Libre Office/Open Office Best Practices

Here are some best practices to help you get the most out of the template.  If you have any suggestions to add, please do so in the comments field below – everyone will greatly appreciate your sharing!

  • Use JPGs images.  PNGs can create unpredictable results with iBooks.
  • Turn on the ‘Hidden’ characters button to reveal possible formatting issues:

  • Use the bookmarks ‘TOC’ to identify your table of contents page & ‘start’ to identify the page you want the eReader to begin on.
  • Want to see what your book will REALLY look like on the Kindle? Email yourself the same .doc file you plan to upload to KDP.
  • When you are finished editing/formatting – save your ODT first. THEN save the same file as .doc (which is the file you will upload to Amazon/BN).
  • F11 key brings your styles menu up.
  • Get used to using ‘Default Formatting’ (right click) & THEN reapply the style:

I will continue to add more ‘best practices’ and tips here learned and shared by other users.

Be sure to check the tutorials page for updated videos.