Originally Posted by bearstardiode
Hey. I've written all my novels on MS Office Word 2003. Now I just got MS Office Home and Student 2010. Is there anything I need to know about opening my MS Office Word 2003 novels in MS Office Home and Student 2010? Will the transition change the styles or the way I would make an e-book, anything you can think of.
"MS Office Home and Student 2010" is a bundle of programs, including the (almost) latest version of Word. They've messed up the user interface with an obtrusive Ribbon instead of the old menus. But everything is still there, and a few neat new things as well!
If you're writing novels from scratch, there's a lot to be said for writing straight into Sigil. If you don't add a lot of unnecessary formatting in the first place, there will be no issues about converting it. The little that IS required - basic paragraph styles, chapter headings etc. are easily added by a stylesheet in Sigil. Start clean, stay clean. Simples.