Our goal here, is to create a new MS Word Template formatted exactly to match Kindle Publishing requirements.
Please see earlier article:
Actually, we won't create it ourselves, we will force MS Word to create a new, clean Template, then we will modify it as needed to suit our own purposes.
We do that by hiding our current template so Word can't find it...
Word will then create a new one.
First, sign out of MS Word, because we can't rename the MS Word Template if Word is loaded.
Now, find your MS Word Template:
Work your way down through the following Folders, starting at My Computer:
Local Disk C:\
Documents and Settings
Your User Name (it's CJ Allan for me)
In the Templates Folder, you will find one -- or maybe both -- of the following templates, depending on whether you are using a recent or an older version of MS Word.
I rename Templates like this:
Save your changes, and go back to MS Word.
When you open MS Word, it will look for its Template... either Template.dot or Template.dotx, depending on your version of MS Word.
It won't find the Template, of course, because we hid it, so it will create a new one... a nice clean one.
Now, when we display the Styles and Formatting Styles Box, this is what we will see:
As you see, there are only about a dozen Styles there instead of the hundred or so that we got when we were creating Styles hit or miss when we were formatting by hand.
While we can create new styles if we need them, chances are that everything we need for Kindle formatting is right here.
Next, we will look at Normal Style and Heading 1 to see how they are formatted.