[AccessD] Book or writing template
rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 02:01:37 CDT 2022
You might look at the tech books on your shelf and copy their style. As I
said, get all the content into the word doc first, then make a pass through
the copy formatting as you go.
Once you have all he content the formatting choices will become clear.
On Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:17 AM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:
> And what is most irritating, I downloaded the manual for Writer, which is a
> very professionally written manual, good stuff, which states that it is
> written using a template. Does it provide a LINK to the template it uses?
> OF COURSE NOT. And so I go play an hour of Empire Deluxe.😜😁
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 7:08 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Look at this mess...
> > LibreOffice templates help
> > <
> > Hundreds. Try filtering on book. NOTHING.
> > Sigh.
> > 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
> >> is a skill I have never mastered obviously. Anyway, I am trying very
> >> 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
> >> 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,
> >> 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
> >> Susan writes for tech magazines. So perhaps one of you or others on
> >> list can recommend a good book (ebook / kindle preferably) which
> >> the process of writing a book, focusing on using a modern editor to set
> >> everything. And then discuss which if any template you use for your
> >> writing.
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> ago, I have cut and pasted various things into a single document, and
> >> therefore I have a mess I need to clean up.
> >> --
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