First, THANK YOU Darren. I finished my first book and will have it up on Amazon before the end of this month. A LOT of the reason I kicked myself past the goal-line was AS/SE. So much appreciation.
LUCKILY it was a short book. When I exported it to DOCX, it lost all the new page starts I had put in with Ctrl-Shift while inputting the text. Not a huge thing, I went through and re-did the operation in LibreOffice Writer.
But here’s the thing, the next book is a re-edited and added-to compilation of previous writings and it’s got 30 sub-chapters in 11 main chapters, plus one other chapter with 33 sub-chapters. And that’s before I start. I’m looking at more than 350 chapters by any definition as is. So, I’d prefer not to re-do the action. I KNOW I can treat EACH sub-chapter as a chapter, but that would leave a lot of chapter heads as just a number, i.e. 2018-22. I’m HOPING to avoid that. I’d prefer to just have 2018 and then write it all out, hitting Ctrl-Shift every time I’m ready for the new sub-section. I’ve tried that in writing already and it ‘feels’ right.
THE OTHER ISSUE, as I played with the export was that graphics seems to be a bit of an issue. I cut out all the graphics save for the cover in the just completed little book. But my first test examples saw some of the graphics I had, not making the transition and instead being replaced with graphic icon place-holders. I’m working in Win7. I’m already grey-scaling the graphics as is and working on a max width of 150 pixels. That has helped. But I’m hoping I don’t throw a LOT of work into this next project and then find out I would have been better off doing it in something not so focused on just text input. Suggestions?