For images on internal pages, make some simple notation on your manuscript, in relation to the position of these images and the amount of space they are likely to take up. That way, when the time comes to import them into your book pages in the vector program, you’ll know exactly where they go and what’s what. Delete the image reference text from your book pages once the images have been imported into the book pages in the vectore graphics program as mentioned in the REMOVING REFERENCE NOTES section further down.

Refer to the insertion of an image in your manuscript where you want the image to be featured along with the corresponding file name if it has one.


<INSERT IMAGE HERE> “Sunset01.jpg”

If you know you are going to put an image somewhere but don’t have it yet, just make a note that it is still to come and don’t worry about the file name until you locate an image and save it.


You only need to worry about leaving any space for images in the Book Page Draft or second draft, not the initial Manuscript Draft or first draft.

Removing Image Reference Notes

If you are featuring images in your book you will have text references in your manuscript. These references will most likely be cut and pasted along with the rest of your text which means they will remain part of the body of the text until they are deleted or removed.

It is recommended your notes be left until after the importation and correct positioning of all images. This will most likely take place in the vector graphics program. Delete them afterwards when you are happy with the page layout and no further changes are to be made. If they are not removed before the book goes to print or remain visible in any way, they will become an unwelcome feature in your publication.

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