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dre95060

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Formatting the Product Description
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 1:09 PM
 
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My product description includes the table of contents for my book, which is in list form. When I published my book, the DTP ran the contents together and eliminated the newlines. The DTP guide clearly says that you cannot use HTML code in the product description. However, I notice that other authors are able to include formatted lists, italics, etc. in their product descriptions.

Can you use HTML in the product description, despite what the DTP guide says? How do I make a list in the product description? Italics?

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David Emberson
www.kindlecookbook.com
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Re: Formatting the Product Description
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:01 PM   in response to: dre95060 in response to: dre95060
 
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david -

i don't believe you can format your description, even simple new lines, as you found out.

books that are brought in from publishers other than DTP can format their book descriptions, but that is handled through a completely separate process, unfortunately...

cheers,
mike
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dre95060

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Re: Formatting the Product Description
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 1:13 PM   in response to: dre95060 in response to: dre95060
 
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Dtpadmin, are you there?

Why do some DTP books appear to have formatted product descriptions? How is this done?
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