How to create your own eBook in Microsoft Word

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eBook in Microsoft Word – If you are interested in the creative world of books and want to add to it the digitization of the 21st century, eBooks are your option and, if you want to start, Microsoft Word could be of great help. We leave you some steps to start your adventure with electronic books.

Microsoft Word has many features that make it easy to create electronic books, also known as eBooks. And it is that this tool provides you with styles to give it shape or different formats so that you can publish it anywhere.

And is that this electronic version of the books that you can read on your computer, tablet, mobile devices or Kindle requires some tool that allows you to create something attractive (apart from being well written).

Although there is no tailor-made tool for eBook publishing, Word is a perfect one.

With all this on the table, let’s find out how to create an eBook with Microsoft Word.

How to create your eBook in Microsoft Word

Even though what interests us here is getting fully into how to create it, it is essential to know that you must first decide what your eBook will be about and how you want to structure it, to make this whole process much easier.

Choose a theme, title, or extension, or even make a small outline that structures all the content. Once we have this base, we go with the interesting.

STEP 1. Create the cover

Let’s start with perhaps the most “important” part. We all judge books by the cover, and eBooks are not a case apart. Also, there are so many creative possibilities when it comes to something digital that it can be even easier to create something interesting and creative.

Well, to create a cover it is as simple as following these three steps:

  • Go to the Insert menu
  • Click the Cover button available on the left side
  • Select the cover page that is suitable for your eBook

    STEP 2. Add copyright

    This is a relevant step since we will have to protect our content from being disclosed by the network. To do this we will include a copyright page. To get started, just follow these steps

    • Go to the Insert menu
    • Click Symbols on the right side
    • Look for the copyright symbol and enter it on the page

      STEP 3. Insert an active table of contents

      The table of contents helps your readers quickly scan the topics that the eBook covers. It is a small illustrative indication of the interior of the eBook. Microsoft Word offers two different types of tables.

      Auto Table: Displays all titles, one through three, in order. Since they are automatic, you can enter as many headlines (up to H3 level) as you want and simply update the table, the context will be filled automatically.

      Manual table: If you have more than three levels of subheadings in your eBook, eg H4, H5, H6, etc., you can opt for the manual table. As the name suggests, you can manually enter the details into it.

      To insert a table of contents into your eBook:

      • Go to the References menu
      • Click the Table of Contents button on the left side
      • Choose Automatic Table or Manual from the dropdown menu

      To update the automatic table of contents, you just have to go to References and click on the “Update table” button, available next to the Table of Contents button.

      STEP 4. Add the header and footer

      Headers are text located at the top of pages that are entered once and repeated on all pages of a document, such as the name of the book itself, for example .

      • Go to the Insert menu
      • Click on the Header option
      • Choose the header that you like the most from the multiple options available

      Similarly, you can use the footer to display any information that is suitable for your eBook. Footnotes offer additional information that is of interest to the reader, but that cannot be included within the text, such as some dimension, for example.

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