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Phyllis Birnbaum

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Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 10:17 AM
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I am including a chronology of historical events in my ebook.
I made a table in Word 2010
I used one column for the date, and one column for the event. I made the border lines invisible For example:

1945 End of World War II

But when I convert this on the Kindle Previewer, the border lines show. So I must find another way to create this chronology.

How to do this?

Thank you
Phyllis

Donna St Felix

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 10:22 AM   in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum
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Phyllis Birnbaum wrote:
I am including a chronology of historical events in my ebook.
I made a table in Word 2010
I used one column for the date, and one column for the event. I made the border lines invisible For example:

1945 End of World War II

But when I convert this on the Kindle Previewer, the border lines show. So I must find another way to create this chronology.

How to do this?


Possibly making a JPEG or JPEG's to insert may work for each page, if more than one page is needed.
William Thompson

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 6:09 PM   in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum
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Also you should be aware that, if you do create a jpeg image version of your table text, then on upload KDP compresses all jpeg images. This has the effect of making thin lines look even thinner. This image compression will also make image regular text look thinner and might even make it difficult to read. So if you're putting text into your images best way would be to either use a thicker font like Arial or use bold text which will always be readable in an image without problems when you upload to KDP..

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Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 1:48 AM   in response to: Helen Garcia in response to: Helen Garcia
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Maybe if you tried spamming somewhere else, you might not annoy other members of the community quite so much? This really isn't the place to promote your blog!

Just my thoughts. J

BTW Do you have any idea how annoying your use of ))) is?
George Garrigues

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 9:03 PM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
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Hello. I didn't see any spam in this thread. Do you think it might have been removed?

GG

Edited by: George Garrigues on Sep 28, 2017 9:03 PM
George Garrigues

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 9:05 PM   in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum in response to: Phyllis Birnbaum
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It's quite possible that you can get the same information in front of the reader without using a table.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 6:35 AM   in response to: George Garrigues in response to: George Garrigues
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Hello George,

Yes, this is the extremely annoying Ms Helen Garcia*, who leaves inane comments on long-dormant threads, such as "Yeah, I think yes", and "ohhh,t hat is pretty great question) Thanks a lot)". (I've left the typos in the quotes deliberately, as they're hers not mine.) She then follows up these ridiculous posts by slipping in a plug for her website/blog. Hence the Spammer tag.

Every time I comment on it, the OP removes the post (or someone else spams her). I'm hoping she will take the hint and go and peddle her blog somewhere else eventually.

We've had a few of these spammers around lately, and they're an extreme irritant.

Best wishes, George. J


*Not to be confused with Ms Frances A Garcia, who has recently started posting.

Phyllis Birnbaum

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Re: Formatting a chronology
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 12:11 PM   in response to: George Garrigues in response to: George Garrigues
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yes, I agree, I now see that I can supply the information without a table! Thank you
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