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Chip McAuley

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Problems with Line Jumps when Uploading to Kindle
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 8:09 AM
 
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Hello. I'm having a problem where my .doc looks fine, but when I upload to preview it to Kindle there are line jumps that I cannot see in the .doc version. I'd appreciate anyone who can point me in the direction of a fix for this. Thanks.
Ward Rogers

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 9:01 AM   in response to: Chip McAuley in response to: Chip McAuley
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Chip McAuley wrote:
Hello. I'm having a problem where my .doc looks fine, but when I upload to preview it to Kindle there are line jumps that I cannot see in the .doc version. I'd appreciate anyone who can point me in the direction of a fix for this. Thanks.

If you have not properly formatted your Word doc using Styles & Formatting, you will most likely have problems. Knowing how to use Word as a typewriter or word processor is miles away from using Word as a formatting tool. You might be able to fix it by revealing codes and taking out the code causing your problems, or you could edit it in HTML. One of the main problems with Word is that it is much like the whited sepulchres of biblical allusion -- beautiful on the outside, hiding corruption within. If your Word training was geared towards typing, you might want to look at some of the many tutorials on YouTube. Some of them re quite helpful.
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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 10:47 AM   in response to: Chip McAuley in response to: Chip McAuley
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What do you mean by "line jumps"? Do you mean that the line goes only halfway across, and then you start a new line?

If so, did you perhaps hit the Return at the end of every line when typing your manuscript in Word? That would do it. You can't hit Return except to end a paragraph. (As already noted, Word is not a typewriter.)

What format did you upload? Word? PDF? (which always creates a big mess)

Give us more detail so we can help you better.
Notjohn

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 10:49 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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What do you mean by "line jumps"?

My question also!

Good luck! -- NJ

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Chip McAuley

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 3:34 PM   in response to: Ward Rogers in response to: Ward Rogers
 
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Thanks!
Chip McAuley

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 3:37 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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It turned out to be that I needed to hit the formatting button that showed where all the line breaks are and delete many of them so that the line would not cut off mid-paragraph. Thanks, everyone, for your help!
Notjohn

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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 2:54 AM   in response to: Chip McAuley in response to: Chip McAuley
 
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Always remember that your word processor is not a typewriter. You must use Styles. If you haven't mastered Styles in Word, see the fourth post in my blog. Other word processors are not that much different.

Good luck! -- NJ

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