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Smashwords Nuclear Code

A while back I wrote a blog article on how to prepare a document for Smashwords using the “nuclear” option but still retain the basic formatting like italics and bold text. Admittedly that is a long and tedious process, though not nearly as tedious as reformatting your novel.

Because of that, I intended to eventually create a macro in Word that would automate some of those tasks. So I finally did, and now I’m ready to hand that out for any to use to use it. All you need to do is:

  • Download the Word document containing the macros.
  • Open the document, then read the instructions contained therein on how to install and use them.
  • Use them to nuke your document and then restore the basic formatting.

Keep in mind, I’m not planning on upgrading these, or making any custom adjustments to the macros. Use at your own risk. However, if you are competent enough with Word’s Visual Basic Macros, you are welcome to adjust them for your own taste. But if your document is set up correctly, they can make quick work of an otherwise tedious task, and make Smashwords happy at the same time.

May they help make some author’s lives a little easier.

About R. L. Copple
R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.
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2 Responses to Smashwords Nuclear Code

  1. Thank you, Rick. I have two books at Smashwords. I have done them both exactly the same way. One was approved right away and the other, although it looks perfect when I read it, is just not passing their muster and has been turned down 4 times for the Premium Distribution because of something I can’t see. You are my last hope. THANKS!

  2. Rick says:

    Why do I get images of R2D2 broadcasting the holomessage here. ;)

    Hope it does the job for you.

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