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It is the author's responsibility to convert word processor documents into properly formatted HTML code. Most word processors will perform a basic conversion. However, following this conversion, the HTML code must be cleaned of superfluous coding. For example, Microsoft Word likes to add many <DL> tags. These must all be removed. In addition, the author will need to attach the article stylesheet to the HTML document to ensure correct formatting.

To attach a stylesheet to an HTML document, use the LINK element inside the HEAD of the HTML document. An example of the code is provided below.

<LINK REL=STYLESHEET HREF="craft.css" TYPE="text/css">
<TITLE>Preparing Your Work for Submission</TITLE>

When you have cleaned your document of superfluous coding, and attached the stylesheet, your document should look like this. This example, which demonstrates how to attach stylesheets and the proper use of HTML coding, can be downloaded as a zip file.

The prospective author should consider the following guidelines for adding or modifying HTML code in the document. Note that all of the criteria listed below are demonstrated in the example files.

  • Use heading level one (<H1>) for titles, abstract, endnotes, and references
  • Use heading level two for the first level of heading used in the text.
  • Use levels 3 through 6 for subsequent levels.
  • Use <P> for basic paragraph text.
  • Use <BLOCKQUOTE> for all quotes and indented text.
  • Use <P CLASS=CODE> for computer code examples or other text which is to be typeset indented and in monospace font.
  • Use <P CLASS=CITATION> to mark citations at the end of the text.
  • Use <P CLASS=AUTHORINFO> to mark author info.

The Craft does not have a preferred form for citation and referencing. The style is left up to the author. The only requirement is that the author be consistent throughout the text.

Finally, the author is more than welcome to submit experimental articles which demonstrate the use of Dynamic HTML, stylesheets, etc. However in these cases, it is up to the author to ensure that the stylesheets and coding work correctly in both Netscape and MSIE.

Last modified: 05/17/2001 14:01:10