Converting Microsoft® Word® into your personal Pre-press System



Converting Microsoft Word into your personal pre-press system is as easy, as making a few changes to Microsoft Word’s options. The settings we’ll change  are similar for both Microsoft Word 2007® and Microsoft Word 2013®. I’ll show you in Microsoft Word 2007 and note any important variations, for Microsoft Word 2013 users.

Make sure that you’re logged into your eBook Publisher  account that you created in Create a New User Account in Windows Vista® or, Create a New User Account in Windows 8®.

Open your Master Document. At this point, I’d make a backup of the document. And, remember to save and backup, periodically.

You won’t have to make many changes to your copy of Microsoft Word; it’s really a matter of shutting off the AutoFormat options that make creating a document, using Microsoft Word, quick and easy.

Make sure, you’re logged into your eBook Publisher user account.

Start Microsoft Word 2007.

Click the Office Button–in the upper left corner of the window; select Word Options.

In Microsoft Word 2013, click File, then Options.

In the left frame, click Proofing; under the AutoCorrect options heading, click the AutoCorrect Options button.

We’ll change four tabs in the AutoCorrect options box. Under AutoCorrect and Math AutoCorrect, uncheck all boxes.

To the right, of the With box, the radio button is checked–it might be greyed-out. Click, OK.

Under AutoFormat, and AutoFormat As You Type, uncheck all boxes-except under Replace and Replace as you Type: “Straight Quotes” with “smart quotes.” Click, OK.

Under Options, select Advanced in the left frame; under editing options make sure that “Keep track of formatting” is not selected. Click OK.

Save your progress, in your eBook Publisher account.


More DIY Reading

Optimizing Microsoft Word 2007 to E-publish: Create E-book Paragraph styles

Create an E-publishing Account in Windows 8®

Pre-press the Smart Way


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