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How to Create Table of Contents Links For Smashwords

Step One

The first step when creating a linked Table of Contents for Smashwords is to create bookmarks everywhere you want a link to reside. In this case, we’re going to want a link to the words ‘Step One’ to the ‘Step One: Create Bookmarks’ bit in the Table of Contents, so we’re creating our first bookmark there.

Highlight the text where you want to create a bookmark.

Click ‘Insert’ in the Word menu and select ‘Bookmark’

Type the name of the bookmark with no spaces (make it easy to remember) and click ‘Add’

Repeat this process for each Chapter Heading, or other hyperlink in your document.

Step Two : Adding Links

Now you’re ready to link your Table of Contents to the bookmarks you just created.

Go back to your table of contents, and select the first item.

Click Hyperlink, and select ‘Place in This Document’

You should see all the bookmarks you created in Step One. Choose the one you want to link, and click on OK.

Step Three

If you’d like to make things even easier for your readers, add a ‘Return to Table of Contents’ link to each section. To do this, just bookmark the Table of Contents.

Then, add text that says ‘Return to Table of Contents’ under each heading – and link it to the TOC bookmark.

There! You’re done!

Here’s a guide with screenshots!

How to Create Table of Contents Links For Smashwords

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Jan 10, 2014

Download a Free Sample Expense Report


Track your expenses to save money. Image by anshustock

There are many sample expense reports out there, but how do you choose? Try downloading one of these free templates, which allow you, as a small business owner, to create comprehensive reports to detail business and employee expenditures. These sample forms eliminate the need for specialized accounting software, and include a tutorial as well as blank reports for you to fill out.

Simplify Reimbursement with Automated Reports

Reporting and tracking petty cash expenditures is an unavoidable part of doing business, even for the smallest businesses. In order to ensure that all expenditures are legitimate, your accounting department must track funds spent by requiring employees to submit reports to explain all spending. Automating the process improves not only the quality of information received by accounting, but renders the process more painless for employees. This results in a faster processing time, allowing the employee to receive reimbursement for their voucher more easily.

Free Report Templates

The process of downloading this sample expense report template from Microsoft is simple. The template is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007, or any later version. If you’ve got MS Excel on your computer, just download the template and keep track of the location of the saved file. Open the file using Excel, and enter all the necessary information to customize it to your business. The template used to create the sample expense report allows your employees to enter information that changes frequently, but prevents them from changing the basic information template.

For example, a travel expense report template will be organized so that the user can enter information regarding travel expenses such as meals, lodging, and transportation. While the user will be able to enter in details regarding the meal, they will be unable to change the category to something other than meals.

Standardize Business Expense Tracking

Automated reporting for expenses is relatively simple to put into place, and extremely easy to maintain. The sample expense template provided by Microsoft allows businesses to standardize all information received, streamlining the reimbursement process for both employees and the accounting department, especially when reporting business expenses online. Samples of reporting forms also reduce the usage of the designation of “petty cash” for business costs.

Reducing Business Expenses with Free Templates

The process of reporting business-related expenses, and applying for reimbursement, doesn’t have to be a complicated one. With a free template, you can put a standardized process in place for all employees, and you can even keep track of spending patterns to reduce future costs. In business, a little more organization is always a good thing.

Oct 9, 2012

Benefits of Cloud Computing: Storage Options for Small Business


Benefits of Cloud Computing: Image by spekulator

What is cloud computing? The “Cloud” is a term used to describe the Internet. Information stored in “the cloud” is actually stored in servers all around the world, and accessed through the Internet. When you utilize cloud computing, you store data and software applications remotely, rather than saving information directly to your hard drive. This method of data storage has a number of benefits, including redundancy, convenience and improved operations.

Redundancy With Cloud Computing

Redundancy, or preserving data by ensuring that multiple copies are available at any given time, is an absolute necessity for business owners. By saving your critical data in the cloud, you’re reducing your chances of losing information due to a hardware failure, virus, natural disaster or any other calamity that can befall your computer. Online backups are a simple and convenient way to provide redundancy for all of your important files.

Convenience of Online Storage

Tired of messing around with CD backups? Too many thumb drives cluttering up your office? Try an online storage service, such as Carbonite, and you can enjoy the secure feeling of knowing that your files are safe without the hassle of performing the backups yourself.

Faster Computing Through the Cloud

Use cloud-based software applications, such as Chrome, Google’s online operating system, to speed up your computer. A computer has limited storage space to hold software and files. The more space you use, and the more programs you run on your computer at any given time, the longer it takes for your computer to perform common tasks. If you transition to Internet-based applications, your computer’s processor is freed up for other tasks, which tends to make everything move faster.

Choose a Provider Carefully

Before you choose a service provider for cloud computing, do extensive research. The company that provides storage and backup services for your business must be reliable and reputable. Do not choose a lower-quality service to save money – when it comes to storing your company’s critical information in the cloud, as with most other business decisions, you’ll get what you pay for.

Jun 7, 2011