How to Create Professional eBooks and Reports with Templates

In this course, students learn how to create reports, ebooks, print books, & Kindle books with Microsoft Word Templates
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  • Contents Video: 15 mins
    Other: 1 hour
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed for the user who wants to create high-quality ebooks, books and reports, quickly and easily.

Everything has been done for you with the use of templates. All you have to do is add your content and you're ready to go.

Here's what you get in this course:

  • A 57 page manual with illustrations showing exactly what to do.
  • 50 ready-to-use photographic templates on the subjects of Cats and Dogs, Fitness, Food, Money and Finance, and Technology.
  • A 6x9 inch book template, ready for use *Set up for integration with the LightningSource on-demand publisher
  • A Kindle template, ready for your content and images.

Testimonial

“Nathan's templates solve a common problem – how to create a professional looking document on a budget, without having to know html or be a graphic designer. Now there's no excuse for anyone to release poor quality eBooks or reports."

Andrew Lock, marketing expert and WebTV presenter HelpMyBusiness

Here's what you will learn:

  • How to add a cover, text boxes and shapes
  • How to add styles (for formatting) to your documents
  • How to change watermarks (the image background)
  • How to add headers and footers
  • How to add bulleted lists to your documents
  • How to resize images to fit your layout
  • How to add a table of contents

Testimonial

"If you create documents in Microsoft Word and seek a professional, polished appearance, not the usual bland Ariel or Times Roman black on a white background, you'll be thrilled by Nathan's Template ebook."

"He not only shows you how to work with - and customize - templates, he also includes dozens of beautiful templates that you can apply to your existing documents in minutes to make them look far, far better."

Dave Taylor, tech expert and founder of AskDaveTaylor

What are the requirements?

  • The need to have access to MS Word for the layouts (from version 97 to the present). They will also need access to an image manipulation program. A free option is GIMP.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Quickly publish reports, ebooks, books and Kindle books

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for the novice through advanced publisher or writer. It might not be a good fit for the creative person who wants ultimate control. In that case I recommend using InDesign for the layouts.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
1 page

The legal statement gives you information on this course and the licensing. All content in this course is Copyright Nathan Segal 2015 and cannot be used without permission or licensing.

01:23

How to Create Professional eBooks and Reports is one of a series of easy to implement books available from NathanSegal.org. They represent the necessity for getting things done quickly and easily. As such, this book is short and to the point.

This book is about how to publish your documents using the templates provided. Once you understand how to work with the documentation, you'll be able to create high quality books, ebooks and reports, quickly and easily.

About the Workspace in Word 365

At first glance, MS Word 365 doesn't appear to be much different than earlier versions of Word, except for stylistic differences on the interface. When you set up the program you have an opportunity to change the look and feel of the interface. I chose a simple layout, for the sake of clarity.

In addition to MS Word 365, you will find instructions for MS Word 2007 and MS Word 1997-2003.

There are many templates that come with this course. 50 of them are photographic templates and are a match for this manual.

Another template is created in the 6x9 inch format. This is designed for book publishing and does not include any covers. It is designed to be used with LightningSource, an on-demand publisher. If you choose to use it with another publisher you might have to modify the layout.

A bonus item is the Kindle template. This is designed for the author who wants to publish their works through Amazon. The template itself is one of many steps you will need to take before you can publish to Kindle. In the template are links to the book "Building Your Book for Kindle." There is also a link to the Amazon Kindle instructions for more detail.

02:20

The cover is where we'll begin. All the elements on this page are floating, meaning they are easy to move around, including the cover image. While this creates a lot of flexibility, it can also lead to issues if you select the wrong element and move it. If this happens, click on CTRL+Z to undo it.

The cover page contains 3 elements:

  • The cover image
  • Text Boxes
  • Shapes
02:01
An important step to formatting your documents quickly is the use of Styles, briefly mentioned in the above section. When you're on the Home tab in Word 365 you can access several different heading styles in the Styles section. For the purpose of these templates, I've formatted the styles to 3 different headings. That should be enough for most documents.
02:20
In this section, you will learn how to add bulleted text to your layouts. This can be in the form of icons, numbers or you can create your own, as you will see in this video.
00:55
When working with the templates, you have the ability to change or remove the watermarks. In this section, you will remove the watermark entirely.
03:01
In this section, you will learn how to insert images in your documents, what size they need to be for online and printing and how to place them on a page.
03:28
Adding a table of contents is the last step you will take after all your content has been added and formatted. You will learn how to add a table of contents, format it and how to update it later on, if/when you update your content.
Section 2: All 8.5 x 11 Inch Templates
57 pages

In this section, you have access to all the downloadable templates for this course

  • The Tech, Fitness, Food, Cats and Dogs, Money and Misc. templates all go with the book: How to Create Professional eBooks and Reports. All of these are photographic temples
  • The 6x9 inch book template was designed for the author who wants to create a professional book. It is designed so you can insert grayscale or color images though grayscale images are less expensive for production. This template was designed to work with publishing guidelines set out by LightninSource. If you want to work with a different publisher, you might have to change some of the settings.
  • The Kindle format is a bonus and is designed for the author who wants to publish their works through Amazon. The template itself is one of many steps you will need to take before you can publish to Kindle. In the template are links to the book "Building Your Book for Kindle." There is also a link to the Amazon Kindle instructions for more detail.

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Instructor Biography

Nathan Segal, Writer and Marketer

My name is Nathan Segal and I have been working as a freelance writer for 16 years. In that time, I have written 700+ articles and published seven books. One of those, The Corel PHOTO‐ PAINT X3/X4 Insider was used in a joint venture and sold over 11,000 copies.

My articles been published in many popular magazines, including: CE Tips (Consumer Electronics), Computer Graphics World, Database Journal, Mac Design, Photoshop User, Rangefinder, Smart Computing, The Computer Paper, Streaming Media World and Windows Expert.

I worked as an Associate Editor at WebReference for five years. I wrote several feature columns on 3D and video tutorials and I was responsible for maintaining the website.

I was the sole columnist at Streaming Media World and wrote 111 articles over a 16 month period.

My books are: The Photoshop Companion, How to Speed up Your Computer: In 30 Minutes or Less, Professional Photographic MS Word Templates, The Corel PHOTO‐PAINT X4 Insider, Secrets of Profitable Freelance Writing and How to Position Yourself As An Expert in Any Industry.

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