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Adeel Tariq Khan

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Difference in both formats
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 11:16 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I've been struggling with the book's interior and need your help.

I'm publishing a book 9 x 7.5 in size and have used these measurements in MS Word. However, the uploaded version, also 9 x 7.5, shows a different view.

The content in my Word document is 160 pages but the book's interior review shows 167 pages. This messes up many things including the table of contents' page numbers, headings and so on.

Please help.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Difference in both formats
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 11:56 PM   in response to: Adeel Tariq Khan in response to: Adeel Tariq Khan
 
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Adeel Tariq Khan wrote:
I've been struggling with the book's interior and need your help.

I'm publishing a book 9 x 7.5 in size and have used these measurements in MS Word. However, the uploaded version, also 9 x 7.5, shows a different view.

The content in my Word document is 160 pages but the book's interior review shows 167 pages. This messes up many things including the table of contents' page numbers, headings and so on.


Are you doing a paperback or a digital book?
A paperback really should be uploaded in PDF format and most of us do so at CreateSpace (also Amazon).
A digital book is free-flowing and has NO page numbers. The index should be links, not showing any page numbers.
Notjohn

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Re: Difference in both formats
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 2:29 AM   in response to: Adeel Tariq Khan in response to: Adeel Tariq Khan
 
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Like Donna, I'm guessing that you're trying to build a paperback.

1) Abandon KDP Print and go on over to CreateSpace.

2) Find a book size that serves your purpose. (I've never heard of 7.5x9. Is it a standard format? Does it even exist?)

3) As Donna says, upload a print-read PDF. I find that OpenOffice Writer does this more easily and with better resolution for images than Word does.

4) Formatting for print is much fussier than for digital. If you're not willing to do the work, or to pay for it to be done, you might try Draft2Digital, which allows you to upload a Word doc and get a PDF in return. You will however have to give up any notion of page numbers, which means the TOC is built automagically. Naturally they hope you'll use them to distribute the book, but you don't have to. And if you don't like it, you haven't lost anything.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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