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Where Sime and Gen Meet, Creativity Happens
With the ever increasing popularity of the Internet, more and more publishers are using this valuable resource to receive submissions.
Therefore it is a good idea to learn the basic forms of HTML to prepare your submissions to WorldCrafters.
This help file will not teach you everything about using HTML, but it will provide enough information for you to prepare an acceptable submission for Course assignments.
Because this document will also be used as an example, there are no
special HTML codes used.
You are strongly urged to view the source file for this page. Take note of how the tags are nested together to form the relevant sections of the document.
You are welcome to cut and paste your text into this template to begin with, but you will quickly find it is much too limited.
To begin with, HTML requires a fairly strict structure consisting of HTML, HEAD, TITLE, and BODY 'tags'. We will examine each tag pair separately.
<HTML> is always placed at the top of the document. It tells any browser what to expect in the rest of the page.
</HTML> is always placed at the end of the page, and "closes" the document. That simply tells the browser that everything between
is to be considered as HTML code.
<HEAD> starts the section which the browser reads to gain extra information it may need to properly display the page. When you become more adept at using HTML, you will add a variety of tags here, but for the purpose of submissions, we will only include the <TITLE> tag. (See below)
</HEAD> will always end this section, and usually appears just above the <BODY> tag.
<TITLE> appears in the <HEAD> section only. Anything placed
between the opening and closing TITLE tags will appear at the top of the browser window
where the page appears.
For example, the TITLE of this document is "How to Submit Assignments". Beginners often confuse this TITLE with the actual title of their text. (See the <BODY> tag below)
</TITLE> Ends the TITLE section. (Do you notice how every ending tag is identical, except for the slash(/)? That is consistent with nearly all HTML tags. Exceptions are noted in the <BODY> section below.)
<BODY> always appears below the </HEAD> tag. This section is
the portion of the document that actually appears to the reader. HOW it appears is
determined by additional tags.
We will examine several here. They will be the ones you most commonly use in your submissions.
<H1> "Heading" makes the text between its tags larger and bolder. Number 1 produces the largest text and number 6 produces the smallest, which will still be different from the standard text. It MUST be ended with a matching </H1> tag. (Naturally, use the appropriate number!)
<BR> "Break" adds a single 'carriage return'. Use it just as you would a 'hard return' in your favorite word procesor. It does NOT take an ending tag.
<P> "Paragraph" is the same thing as <BR> but it adds two carriage returns, perfect for starting a new paragraph. :)
<HR> "Hard Return" (or Horizontal Rule) creates a simple graphic line the exact width of the window.
<B> "Bold" makes the text enclosed appear as boldface type. It must have a matching </B> tag.
<U> "Underline" presents the enclosed text as underlined. It must have a matching </U> tag.
<I> "Italic" displays the enclosed text in an italic format. Like the rest, it must be concluded with a matching </I> tag.
Final Notes: Most tags can be 'nested' as in the following example:
produces Cool Stuff!
which is bold, italics and underlined all at once.
to provide a double space to indent your paragraphs is to use a token
similar to the 'less than' noted above. Use the following characters without
spaces in between: & nbsp ; to create a single space. Two of these 'tokens',
separated by a space in your HTML document will give a reasonable indent.
Another handy code is <blockquote> which will move text to the right, as 'tab' does on a typewriter. You can use several of them together to move several "tab" widths at once. <blockquote><blockquote> moves the text two blockquotes over. YOU MUST END a blockquote with </blockquote> and there must be as many ends as there were beginnings.
Now, with all that said, here is a list of the steps to modify a submission for HTML viewing. Be sure to alter these steps to fit your particular style as necessary.
You "View Source" in most browsers by clicking on VIEW, then scrolling down to SOURCE.
Study the template
for the Radio Plays Assignments.
Sometimes you will see "View Frame Source" instead. It is the same thing. In MSIE, rightclick your mouse anywhere on the page, choose view source. Notepad or Wordpad will open to let you view the html behind the page. Go to the file menue in notepad or wordpad, choose SAVE AS, and save the file, naming it submit.htm . BE SURE TO DISABLE WORDWRAP. (look in the edit menu in notepad. Notepad opens by default with wordwrap off.)
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