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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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A basic guide on uploading stories to all the archives listed below.

HTML is an important part of uploading a story. Below are the three HTML tags that are commonly used:

<b> bold </b> will result in a bold word.
<i> italics </i> will result in a italic word.
<u> underline </u> will result in a underline word.

There are several ways to upload stories.

Copy and Paste: (The simplest and less problematic way.)

  1. Write the story in a standard word processing program, i.e. Wordpad, MS Word, or WordPerfect.
  2. Make sure the paragraphs and dialogues are double spaced (double carriage returns).
  3. Use the bold/italic underline feature within the word processing program.
  4. Save the story.
  5. Put the desired html tags where you want the effect to start; then place the ending tag where you want the effect to end.
  6. Some authors like to keep two drafts of the story: one without the html tags and another with the html tags in case they ever need it in the future. A way to save both and tell the difference is by adding '-html' at the end of the file when saving it. This goes before the .txt/.rtf/.doc file extension. Do not use .html this will save the file as an html file. Ex: chapter1.doc (Original draft.) chapter1-html.doc (The HTML tags draft.)
  7. Highlight the complete story push Control+C on the keyboard or from Edit > Copy to copy the story into memory.
  8. Go to the archive put the information needed to upload the story, click in the text box area next to 'Story Text (text)' and push Control+V to paste the story into the box.
  9. Click on Preview.
  10. Look over the story; make sure the formatting is correct and then click on Add Story so the Admins can assess the story.


HTML:

If an author knows HTML, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Write the story in a word processing program.
  2. Put the bold/italics/underline marks in.
  3. Put the < br > breaks in as need. Do NOT use < p > tags, or the story will be rejected automatically.
  4. Click on the Browse button, locate the file and push OK.
  5. To upload the story click on Preview.
  6. The story here will upload and give a preview of the story. The spacing will be too much, but clicking on Preview again at the bottom of the page will fix the problem.
  7. Once the formatting is correct, click on Add Story for the Admins to assess.


Text: (Causes the most problems.)

Authors who use a word processing program and want to upload in a text file format, please remember that without having wordwrap on and pushing 'enter' to move to the next line will show a break when uploading to the archive.

  1. Write the story in a standard word processing program, i.e. Wordpad, MS Word, or WordPerfect.
  2. Make sure the paragraphs and dialogues are double spaced (double carriage returns).
  3. Use the bold/italic/underline feature within the word processing program.
  4. Save the story.
  5. Put the desired html tags where you want the effect to start; then place the ending tag where you want the effect to end.
  6. Some authors like to keep two drafts of the story: one without the html tags and another with the html tags in case they ever need it in the future. A way to save both and tell the difference is by adding '-html' at the end of the file when saving it. (Ex: storyname.txt and storyname-html.txt) This goes before the .txt/.rtf/.doc file extension. Do not use .html this will save the file as an html file.
  7. Click on the Browse button, locate the file and push OK.
  8. To upload the story click on Preview.
  9. The story here will upload and give a preview of the story. The spacing will be too much, but clicking on Preview again at the bottom of the page will fix the problem.
  10. Check the formatting; if correct, click on Add Story for Admins to assess.
Authors please do not try to upload any *.doc files or HTML saved files from MS Word or WordPerfect, it will only cause errors and result in automatic rejection.
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