material you used to write the book.
One of the most important elements in a book is the table of contents. Word helps you build one when you add heading styles to your text. The program finds those headings and uses them to create your table of contents. Many vendors offer book templates that can help you get started.
Choose one that already has margins, sizes, spacing and other properties already set, and all you have to do is insert content and tweak it to suit your vision.
You can also search for book templates from within Word.1, Responses to “How to write a book – the short honest truth”. SARA K December 16, at am. Permalink. Great and Motivating article!! I am writing a book for the first time and I really want to feature you!!
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