Yesterday I talked about some easy ways to get your ecover created for your reports and books. Today I want to go to the next step which will have you start on the process of finalizing your PLR report.
Tips for Finalizing Your PLR Report
Once you have your report the way you want it, don’t forget to do a final check and proof read it once more. If possible have someone else read it for you, or try to read it out loud, this often helps you pick up on mistakes. Especially long winded sentences or a small spelling mistake.
A couple of items that you may want to include in your report include:
- Contents page
- Page numbers
All of these can be done directly inside your document. A disclaimer can be helpful especially if you are talking about a health related issue. Or you can use it as a way to let your readers know what they can and cannot do with your report. For example are they allowed to share it or reprint portions of it.
It is very easy to generate an automatic table of contents in word. To set this up correctly you want to ensure that your chapter headings were created using the Style Ribbon. This is where you will find Heading 1 and Heading 2. I normally use Heading 1 for main chapters and Heading 2 for sub chapters. Apply these style settings if you haven’t use them and then save your work.
To insert a table of contents use the Reference tab, this will open a menu with the Table of Contents located on the left hand side of your screen. Use the drop down arrow and choose a style. This will automatically generate the Contents page for you. Just have your cursor where you want this page to appear.
Headers and footers are great for adding your title and hyperlinking it to your website or blog. You may wish to add the page numbers in the footer area along with your name or link to another resource. You could also insert your logo in this area as well to help brand your report.
Once you have all of these items in place it is time to save your report into a PDF version. If you go to Save As you will notice a PDF choice available. While this is a great option it does not always save correctly.
Another way to do this is by using the Print feature and then printing to a PDF version. This will also help compress your photos and keep your pages intact. If you publish to Create Space you will notice that there is a difference when using the Save As feature compared to the Print. It can actually change your page count.
For the print feature to work you will need to install a PDF feature. The one I use is the doPDFv7 which you can download for free. If you find that your links aren’t working inside the PDF file, this could also be the reason why.
As you can see it is pretty easy to work on finalizing your PLR report. In tomorrow’s post I will talk about uploading your files to your hosting account and then we will move on to the topic of creating that all important buy button.
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