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BookTag manuscript coding system



Onscreen editing

Reports for managing books

Research (ongoing)

Samples: design and typesetting

Self publishing

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Help for onscreen editors

Bookhouse provides full digital support for onscreen editors on behalf of its clients. Use the set of links below to navigate the online document.

Essential information for everyone

Use the following links to download the '' template, depending on whether you are using Mac or Windows, and whether you need to file to self-extract or not. If you are unsure, choose the self-extracting file.

Mac OS StuffIt archive

Mac OS Self-extracting archive

Mac OS BinHex archive

Windows Zip file

Windows self-extracting exe file

This file implements the BookTag system within any Microsoft Word.

You can use this template in Microsoft Word for Windows or Mac OS. Use the Tools menu, then Templates and Add-ins. Here you can select the template downloaded above.

What does this file do for me?

The template forms the basis of a simple onscreen editing technique that is integrated into your normal operation with Microsoft Word. A list of stylenames are built-in to the template. These stylenames are assigned to the author's text to achieve the desired formatting result. The stylenames are designed for onscreen editors to be simple and expandable. They are used by the typesetter to maximise the efficiency of the production process.

Examples will help to explain the stylename system.

Get the PDF version here.

Get the Microsoft Word version here.

You can also read it now, but this is not advisable.