Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice

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Seven basic steps to walk you through formatting your fiction book for publication through Smashwords using OpenOffice, the free office suite software.
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Published: June 10, 2012
Words: 2,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476223483
About L. Leona Davis

L. Leona Davis lives in Kaiserslautern, Germany with her soldier husband and infant daughter.

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Review by: Jake Yaniak on March 20, 2014 : star star star star star
A very helpful, and best of all free, guide to formatting books for Smashwords in OpenOffice. If you're like me and you can't shell out big bucks for MS Word, this guide will help you get around some of the differences between Microsoft's program and OpenOffice.
A must if you want to self-publish without having to buy a new program. I even went back and used it to format my book for other platforms.
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Review by: Jordon Ross on Jan. 24, 2014 : star star star star star
When I first started writing my book for Smashwords, this was the first thing I read. Everyone who comes here and uses OO, should get this book.
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Review by: Thorsten Nesch on Aug. 26, 2013 : star star star star star
fantastic. thank you so much. i learnt a lot! short and very precise. well done!
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Review by: Robert Lucas on Aug. 11, 2013 : star star star star star
Thank you so much for this! Extremely helpful for those who do not have or cannot afford Microsoft Word but still want to follow their dreams and publish their work!!
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Review by: Paraplegic Racehorse on Oct. 13, 2012 : star star star star star
If you are familiar with OO.o, you probably have already figured out how to implement the Smashwords Style Guide in OO.o Writer. If you have not, this will walk you through, step by step in a clear and concise manner. Nothing is left to chance and, if you think the text is a little unclear, the screen captures will give you clarity.

There is even a nice little template in the back. Probably the only thing I would add to this is a how-to setup a document template (OO.o supports templates) with all the appropriate options already turned off and your favorite paragraph styles ready to be applied.
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Review by: Jutzie on June 23, 2012 : star star star star star
I am just beginning a freelance editing business and I'm still in the learning stage. I was struggling with some formatting issues with Open Office and came searching for books that might help. Leona had a wonderful book here, her step-by-steps were so easy to follow and they solved many of my issues I was having with formatting a book. I'm thankful she took the time to share what she learned with those of us who also use Open Office.
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