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Congratulations! :flowers2
Great advice.  :thankyou
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Book Talk / Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
« Last post by lateef-omidiji on December 14, 2018, 03:44 PM »
If your nephew hasn't read A Series of Unfortunate Events yet then that one would be a lovely set! Although, I think it's hard to come across in stores. Might have to go the Amazon route
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The Craft of Writing / Re: How do you turn off Track changes
« Last post by crystal205 on December 14, 2018, 06:18 AM »
Thanks Debbie and Mindy! Using the original file to add the changes sounds good.
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Book Talk / Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
« Last post by KathyC on December 14, 2018, 02:27 AM »
I read, write & LOVE MG fantasy. Below is a small list of some of my favorites.  They are all a series.
Hope that helps a bit.

The Adventurers Wanted - M.L. Forman

Fablehaven - Brandon Mull

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Charlie Bone - Jennifer Nimmo

Septimus Heap - Angie Sage

Falcon Quinn - Jennifer Finney Boylan

The Tapestry series - Henry H. Neff

Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud

The Unwanteds - Lisa Mcmann

The Underland Chronicles - Suzanne Collins

Five Kingdoms - Brandon Mull

Jack Blank Adventure - Matt Myklusch

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom -  Christopher Healy
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Royal Institute of Magic - Victor Kloss

Erec Rex - Kaza Kingsley

The Magic Thief - Sarah Prineas

Jinx series - Sage Blackwood

Luck Uglies - Paul Durham

The Max Hamby series - Kathy Cyr (yours truly :) )
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The Craft of Writing / Re: How do you turn off Track changes
« Last post by Mindy Alyse Weiss on December 13, 2018, 11:04 PM »
Yay that your manuscript looks normal now! I love having so many helpful, tech savvy members on the Blueboard.  :grin3

I usually critique using Track Changes and most of my critique groups/buddies use it--but I'm like Debbie and make any changes on my own file vs. the marked up version.

I customized the ribbon on the top of Word, and have Track Changes on there. It makes it easy to see if the feature is on (and quicker to use when I need it).

Fingers crossed that this issue will be fixed whenever you send your manuscript!
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The Craft of Writing / Re: How do you turn off Track changes
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on December 13, 2018, 08:48 PM »
Unfortunately, the steps vary by the version of Word you have. I actually love Track Changes for editing work, but I often copy the edits on my own work to my original file instead of accepting them. This way I still have them if I decide I don't like the change, and I can see why it was made to see if I have a better solution (from my perspective) to the original issue. This is also what I do with critiques on paper copies.
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Book Talk / Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
« Last post by Pons on December 13, 2018, 08:01 PM »
This may be too obvious, but The Chronicles of Narnia with a copy of The Narnia Code by Michael Ward which explains so much about C S Lewis and what the Narniad is about.
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The Craft of Writing / Re: How do you turn off Track changes
« Last post by crystal205 on December 13, 2018, 08:40 AM »
I see what you mean, Debbie. I just tried reopening the file where I deleted the comments and changed some text and then it got highlighted. I tried accepting it and saving again. It seemed to stop tracking the changes now. But it still seems confusing how to officially turn them off.
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The Craft of Writing / Re: How do you turn off Track changes
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on December 12, 2018, 08:39 PM »
If you want to be sure track Changes is off, delete a character. If it just disappears, it's off. If not, use the Undo button or reject the change. Then go to Tools, Track Changes and click on the words. That should turn them off. Try your experiment again. Deleting the comments and accepting the changes has nothing to do with the feature being on as far as I know.

 
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Book Talk / Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
« Last post by Vonna on December 12, 2018, 06:22 PM »
Yes! My son loved the Ranger's Apprentice series!
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