Tag Archive for formatting

Vellum for Ebook Building

One of my projects for this year is to update Future of Memories with new technology and new projects. When the first edition was published, there were few applications to support custom book layout for ebooks. I found the booksellers’ automated conversion results very disappointing – especially for a book with lots of graphics. Since then we’ve seen a…

Formatting for Tablets

My family has discovered the joys of tablets – which has given me an easy and effective way to share our family stories. Thanks to platforms like Scribd and it’s associated mobile apps, along with apps like Documents by Readdle, I’m discovering that I can create some amazing publications full of text and graphics to…

A Paper Dodo Bird?

Is the letter-size document about to join the buggy whip in the museum of things left behind? It’s time to get out of the habit of automatically designing your publications for letter-size paper. Chances are good it will never see paper and probably be read on a tablet or ereader device.

Scrivener Presets

Scrivener is fully customizable and can be set up to support the way you work in any number of ways. Here I look at formatting the text in the workspace to make it easier on my old eyes. I’m taking advantage of Scrivener formatting presets to set things up my way.

Indents, Block Quotes and Lists

When trying to position text for the web, you’ll quickly find that spaces don’t work well and tabs don’t exist. There are three very useful options for arranging text – indents, block quotes and lists – and each has its own idiosyncrasies. Here’s a quick overview of each and how you can put them to…