Document Style Guide

Layout Guidelines:

  1. Text format:
    1. Ascii text:
    2. Notes to Editing Team:
    3. Indenting:
      1. General Rules:
        • There should be no indenting used in any documents submitted. As html will do this automatically, if included, it is just something the editing team will have to remove. All text should be lined up flush with the left margin. Paragraphs should not be indented but should be separated with at least one blank line.
      2. Bulleted Points:
        • The only exception to this rule is bulleted points. The first line of a bulleted point should be indented one TAB stop; any additional lines should be flush with the left margin. The use of the initial TAB stop is just to let the editing team know that a bulleted point is desired in the final copy. Use no special characters for the bullet; these will be added later in final html formatting
        • eg.
          	this is an example of a really long bulleted point that is indented one TAB stop on the first line but will not be indented on subsequent lines
          	this is one small bulleted point
          	and this is another small bulleted point
      3. Special Effects:
        • If any special text effects are required, please submit a hard-copy of the document to the editing team with hand drawn annotations regarding text effects, links and such. If it is not possible (because of possible time restrictions) to submit an annotated hard copy, special formatting notes should always be included in {curly braces}. Links documented in this fashion should appear as follows:
        • eg.
          [heading] {make this heading bold face underlined please}
          [text] [keyword(s)]{Link to 1}
          [more text - blah blah blah...]
          {Link 1 Here}
  2. Advanced Layout
    1. Section Headings (format):
    2. Tables:
    3. Graphics

General Notes:

  1. Table of Contents:
  2. Appendices:

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Last Modified Jan. 20, 1996 by
Darrell Nash