Here are the basics steps on formatting your manuscript in Microsoft Word for self publication. These steps include including setting up the correct trim size, setting up the correct margins, formatting the text, and numbering the pages.
Select "Whole Document" under Apply To.
Switch over to the Paper tab. Adjust the height and width to match the paper size your book will be printed in. Select "OK" to save the changes. Setting up Bleeds for Your Interior Book Template If you want the interior pages to bleed where the artwork goes right to the edge of the paper and are using Microsoft Word, or any other word processing program, you will need to add.
If you want a 5. We will trim off. Also remember to select Mirror Margins, when setting up your custom page size in Microsoft Word. If you are using Microsoft Word, or any other word processing program, it can be very difficult to set up bleeds correctly and have everything line up evenly throughout the interior of the book.
We suggest using a more robust piece of software like Adobe InDesign. Adobe does offer a free trial for 30 days, and has monthly plans as well. If you are using a page layout program like Adobe InDesign, and want certain pages to bleed, you will need to include the bleeds and crop marks when you export your file as a PDF file.
Adobe offers a great help section on how to set-up your document with bleeds using InDesign. This setting will alert you to any low resolution images and embed all of your fonts as well.
Font Embedding is when all the font information is captured from your computer and stored inside the PDF file.
Why is Font Embedding so Important? If the fonts are not embedded in your PDF files, the type can reflow and become distorted. Even common Fonts like Times need to be embedded, because what we have found is there are many different versions of the Common Fonts.
The good news is that embedding Fonts is quite Easy. Mac computers will automatically Embed the fonts, so no need to worry about embedding the fonts. Can I send in the Cover and Text in the same file?
If the Cover artwork is part of the Text file, it will mess up the Margins of the Text, after the Cover is extracted. Please review our Cover Template for details on how to set up the Book Cover. If PDF book files are supplied as 8. Reducing the file size is not recommended, because it will make the type small and hard to read.
DiggyPOD has a Video Tutorial at the top of this page, that will show you how you set-up your files to the correct trim size. Page numbers on the binding side of the Book Text File We recommend that your page numbers, header, or footers are not on the binding side of the book. A easy way to avoid this common book printing problem is to have your page numbers, headers, or footers at the bottom center of the book.
If you are still unsure, just simply print out two pages that are front and back and place them back to back to see if everything is okay.
Can I send in a new file, if I find mistakes when proofing? We put a lot of work and time into quality checking each file, and when you send a new file, we have to start the process again from the beginning.
What if there are issues with my files? Can you fix them? Most of the time, we can fix most common issues with your files.
You can choose this option when you place your order, and if there are any common issues with the files, we will fix them.
We will also let you know what issues we fixed when we upload the online proof for your approval. If you have to send in new files that we cannot fix. Do I count the blank pages in the files as pages?Sep 04, · Microsoft Word is a sophisticated program that lends simple and professional aesthetic touches to the formatting of your interior file.
One common mistake is leaving the page size at " x 11". When trimming to the preferred trim size, the margins no longer meet requirement. Create a booklet or book On the PAGE LAYOUT tab, click the icon at the bottom-right corner of the Page Setup group to pop out the Page Setup window.
On the Margins tab, under Pages, change the setting for Multiple pages into Book fold. Microsoft Word features pre-built page settings for booklets that enable you to create a booklet for an event or print out an ambitious book project.
Create a Booklet or Book using Word Launch. Create a booklet or book On the PAGE LAYOUT tab, click the icon at the bottom-right corner of the Page Setup group to pop out the Page Setup window. On the Margins tab, under Pages, change the setting for Multiple pages into Book fold.
Oct 10, · · Find File (either in Word or in Windows) may not work correctly with FastSaved Word documents. · FastSave results in more complex files being saved on disk. Any time you increase complexity, you run the risk of corrupting the files easier.
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