Editing the format of your book is super easy with the Tablo editor in the Writing Room. This article will cover exactly what each editing tool does - including formatting text, adding tables, images, lists, block quotes and page breaks.
If you would like to find out how to edit the metadata of your book, click here.
Want to know more about the Writing Room? We've put together a handy Getting started guide to the Writing Room
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1. Find the book you wish to edit and click Continue Writing.
2. You will then see a screen which looks similar to the one below. This is called the Writing Room.
3. You can see the editing and formatting tools are highlighted with a pink box in the screenshot above.
We'll cover what each of these buttons does, from left to right, in the table below.
Hint: if you would like to make sure the changes you are making to your formatting look correct to anyone reading, click the icon at the top right of the page to preview your book.
|Bold||Bold any text in your book e.g chapter headings, words you'd like to stand out etc|
|Italics||Add italics to any text in your book e.g chapter headings, words you'd like to stand out, words in another language etc|
|Remove format||Did you make a mistake with your formatting? This button will clear all formatted text back to defaults.|
Aligns your paragraphs.
Left align (the standard in English)
|Colour||Change the colour of your text.|
We have five standard typefaces available. Which you choose is up to you.
NB: It doesn't make a whole lot of difference as readers can indicate which font they want to use on their device. Try to stick to one style through the whole book to prevent formatting issues.
|Font size||We recommend font size 12pt for body text and headings in 14-18pt. Again, it doesn't make a whole lot of difference as readers can change the font sizes on their device.|
|Paragraph format||There are a few different pre-set paragraph formats here for your convenience.|
|Insert image||If you wish to use images in your book, upload them by clicking the image button and selecting the image from your computer. For more instructions on uploading/inserting images, click here.|
|Insert table||Insert a table into your book. For more info on using tables, click here.|
|Insert page break||
Page breaks will force your text on to the next page. These are useful for the end of chapters or when inserting images.
To use: click to the text that you want to break up and click the page break icon. To remove a page break, hit the backspace or delete key on your keyboard.
|Numbered/bullet list||Format text into a numbered list or bullet points. To remove these lists, select the text and click the icon again.|
|Insert blockquote||If you have any quotes you would like to stand out in your book, select the portion of text and click the blockquote button. To remove the blockquote, select the text and click the icon again.|