I had a couple on this topic so I'll post both:
I've noticed that when I upload my MS to my e-reader a lot of the formatting goes wonky--mainly about half the tabs at the beginning of paragraphs disappear. Since most agents read ms's on e-readers, I'd like to know how to format my ms in Word so that doesn't happen. Any ideas? Actually it'd be pretty awesome if there was a post about formatting in general--more than just the double-space, TNR, info.
Changing the properties so your MS shows up on an e-reader with your title and name (Laura Bradford tweeted about this)
Title, author, page number formatting (Janet Reid just complained about this)
Is there some way to format ms's not using tabs in Word? I think I've heard someone tweeting about this (Sarah LaPolla maybe?)
How do agents really want manuscripts formatted? I've seen so many answers and options and agent websites and blogs rarely focus on the particulars. Double spaced, 1 inch margins is pretty much a given, but should it be in Courier New or TNR? Where do the page numbers go? What goes in the header? (Title/Name/Pg, Name/Title/Pg, Last Name only/Title/Pg or full name, etc). Start each chapter 1/3 down the page or at the top? And does any of it really matter?
*I'd like to post names with questions when allowed. If you two could let me know if that's okay or not.
As for me, I followed the guidelines listed on Vickie Motter's blog on formatting. Check it out.
All advice welcome...