Formatting Microsoft Word Documents For use as an E-Book
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Formatting Microsoft Word Documents For use as an E-Book

A FREE Course Presented by Ian Andrew
3.9 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,368 students enrolled
Created by Ian Andrew
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course, students will be able to quickly and effectively format a word document for use in later conversion to Amazon's Mobi for Kindle and the more generic E-Pub formats
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Requirements
  • You will need to be using a full version of Microsoft Word
Description

This short course will enable you to effectively and efficiently format a Microsoft® Word document for E-Book use, absolutely free!

Whether you’re a novice Word user or an expert, a new writer or an experienced one, you’ll gain real skills that can be used immediately.

You’ll learn how to control formatting to ensure your E-Book looks how you want it to look, and you’ll be able to prepare your manuscript for swift conversion into Amazon's Kindle Mobi format and the more universal E-Publication format.

Running just over an hour in total, the course is in 'bite-size' training elements that can be squeezed into any coffee break, letting you go at your own pace and learn quickly without tying you to your keyboard for days.

Guiding you through the course in relaxed style is Ian Andrew, owner of the Book Reality Experience, an Indy author in his own right and a former accredited Microsoft® trainer. He’ll ease you through the techniques that will allow you to master and control your Word formatting.

The course is absolutely FREE, with no obligations or commitments to take other courses. It is simply offered to assist you on your independent publishing journey. So come on in, find the skills you need and get your E-Book the way you want it.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any writer looking to format their manuscript for E-Book
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:11:52
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Introduction
12 Lectures 01:11:52

An explanation and overview of the course.

Introduction
03:29

A look at the detail of the course.

What's in the Course
01:17

A description of what is in and what is out when the word document will be used for E-Book purposes, when compared to paperback.

Word Page Set-up for E-Books
05:53

Revealing formatting marks and setting up the page view.

Setting Your Page View
05:19

Mastering the in-built heading styles of Word.

Using Word's In-Built Styles
11:35

Using your own styles to rapidly and consistently format the rest of your document.

Creating Your Own Styles
11:08

Exploring End Matter and why we need it.

End Matter
08:59

Adding in links to the author's other websites, social media and email.

End Matter - Inserting Author Hyperlinks
06:51

Adding in links to the author's other books.

End Matter - Inserting Other Book Hyperlinks
07:11

Exploring Front Matter and why we need it.

Front Matter
03:43

Inserting a Table of Contents.

Front matter - Inserting a Table of Contents
03:02

Saving out the document in separate versions for future conversion.

Saving the Document
03:25
About the Instructor
Ian Andrew
3.9 Average rating
5 Reviews
1,368 Students
1 Course
Independent Publisher and Best-selling Indie Author

Ian Andrew is a best-selling Amazon Kindle author of Science Fiction and Crime Thrillers. He is also an independent publisher, and was previously an accredited Microsoft® trainer.

Based in Australia and surrounded by a resident mob of kangaroos, he is the Executive Director of the Book Reality Academy online training provider and is currently working on the fourth novel in the Wright & Tran crime series.