Red Tape


It affects us all.  No matter what you want to do, there’s always some sort of red tape to make it through.

In writing, you either need an agent to get you that deal with a publishing house, or self-publish, meaning you need to figure out and cover every nook and cranny.

While I’m in the final stages of getting LOSING CONTROL ready for the shelves, I am struggling with getting an interactive Table of Contents together.

In my non-writing life, we’re trying to put up a home on darn near 4 acres, but our local red tape makers have created ordinances requiring so many feet of road frontage blahdy blah blah blah.  It never ends.

So whatever red tape you’re trying to get through today, I wish you the best.  It takes patience, and I have little.

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2 thoughts on “Red Tape

  1. For a basic TOC in Word, highlight each of your chapter headings (& chapter titles) in the text & convert them to Headings using the toolbar. (eg Chapter One – Childhood, you could use Heading 2 for Chapter One, Heading 1 for Childhood). Put the cursor where you want the TOC to go. If you’re using Word 2007 or later, click on References in the toolbar, then on Table of Contents. Go to the bottom of the drop-down menu and click on Insert Table of Contents. You’ll get a dialogue box in the centre. V important to ensure that the ‘use page numbers’ and ‘align page number’ boxes on left side are uncliked and the ‘use interactive’ on the right is clicked. Then click OK. You should get a TOC. Point to each chapter, press CTRL and click to ensure links are working. Probably best to start by saving your book file as a Filtered web page if you’re creating an ebook. Good luck!

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