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Cayla

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I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 6:38 PM
 
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It did this with my first book too and it took a week to figure out a way to fix it. I use Word and no matter what I do one chapter will end on the same page where the new chapter starts. It’s very frustrating and I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m lucky my husband is good with computers or I wouldn’t be here at all. Does anyone have any tips or solutions? Has this happened to others?
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Posted: Nov 27, 2017 7:50 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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Normally Insert > Break > Page break does the trick.

If it doesn't seem to, try Insert > Break > Section break new page.

The Insert menu is up at the top with other menus when you're in Word.

Note that this will fix it for the actual ebook that people download. You should be able to see it in the on-line previewer for a quick check. However, nothing will make the Look Inside have a page break for a new chapter, because the LI is just a continuous scroll.
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 7:53 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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It sounds like you need to add page breaks on the page where each of your chapters end. Go to the bottom of the last page of each chapter and then click on page layout on the ribbon banner across the top of your word document. Then under page setup, click on page break. Do this for each chapter and it should correct your issue.

Hope this helps...

Joe
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 7:59 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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Cayla wrote:
It did this with my first book too and it took a week to figure out a way to fix it. I use Word and no matter what I do one chapter will end on the same page where the new chapter starts. It’s very frustrating and I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m lucky my husband is good with computers or I wouldn’t be here at all. Does anyone have any tips or solutions? Has this happened to others?

Are you using a page break after the very last character you type into the chapter that you're ending? A page break is Control+Enter in Word (hold Control down and press Enter. ) In your word document, a page break will start a new page and it does the same thing in an ebook (but not in the Look Inside, which is freeflowing text.)

I have not, of course, read Kindle ebooks on every possible device, only the old Kindle ereader, Kindle Fire, and online using "Read Now."

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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 8:00 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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Cayla wrote:
It did this with my first book too and it took a week to figure out a way to fix it. I use Word and no matter what I do one chapter will end on the same page where the new chapter starts. It’s very frustrating and I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m lucky my husband is good with computers or I wouldn’t be here at all. Does anyone have any tips or solutions? Has this happened to others?

Are you using a page break after the very last character you type into the chapter that you're ending? A page break is Control+Enter in Word (hold Control down and press Enter. ) In your word document, a page break will start a new page and it does the same thing in an ebook (but not in the Look Inside, which is freeflowing text.)

I have not, of course, read Kindle ebooks on every possible device, only the old Kindle ereader, Kindle Fire, and online using "Read Now."

L. L. Thrasher

Oops. Looks like I was typing while Joe was posting.
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 8:07 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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In addition to what Dale said, if you are using Word you must use Styles religiously in formatting. Using Word as a word processor (tabs, spacebar, manual line spacing, etc) inevitably leads to format problems. If, like me, you are visually oriented, you might check YouTube, which has many tutorials available about using Word as an e-book formatter. Good luck.
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 8:25 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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(Scratch-crackle...)

Insert page break (scratch crackle) Insert page break (scratch crackle ) Insert pager break (scratch crackle )

In WORD the item is under Insert in the top menu...

First position your cursor at the line after the last sentence in the chapter, then....

INSERT Break....break types...page break...

then click OK....

or use ctrl and enter...BUT the important thing is to insert that page break

Tink....
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 8:38 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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Please try > Break >

Insert > Break > for page break
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 8:38 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
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Cayla wrote:
It did this with my first book too and it took a week to figure out a way to fix it. I use Word and no matter what I do one chapter will end on the same page where the new chapter starts. It’s very frustrating and I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m lucky my husband is good with computers or I wouldn’t be here at all. Does anyone have any tips or solutions? Has this happened to others?

In MS Word simply hit ctrl and enter That will insert a page break, so for instance if you're at the end of chapter 1, then after hitting ctrl and enter, type Chapter 2
Be in mind that if you convert it to html or view as web layout then you'll only see a thin line between chapters, however it is necessary to cause flow in an eBook.
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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:21 PM   in response to: Cayla in response to: Cayla
 
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Cayla wrote:
It did this with my first book too and it took a week to figure out a way to fix it. I use Word and no matter what I do one chapter will end on the same page where the new chapter starts. It’s very frustrating and I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m lucky my husband is good with computers or I wouldn’t be here at all. Does anyone have any tips or solutions? Has this happened to others?

