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259 weeks ago, by Tim
There's no suitable word for Word!
Who'd write a book in Microsoft Word? Not me again, that's for certain.

Ok, maybe it's not a book writing tool, but the amount of formatting cock ups I constantly had to go back and individually correct was ludicrous! Even when I thought they were taken care of more and more would appear. This was from using the 'justify' feature. It loved spreading three words along the whole width of a line!

Has anyone written a book & if so what did you use for easy formatting? I've heard Pages is good.
259 weeks ago, by Lara
The best advice is probably to steer clear of anything MS because of all of the horrible formatting interference.

In a word; Apple.
259 weeks ago, by James
Word is a disaster when it comes to formatting. I tend to write using word because visually it's easier and then cut and paste into wordpad before posting anything online.

Would that work for a book?
257 weeks ago, by Jackie
I hate designing in Word. I drafted my books in Word, then formatted them in InDesign for print. The ebooks were converted from the Word master into ePub and Kindle formats. Any changes then had to be made three times, but hey, no-one said it would be easy.
256 weeks ago, by Tim
I did use your Notepad trick James, I remember you telling me that once. Whether it helped or not who knows? I think what also made it worse was using Word 2003, 2007 and 2010 on the same document, although it shouldn't matter right? [In theory anyway].

Sounds worth a try next time Jackie.
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I run my business from a High Street office in the Georgian seaside market town of Lymington on the edge of the New Forest. I've lived there since the age of 11 apart from a 6-year spell in Walton on Thames, Surrey.. I love music, food, boats and sport [see interests below for specifics] Since the age of 18 I have worked exclusively on my own businesses; from plans to launch an 80-van mobile car valeting franchise, that were scuppered last minute due to a 3 month emergency hospital visit, to importing Nissan vans from Dublin, my career has been a lot of fun. I have started businesses in transport, music, automotive, sales, franchising, catering, development land, conveyancing, tax and of course…unavoidably and unsurprising to me I have ended up where I knew I would one day... marketing. I know James Coakes [at a distance] and have eaten a sandwich in his office located a sausage roll throws away from my own HQ.
BUILD UNQUESTIONABLE CLIENT LOYALTY FOR YOUR B2B SERVICE BUSINESS AT THE UK’S ONLY REGULAR MARKETING BASED WORKSHOP Business is about standing out & not blending in Implanting your company’s offer into the minds of your intended buyers should be your no.1 priority. Encouraging people to talk about your business in the way you want them to isn’t easy, but it’s vital. It is possible though. All you need to do is decide what do you want to be known for & how do you want others to describe you. Next, create your USP [your Utterly Seductive Proposal] and forcefully rubber-stamp it across the entirety of all your marketing. Your Utterly Seductive Proposal is the all-conquering headline by which you wish to be known by. It powerfully and succinctly conveys why your ideal target client should do business with YOU over any of your competitors. I run events in the south of England where the entire focus is on creating your USP.
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