Small Celebration – PROOFREADING aids!


Small or large?  This is a good question.

Let me just say that I am celebrating several things.  They have to do with a book I reissued in Kindle, with a new cover, part of a series, free on KDP.

Celebrating?  What?

Well, let’s see:

1.  the cover design.  I’m happy with it.  I already posted about that, but

2.  I decided to do a trial run with Microsoft Office (free for 30 days; monthly fee after that)
It made inserting clickable chapters and such absolutely easy, and – but I’m getting ahead of myself.

So, the book is free.  I want to make certain it’s the best it can be.  I get it set up for Kindle which, with this new MS application, is easy.

I then update the paperback.

Typesetting error (insert loud ‘ARGH!’)  I pull up the thing, find the problem, fix it, I think…  Then I see the page numbering, which is all messed up.  At this point, uttering curses, I settle down to fix the pagination which, trust me, is a major pain. 

It was not.  This new MsWord is a dream.

All done.  I’m celebrating!  …And I hope you all have something really good to celebrate this weekend!

14 comments on “Small Celebration – PROOFREADING aids!

  1. Inge H. Borg says:

    Don't I know about getting the correct page number on the even and odd pages! Headers and Footers-a mystery (and pain) to behold…You can truly be glad for your victory on so many levels. Congratulations on all.Happy celebration. As always,Inge

  2. michelle says:

    Congratulations Diana! You sound very techno-savvy… and that's a good thing to celebrate! (coming from a techno-challenged person…)Have a great weekend!Writer In Transit

  3. Lara says:

    Glad you're finding the software easy to work with!

  4. Jill Haugh says:

    Clickable chapters! Say it ain't so! I must check this out.~Just JillP.S. I nominated you for a Liebster over at the nut-tree. My aplogies in advance for making you link up eleven blogs.

  5. MS is a difficult program to get yourself to purchase! In college it was always passed around. But I did break down and purchase a copy when I got my Mac. I'm glad I did. Keep on celebrating your book, and have a great weekend. Writer’s Mark

  6. S.K. Anthony says:

    Congratulations, you are really making progress and I'm in awe of your technical abilities. I'm ready to pull my hair out trying to figure out formatting and whatnot.Enjoy your weekend!

  7. VikLit says:

    hurrah for MS WORD!

  8. Diana Wilder says:

    Thanks, Inge! I do wish I lived in an era where I could summon my assistant and ask him to set things straight. One can daydream, though…

  9. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you for visiting, Michelle -You seen techno-savvy, yourself, actually!

  10. Diana Wilder says:

    Thanks, Lara-…though I do wish I had that secretary. Nathan Fillion, perhaps…

  11. Diana Wilder says:

    It is so! (And easy, once someone shows you how to do it…)Working on the Liebster… (thanks!)

  12. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you, Nancy – I enjoyed your Mother's day post.

  13. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you! Someone pointed me to youtube videos on the subject and I am stunned. It's rather like having a (nice) instructor showing me what to do. AND I can hit the 'pause' and 'back up' buttons! Ta-Dah!

  14. Diana Wilder says:

    Hurrah for small celebrations, Ms. VikLit!

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