These steps were used successfully by me for the whole Vegas Series of 6 books just recently. It’s a tried and true method – and once you’ve given it a chance, you’ll see that it works!!
– Take the latest edited version of your manuscript and make a working copy. I put mine in Times Roman Font #14 as I can tell which copy it is just by looking at the large font.
– Take another copy and call it Smashwords and then copy and paste it on Microsoft Notepad to take out any formatting. Again copy and paste it from the notepad back to a word doc this time setting your page in advance. Use – Times Roman font #12. Set your indents and spacing (see Paragraphs on home page) Under alignment – click left, Under indentation – special, click first line – by put at whatever you prefer (mine is at 1.27cm) Make sure the Left and Right boxes show zero. Under spacing – put before and after at zero and the line spacing at single. Click the box – Don’t add space between paragraphs and this is what you will want your formatting to be at all times – UNLESS – you need to center a page. (see lower)