17 Answered Questions for the topic formatting

08/04/19

How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?

Say I have a 100 page manuscript in Courier, 11pt, double-spaced. How many paperback pages is this roughly equivalent to? Is there a better font/spacing to use?

07/29/19

How should dialog be formatted?

Is there any "official" rule that I should keep in mind when formatting character dialog?Line breaks, placement of quotes, mixing dialog with action descriptions etc.For example, I want to build a... more

06/18/19

How do I put a border on only the top and bottom of an image in Microsoft Word 2010?

I upgraded to Word 2010 (from Word 2003), and am no longer able to apply only top and bottom borders to photos and charts that are inserted or copied into my document as pictures. I used to use... more

06/17/19

APA Citation for a undergrad-level book review?

I'm writing a book review for sociology on the book *Sidewalk* by Mitchell Duneier.This book is the ONLY source for my whole paper. It is the only citation that I am using and the only outside... more

06/05/19

Typography for a book?

I know this must vary based on preference. I haven't gone to school for writing but regardless have started writing a book. I have a few chapters done, and need to start format and editing... more

06/02/19

Style when intentionally misspelling?

I am copyediting and doing layout on a play that includes a few plays on words and intentional misspellings. At first glance they read like typos. I am wondering if the convention is that I should... more

05/29/19

How to properly format a post update on a company blog?

**I wrote a blog post about a certain feature(in testing)** of our online product. **We finished the testing and changed a couple of things** and added some improvements to this feature. So, **I... more

05/28/19

Why does the margin on a numbered list over 99 become large (2007 Word)?

Have a numbered list in 2007 Word. Everything was fine until item 100. At 100 and on, the margin between the number and the text is very large. How do I make it normal? Thanks! i.e.- 98.... more

05/28/19

Are there any plugins for Microsoft Word to format source code samples inside a regular document?

I need to write a technical document in Microsoft Word, with source code samples sprinkled throughout the text.Is there any way, without leaving Microsoft Word (maybe a plugin?), to format the... more

05/03/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

05/02/19

Microsoft Word form - Preserving "lines" to type on instead of underscoring and underlining?

We've got a form that somebody created in Microsoft Word 2007. As an example, it would look something like this:Name: ________________________________Where the "line" is created by somebody... more

04/28/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/25/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/23/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/20/19

How to hide text formatting popup (Mini Toolbar) in Microsoft Word 2007?

In Microsoft Word 2007 when you select a piece of text, a pop-up toolbar will display containing the common font formatting tools like font-name, font-size, bold, italic, etc. (The Mini Toolbar.)... more

03/26/19

Adding breaks in a novel—spaces, asterisks, or a chapter break?

I am editing my first novel and wherever I find a natural break in the story, I add a few spaces. I want to go back and adjust what types of breaks those are, but how best to represent those spaces... more

03/25/19

Style when intentionally misspelling?

I am copyediting and doing layout on a play that includes a few plays on words and intentional misspellings. At first glance they read like typos. I am wondering if the convention is that I should... more

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