[AccessD] Book or writing template

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 12:03:29 CDT 2022


On Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 11:19 AM Susan Harkins <ssharkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> John is smart enough to probably write a class that does it all for him.
> 😉
> Susan H.
> Rocky et. al. ...
> I agree with you 100%. There are two tasks: one is writing and the other
> is formatting. Use LibreOffice if you wish (I prefere MS-Word but that's
> just me). I have a template created years back, when writing my second book.
> First thing I did was open the Normal template (not Create a file from the
> template, but open the template itself). Then I created a few new styles,
> the most important in my case being a style called Code. It was in Courier,
> with a given font size and indents on both sides. I assigned a shortcut
> (Alt+Shift+C). I created other styles for notes and footnotes and quotes
> (Jesus, I'm sounding like a rapper 😀.) Anyway, once that was done, it was
> pretty easy to go through the plaintext copy and format it to suit
> publication.
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John W. Colby
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