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Questions about text appearance: styling, placement, fonts, indents, bullets.

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Use nonbreaking space when cross-referencing and citing?

I am writing a scientific report. In general, should I use non-breaking spaces in my cross-references and citations? Here are some examples where I use tilde where a nonbreaking space might be used. ...
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Scrivener, footnotes are missing/misformated when compiling to PDF (Windows 3; V3.0)

I'm creating a novel in Scrivener 3.0 that makes heavy use of footnotes. In recent compile tests on a chapter, I'm finding that on one page the footnotes are being displayed laid on top of the text at ...
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How to deal with footnotes in cited sections?

When citing a section from another work, and that cited section has a footnote, how would you go about including the footnote in your citation? Should I turn the footnote of the cited section into a ...
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Is there a standard style for writing chapter notes in a non-fiction book manuscript?

I am trying to find a standard style for writing chapter notes in a non-academic non-fiction book as per the image below. Is there an online resource where I can find an appropriate style guide for ...
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Can the APA references section be broken down into subsections?

I'm writing an article and it's time for references. The problem is it needs to be APA style in alphabetical order. There are so many references, I'd like to put them in sections. Is that acceptable ...
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Giving credit when quoting

I know that, when a work, person or thing is directly quoted, word for word, the author has to be cited, for example: "It always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela or &...
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How do you introduce a song or a sung part right after a dialogue?

So I was thinking this would look really odd. Do you have to use the same format as you introduce a spoken part, or can you do this? And what might be the alternatives to this? I am asking, because ...
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How do you format a song when it's part of a larger spoken piece?

I'm editing a children's book which includes songs. I usually format the songs as a block quote in a slightly smaller type size and centred on the longest line. However, I've just come to a song that ...
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Microsoft Word Formatting issue with KDP (How to move titles in the middle of the page?)

I have my nicely formatted word file to upload to the KDP page for Kindle publishing. When I launch the preview the titles are too high up on the page. This is not a problem for chapter titles, since ...
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In a bibliography hanging indentation, what is the appropriate indentation amount?

According to the Chicago Manual of Style, a bibliography entry should be set in a hanging indentation (where the first line is set flush left, and subsequent lines are "indented"). My ...
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I am using Utopia but I don't like the italic. Which free fonts have an italic version that goes well with utopia?

I am using Utopia (11 pt) for a non fiction book and I like it. But I don't like the italic, the quotes are not very readable. I tried many fonts in LibreOffice, but I didn't find a good match yet. I ...
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Am I overdoing it with the em dashes here?

I wrote two versions of the last paragraph for my scene (I included additional context since it also has an em dash). I need help deciding if the second version has too many em dashes and if I should ...
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Is there an encyclopedic book with all the various formatting styles found in novel since the beginning of history?

Is there an encyclopedic book with all the various formatting styles found in novel since the beginning of history? I would like to read one to see what are all the different formatting options you ...
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How do you add information about the music, sounds, camera actions in a trailer script?

Format your script elements. There are several different parts of the script that require specific formatting so that they conform to industry standards:[10] Scene Heading: This is also called a “...
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How to properly include credits for the author, location, date and time?

I'm working on an amateur article about various topics and want to include my name (as the author), location of where I'm currently writing the article, and the current date and time. I've seen many ...
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Title within a title: How to format properly using Chicago style

Would this be an appropriate way to format the title of my essay, or should it be different? I am using the Chicago style. I am using two book titles within my own title. Would this be the proper way ...
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Bibliography format with multiple citations from same book? (APA)

I'm writing a paper where I've included multiple citations from a book, each citation is not a direct quote from the text but rather a in-text citation so according to APA guidelines these citations ...
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