[AccessD] Book or writing template
jwcolby at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 18:08:25 CDT 2022
Look at this mess...
LibreOffice templates help
Hundreds. Try filtering on book. NOTHING.
On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:08 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to write an ebook for my classes and events. I keep getting
> bogged down in formatting. TBH I have never written a book before and it
> is a skill I have never mastered obviously. Anyway, I am trying very hard
> to use LibreOffice Writer rather than Office Word. I have googled and I
> just don't understand the whole template thing. I downloaded and opened
> several and though they do in fact seem to include 'all you need' what they
> don't do is teach 'these are the tasks, and this is how you use them in
> this template'.
> My challenge is that I do not expect to make any money on this thing due
> to the limited audience, and so paying much if anything for a Pro to do
> this for me is a problem. Not to mention that the worse my formatting, the
> more time such a person would have to spend.
> And so I am reaching out to this forum for advice. I know that Rocky
> wrote his book. I know that Arthur has written an ebook. And I know that
> Susan writes for tech magazines. So perhaps one of you or others on this
> list can recommend a good book (ebook / kindle preferably) which discusses
> the process of writing a book, focusing on using a modern editor to set up
> everything. And then discuss which if any template you use for your
> I am thinking about such things as 'use this font for the main text, use
> this for code, use this for notes'. How to automatically format a section
> of already written text to be one of those things. For now I care less
> about 'page and paragraph widows and orphans' and all that. Making a TOC
> and hyperlinks to get at the correct location would be good.
> I just want to discover 'this is a good template for writing a technical
> book, these are the things that a template does for you, and this is how
> you get these things done using this template'.
> I have a ton written but I need to make the push to get it done. It was
> written over the years, much of it came from the AccessD emails from long
> ago, I have cut and pasted various things into a single document, and
> therefore I have a mess I need to clean up.
> John W. Colby
> Colby Consulting
John W. Colby
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