Advice 1: How to make the layout of the book in Microsoft Word

To assign specific text in book format, doesn't have to go to the printer or give the material to the publisher. Much cheaper and more practical this can be done by yourself using a popular text editor – Microsoft Word.
How to make the layout of the book in Microsoft Word


Pradlerstra the preparation of the text

Important stage – preparation of sources. These include: text, illustration, and various graphic elements.

Book layout – a kind of art. Even visually, the layout of the collection of fairy tales with curly font and lots of illustrations is very different from the location of layout elements in the scientific literature. Knowing the contents of the material are selected and approaches to layout.

The text must be proofread for mistakes, typos and double spaces. It is to admit, the Lite version and proofreading edits. A deeper study of the text will require special knowledge, skills, and perhaps, competent work a qualified proofreader whose services in the layout of the book will not be superfluous.


In Word start a new document and open the tab: File – page setup. In the tab "Fields" set to 2 cm for both the upper, inner and lower fields. The logic is the following – standing default settings optimized for documents, not suitable for the book. Wide left and top edge of the print books will bring down text when linking pages, which will affect the design.

Then you should specify landscape orientation, and position "Page" select "Mirror margins". So the page when the stitching will be facing each other.

The settings you need to apply to the entire document.

Set the page number in the Align box, specify the "Outside". The layout of the book will look more attractive if along with the page number in the footer will indicate the name of the book. To insert it into the field, you double-tap to activate the field header and enter the name of the book on one of the pages. The change will be applied to the whole document.

The template is ready. Now it can be filled with content.

The fill of the text

The layout of the text begins with the title-page. Its back side can be left blank or set aside for the epigraph, the speech of the author or a summary of the book – synopsis.

Then filled the main text by chapters. For the design of the headers is better to use styles, or invent your own – bold, italic, font size and line spacing.

It is important to remember that the use of multiple fonts in one document often looks bad, so it's best to opt for a single font.

Following the text are illustrations, accompanied by comments where it is needed.

The last page is traditionally reserved for content words from the author and the source data, if necessary. After that the book again to review for errors in layout and dangling strings, and then print.

Advice 2 : How to mark up a book

Despite the fact that today most of the books have electronic counterparts, not all love to read books from the monitor – a lot of people prefer to buy a traditional paper book or print electronic versions to read them on paper. For greater convenience you can make up any electronic text so that when printing it is no different from the pages of this book. This can be done in an accessible Microsoft Word.
How to mark up a book
Open the text file in Word and prepare it for the layout, check for errors, delete double spaces, unnecessary line breaks, format the text. Then create the document template by clicking in the menu "File" tab in the "Create new document".
Under "page setup" set the document – select standard fields in the tab "paper Source" checkbox line "to Distinguish header and footer on even and odd pages, and then save your changes, and add headers and footers to your document.
Add header, and click on it twice. Copy in the header and footer area the title of your article or book, both on odd and even pages. In the menu tab "Format", select "Borders and shading" and place the footer horizontal line.
Now copy the text from the source file in the generated document template. In the menu "Format", open the "Styles and formatting" and edit the titles, text, and other elements of future books.
Completely fill the template with content, check to see if you are satisfied, and then print the book to the printer, double-passing through the printer each page, turning the sheet of paper 180 degrees.
Turn the first page and in the same double way print on the back of the second page. This method will allow you to get two of the same book. If you need one book, on one side of a sheet of paper, you can print one copy of the page.
Printing the entire text block gather paper together and staple the side with paper clips or stapler. Stick tight cover and with a box cutter, cut in the middle of the pack of sheets to have appeared in the hands of two of the same books or pamphlets.

Advice 3 : How to make a memo

The memo – elegant and concise way to remind myself to living in an environment where they constantly fly out of his head. One only has to spend a little time and effort, and you will not need to re-build in the mind a certain algorithm, because it will always be at your fingertips. In our view, the benefit is obvious.
How to make a memo
Gather all the necessary information, which will be the basis for a future memo. Look through thematic literature, wander through the network, to ask friends and acquaintances with expertise in the matter, or rummage, finally, the corners of my own memory. At this stage we need all the filtration going to do then.
Decide on a carrier. If the advice and information in the memo will touch on some of the mobile region, i.e., such a typical memo to couch potatoes, we can safely place her file on the desktop or even make a note somewhere "Vkontakte" if you somehow live without social networking. People who are less detached from reality, it may be advisable to print or hand-write a memo, and then hang it somewhere in plain sight. If the subject of the memo is that you have to carry it with me, think about its size and the amount of information that you want to place in it. Have or to practice brevity or to remember their student years, when one crib could fit, figuratively speaking, a few volumes of the "Great Soviet Encyclopedia".
Start to work with the collected information, which armed with Occam's razor, and mercilessly cut off all unnecessary, ie repetition, absurdity, rumors, etc. Just not fond of, so as not to remove something really important. However, rumors and other unconfirmed reports could be given a separate place, but do not forget to indicate that it is unchecked. The rest of the information spread on the sequences and clusters. Remember that the text in the memo should be as accessible as possible, so it expresses clearly to the crucial moment did not understand the verbal intricacies.
Have courage and audacity from time to time to question the information specified in each reminder, even written by them. And especially written by someone else. Any environment changes under the pressure of attendant circumstances and internal processes, which requires periodic review of the position in relation to this environment.

Advice 4 : How to translate the word

Books are always been the subject of wisdom. A long time ago, the book was a tool for leaving after themselves at least some history or information. What books were, all began with the clay tablets that each other gave way to parchment, papyrus, birch bark and paper. This development of books did not stop. These days most people use for reading so-called "e-books".
How to translate the word
You will need
  • - computer
  • - camera or scanner
  • - special program
Just a few steps you can transfer your favorite book from "paper bound" to typed text on the computer. To book could not simply be transferred into electronic text but also easy to open on any computer would be the best Doc that is opened by many text editors, including everyone's favorite Word.
You first need to copy page by scanning or photographing. In this case, you get electronic versions of the pages, but while in the compressed format of pictures Jpg. You can certainly write and so, they will be comfortable enough "to turn", but that's a long time to read the text in this case would not be very nice and useful for eyes.
To picture make plain text, it is necessary to recognize. This is perfectly done by using special programs, one of which must be on the computer or to install it. One of the most famous are the fine Reader (Fine Reader) and CuneiForm.
Next, the program starts and scans the text on the images, which then starts the process of text recognition.
Once the program generates a text from a Jpg file, it can be saved in various text formats, including Doc format. Thus, it is easy to obtain a file with the book in electronic form.
Useful advice
After that, if you want, you can translate this format in any convenient way to create electronic books in full, whether it is Pdf, DjVu, Rtf, Fb2 and other. To do this, you will need any Converter for these types of formats. Before converting, make sure you build it and pictures in the book, if necessary, and create a copy of the ebook. You can also do the conversion in the opposite direction of the above-mentioned formats into Doc read in Word'e.
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