Cayla:

IF you used heading styles, for your chapter heads--as you ought to be doing--simply EDIT the heading style. Go to the Paragraph formatting for the Style (in the modify Styles box/pane, please). Go the the line and page breaks tab, and then click "page break before," and SAVE.

That will create a page break before EVERY use of the heading style. So, before EVERY start of a new chapter. (Assuming, again, that you are using the STYLED heading for your chapter heads. If you're not, you should learn how.) Therefore, if you intend to use that style someplace where you do NOT want a page break before, make a new style from the existing one, and eliminate the "page break" option.

I mean, come ON guys, all this manual insertion of breaks, really? If you're using Word, you should be using the STYLES methodology, not manual breaks.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:23 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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Huh, I love using styles but it's easy to hit ctrl+enter when I want a chapter break. It's not like those come up that often.
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Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:30 PM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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C. Gold wrote:
Huh, I love using styles but it's easy to hit ctrl+enter when I want a chapter break. It's not like those come up that often.

And, if you used it automatically, in Styles, you wouldn't have to hit it at all, or deal with it later, in layout for print or eBooks, right? I mean...imagine for a moment that you're a guy that writes epic sagas, with hundreds of chapters--it'd be easy to miss one, right? Here's my question--why NOT put it in the chapter head style?

Plus, for most of the folks that ask questions on this forum--not the longtime posters, but the noobs--it's good for them to start to wrangle Styles, and learning even the small things to make their lives easier helps motivate them to keep using them--and expanding their knowledge of Styles.

But, hey: to each their own. I mentioned it because to my mind, it's much faster and more consistent than CTRL+enter.

Offered solely FWIW.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:44 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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Why not for me? Ingrained habit. I'd wind up with extras if I had it in the style as well. Also I like to end with a page break, then go up and edit. Then go to the next chapter and enter the title text and format it. I wouldn't like having to hold off on a page break and type text, then apply a style to get it out of the current chapter to the next. Just my feeling and the way I do things. But since you asked. ;) I do hook up all the other styles to 'do the right thing', so all is not lost. :P
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Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:51 PM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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C. Gold wrote:
Why not for me? Ingrained habit. I'd wind up with extras if I had it in the style as well. Also I like to end with a page break, then go up and edit. Then go to the next chapter and enter the title text and format it. I wouldn't like having to hold off on a page break and type text, then apply a style to get it out of the current chapter to the next. Just my feeling and the way I do things. But since you asked. ;) I do hook up all the other styles to 'do the right thing', so all is not lost. :P

Hunh? You would just type the chapter title--or number, or whatever it is you do--and either before or during the typing, click the style you're assigning. That's it. It's no different than how you type italics, or bold, really.

But, hey, whatever your habit is. To me, the headings are invaluable for a million reasons--well above and beyond page breaks, like the Nav Pane, Outline mode, and of course, they are absolutely crucial for correct ebook formatting when you export the HTML. Since I always use Styles, for everything, absolutely everything, whether it's a simple memo, a note, or something bigger, it's of no moment to me. As I said previously--to each their own.

HItch

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Re: I have these spacing issues every time
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 9:55 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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booknookbiz wrote:

I mean, come ON guys, all this manual insertion of breaks, really? If you're using Word, you should be using the STYLES methodology, not manual breaks.

You have a point but I've been using page breaks for Word docs for probably as long as "page break" has existed, and I don't even think about it, I just do it--like hitting Enter for a new paragraph.I've never had any problem with my chapter headings not working so I had never thought about adding a page break to a Heading Style. I'll give it some thought, but I suspect I'd end up erasing extra page breaks when I edit because I'll automatically hit CTRL Enter. I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts in Word: CTRL+ALT+period for ellipses, SHIFT+F3 for switch to all caps/vice versa, and the ones for copy, paste, undo, etc.

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