The wording in the "Save As" dialog changes between Microsoft Word versions, but the best results are usually achieved with "HTML filtered" or "Web Page - filtered", depending on what version of Word you're running on. Review your content in Word after you've saved it as HTML and make any necessary changes, saving it again. Then upload the HTML file in Amazon KDP.
(Note: If your book contains images, send the supported image files and the HTML file into a compressed zip folder and upload.)
If you cannot save your content as HTML, be aware that the conversion from .doc to Amazon KDP's format will inevitably lose some formatting information in the process. Microsoft's .doc format comes with a few quirks and not all file format details are well-documented.
- Lists in Microsoft Word documents, especially nested lists with subcategories, will not convert well.
- If you change list numbering between numerals and letters (e.g. I, II, III, a, b, c, 2.1.3), the conversion may also provide less than satisfying results.
- If you use tables of contents in your files, page numbers will not be updated correctly (since the text size and page numbers in a reflowable format don't mean the same thing as in a fixed-display format). Make sure to use the standard Microsoft Word heading styles and Table of Contents insertion for best results.
- If you're using the Microsoft Word Equation tool, not all mathematical notations will convert well. We suggest converting the equation into an image (recommended: 300 DPI PNG)
Tip: Professional formatting and conversion services are available to prepare your book for print and Kindle.