Formatting best practices

Use coherent and uniform styles

When drafting the book, we recommend you use the same styles for different types of content.

Please remember:

  • don’t change the font sizes, respect the default ones
  • don’t use different font sizes for the same type of content
  • don’t use special fonts (Write will automatically apply the font of the graphic theme you choose)
  • use bold for chapter titles. This way, Write can easily recognize your chapters.
  • don’t use special fonts if your book is written in an alphabet other than the Latin one (e.g. Cyrillic or Greek). Simply write in that alphabet and remember to set the UTF-8 encoding.

Use your editor properly

When you format your doc in a word processor, make sure you do so correctly, without ‘cheating’.

Here are some examples:

  • for text alignment, use the icons in the formatting ribbon at the top of the document:


  • to wrap lines, simply press the Return key. You don’t have to add useless spaces between the lines or paragraphs
  • don’t set the indentation. Write will automatically apply it to your text, and you will be able to modify it using the Write editor
  • only use style attributes (bold, italics, etc.) to apply specific semantic values to words or sentences in a relevant manner.

Notes and Tables

Make sure you create notes and tables properly so that Write recognizes them when you upload your file.

For instance, in OpenOffice:

  • if you want to create a note, select the word you want to link to the note and click on Insert>Note from the main menu;

  • if you want to create a table, position the cursor where you want the table to appear, then select Table>Insert>Table from the main menu or click the Table icon image1.png from the Standard toolbar.

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