This is an essential step, and is needed for the Table of Contents for your Kindle eBook.
Please load your test file that you created in the previous tutorial.
My test file, Poems by Emily Dickinson, with the Styles list expanded, now looks like the screen shot below.
We have cleaned out the garbage and are now ready to start formatting our file.
Screen shot with Styles list expanded.
If your Styles list doesn't look like the one above, you may need to expand your Styles list.
To do that: click on the tiny Double-A icon at the top of the Styles box.
Click the tiny double-A icon just under the window to expand the Styles list.
We are working with our test file, Poems by Emily Dickinson, which we created in the previous
If you are working with your own file, make sure you are working with a copy.
Our first step is to apply Normal Style to the entire document.
That will smooth out the text and remove clutter that may have been lurking in the original file.
To do that:
(1) Select (highlight) the entire file with CTRL-A,
(2) Find Normal in the Styles list and Double-Click on it.
Now, scroll through the entire file to find Chapter Titles and tag them all as Heading 1.
To do that:
(1) Select (highlight) each Chapter Title in turn
(2) Find Heading 1 in the Styles list and double-click it to apply Heading 1 to each Chapter Title.
Poems by Emily Dickinson now looks like this:
Page Break before each poem is built into Heading 1
Now, you can see the value of MS Word Styles.
With just a few clicks, we now have nicely-formatted Titles, and each poem is on its own page.
Next, we will create a Table of Contents and prepare our file to be uploaded to Amazon KDP.
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