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One last thing..........................................................

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Offline SteeBee
23 Aug 2016, 12:34 PM | Post: #1

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One last thing..........................................................

Hello again. Just a question for those who know about such things.

I'm ready to upload my book to amazon. It has been written using open office. I can convert the file to the following: 
Word97/2000/XP/95/6.0   regardless they are all .doc files. 

I'm guessing this .doc is suitable for uploading to amazon?

Thanks in advance for your replies & please forgive my ignorance on the subject.
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Offline Anna Faversham Reading
23 Aug 2016, 12:53 PM | Post: #2

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RE: One last thing..........................................................

I don't know much about such things and I usually manage to mess things up at the very last minute - which is what I have done this time!
However, one thing I can tell you is that although you can upload straight from Word (I'd choose the latest version) it is probably preferable for you to convert to Word and then to HTML as this formats things like headings better, I think!

All the best for a successful launch.
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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
23 Aug 2016, 12:56 PM | Post: #3

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RE: One last thing..........................................................

I have used Word 97-2003 for my books without hitches.
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Offline SteeBee
23 Aug 2016, 01:20 PM | Post: #4

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RE: One last thing..........................................................

Thanks for that. I'm guessing that all Word documents are .doc?. I did convert to HMTL at first but now the file reads 'Opera Web Document'?

As said I can only change the file to .doc
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
23 Aug 2016, 01:34 PM | Post: #5

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RE: One last thing..........................................................

I think everything before Word 2007 has .doc as the default format and after that it's .docx.
I usually upload in .docx to Amazon and in .doc to Smashwords, and that helps me to remember the versions are slightly different. But I've had no issues with going directly from Word to Amazon in any case (I think it's different if you have images in the text).
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