Paragraph spacing error in Word

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Paragraph spacing error in Word

Post by palmerwriter » February 5th, 2013, 10:27 pm

I'm trying to format a book for Createspace using Word 2007, and I keep having paragraph spacing issues. At the bottom of some of the pages is a gap of one sentence to an entire large paragraph. I've tried fixing it using widow/orphan etc. and even moving the stuff to the right place by hand, but every time I upload it to Createspace, it's still messed up somewhere in the document. I sent it to an interior layout person and he said I've got some weird code in there somewhere, but since he uses InDesign he is at a loss as to what's causing it. I used a template I downloaded from Createspace. Could that be the culprit? How can I fix this and get my book out there professional-looking?

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Re: Paragraph spacing error in Word

Post by longknife » February 7th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Did you go through the Paragraph formatting in your Tools section?
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Re: Paragraph spacing error in Word

Post by Ryan » February 8th, 2013, 2:34 pm

These are the kinds of things that kill the self-pubber...

Best thing to do is hire a pro so you can use your precious time for editing and writing. Services are getting cheaper and cheaper. We hire plumbers at $100 an hour to fix a leak so why not buck up $200-$300 to make sure your book looks good. Here's the company I used. Tom and Amanda will stick with you until it's done right. http://www.digitalbindery.com/

Good luck and make sure it's done-done and edited 100% before you start conversion.

Cheers

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