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Old 02-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Anne Marie Weiss View Post
Hi Hitch....... Is this the general series of steps that you feel will produce the desired formatting? Am I on the right track?

a. export pdf from Access

b. use Office to save the pdf as a docx. (Not rtf, as several people had suggested, and which I've been editing for the past 3 weeks)

c. use styles to reformat and produce the desired look to the text in the docx document (recreating what was produced in the pdf exported from Access)

d. use Calibre to convert to Kindle format

How am I doing?

many thanks again!

AMW
It's a bit different than what I'd do--but then again, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I'm already a bookmaker. But, yes--that's the general idea.

The big area that you haven't got working knowledge in, and the big "secret" is the Styles and Headings. I think, once you embrace that, you'll be shocked at how easy it wll be.

OH, and another big "Word secret" (not really) is, NUKE all your styles first, in the entire document, and start with a clean, naked file. If you have italics and bold, NOW, that you want to keep, there's a slightly different process and you'll need a plugin from Toxaris, so tell us if that's the case.

Trust me, it's much, much easier to style a cleaned document that doesn't have a bunch of existing, ad-hoc styles, than to try to style something that's already a mess.

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