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Microsoft Word Resources

Instructional Videos:

The following videos were created to demonstrate book design techniques using Microsoft Word to set up a book file for printing. These links will redirect you to mediaspace.msu.edu.

Part 1 - Page Size: This video shows you how to create a new document and set the page size that will be the width and height measurements of your book.

Part 2 - Margins: This video demonstrates how to change the margins in your document.

Part 3 - Title Page & Copyright Page: This video provides an example for the layout for your title page and copyright page.

Part 4 - Applying Styles: This video explains what paragraph styles are and how to apply them to your document text.

Part 5 - Modifying Styles: This video demonstrates how to modify paragraph styles that we applied in Part 4.

Part 6 - Table of Contents: This video demonstrates how to have Microsoft Word automatically add a table of contents based on styles you applied in your book.

Part 7 - Breaks: This video demonstrates how to use Breaks in Microsoft Word: line breaks, paragraph breaks, page breaks, and section breaks.

Part 8 - Page Numbers: This video demonstrates how to add Page Numbers to your document in Microsoft Word with easy and advanced options.

Part 9 - Images: This video introduces working with Images in Microsoft Word: inserting, editing, positioning, and styling.

Part 10 - Tables: This video introduces working with Tables in Microsoft Word.

Part 11 - Troubleshooting: This video demonstrates the Show/Hide formatting option in Microsoft Word and how it can be useful to troubleshoot unexpected formatting issues in your design.

Book Design Workshop Presentation:

The Book Design Workshop presentation with Microsoft Word is available for download in PDF format. The presentation is divided into three parts: about our services, about general book design, and tools available for book design using Microsoft Word. The first part covers basic details about our services: pricing, timing, file requirements, printing specifications, and copyright. The second part of the presentation discusses the basics of designing a book interior, what goes on a title and copyright page, and what not to do when designing a book. The final part provides an introduction to Microsoft Word, applying styles, page numbers, a table of contents, and how to create a cover template in Microsoft Powerpoint.

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