2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 2, 2013 7:47 PM by Mrs-Smith

    Issues with PubIt formatting

      I'm trying to upload a file into PubIt for sale on B&N and the Nook, but when the file is converted the formatting is completely destroyed. If I upload a .doc file it eliminates all empty space and everything runs together. If I upload an .epub file it inserts a question mark into the majority of any open space like the end of a chapter or any paragraphs that might be double spaced. I've tried everything in the formatting guide that's available. Any tips or advice anyone can give me would be most appreciated.

        • .Re: Issues with PubIt formatting

          We need more info.

          I used Word 2003. Saved as .doc. I had .15 indents, no hard tabs.

          You need to turn on the formatting and look to see if you have anything odd.

          You have to use simple formatting. Nothing fancy.

          I don't know what you mean by empty space.

          Between chapters, use page break or section break.

          I am hoping Melissa comes along.

          • Re: Issues with PubIt formatting
            Mrs-Smith

            As Strayer said, using Word 97-2003 plays nicer with Pubits conversion software than 2010. Not sure why, but there it is.

            Yes, you need to make your formatting visible so you can see what your MS looks like. Click on the ¶ symbol and it will turn on everything. You don't want more than two or three returns after an end scene or chapter otherwise you will have giant gaps in the epub resulting in blank pages. As Strayer said, inserting a page break is best.

             

            If possible, you should upload a validated epub as this will look and function best. But if not, then a clean, minimally formatted 97-03 doc will do.

             

             

             

            Hope this helps :smileyhappy: