Importing Word File

There are several steps to properly importing a Microsoft Word file into our application. Follow the below steps carefully when importing. 


  1. With your Manuscript open in Word, you will need to remove Title page, Legal page, and Table of contents pages. The application will automatically generate these pages for your Print and eBooks. 

  2. Select all the remaining content, then from the "Styles Menu" click the style option for "Normal". This will remove any unwanted style application that could cause issues during the import.
    • Note: this will also remove BoldUnderlined or Italic text.

  3. Scroll through your document and apply the "Heading 1" style to all the chapter titles (including front and back matter chapters). This needs to be done throughout the document. You will want to make sure that all the chapter titles are on one line.
  4. Next, go through your document and reapply bold, underlined, and italic text.

  5. Once you have completed the previous steps we recommend doing a "Save As" and saving this version of your manuscript as the "Marked Up" version.
    • Note: this will save the new version of your manuscript so that you have the original to reference later if necessary.

  6. From your BAM! Publish Dashboard click the "New Project" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Once at the New Project page choose the "Write, Edit, Design" option, enter the title of your project and click "Create Project" button.

  7. From the project dashboard click the "Import Text" link on the left-hand side. Use the "Import from File" option, click Browse and find the marked-up version of your document that we just created. Choose it and press the "Import File" button, this will start the file import process.


If the earlier steps were followed the document should upload to the platform without any errors. You will want to spot check the project contents to verify that all the content uploaded correctly. Occasionally untitled chapters are created, generally this is caused by chapter titles being on two lines. Or possibly a blank line had "Heading 1" style applied to it.

Once your content is in a project you will want to make all edits or changes there. The application tracks revision history, this allows you to revert to older versions of the content.

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