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How to format text and images
Here are a few recommendations regarding text at Canon Fodder (CF):
|Important notice: Never copy your text from Winword or any other "advanced" text processor directly into this site's editor!!!|
text must not have the slightest formatting (like Winword or CSS) prior
to being used here, otherwise the layout and even the page breaks will
be completely and irretrievably screwed up. In order to avoid that,
take the text from a plain text editor like Wordpad or alternatively
directly from a browser window. Once it is in the database, all text
will be auto-formatted in accordance with CF standards.
And here are some image formatting rules:
- Never use the underline format because it looks like links. Use bold or italics for emphasized text.
- Quote in italics. Example: "It will be fun."
- Consistently refer to episodes and movies like TNG: "The Pegasus" or "Star Trek: First Contact", respectively.
- You can use unsorted or numbered lists from the menu above. Avoid making lists with normal text and manual numbering.
paragraphs with only one blank line.
- Avoid blank lines directly above
and below any headings (the required extra space will be created automatically).
- Add a credit line at the very end of the page. Example: (Theory by Yourname)
- Remove blank lines at the very bottom of any page.
is a bug with internal links which, through the use of the leading "/"
point at the server root, but CF is not at the server root. You have to
remove the leading "/" from all relative links in the HTML view until
the script is fixed.
- If it's just for illustrational purposes, please upload only small
(thumbnail-sized) images to save server space. The current standard is
a thumbnail of just 107*80 pixels.
- All image file names must strictly adhere
to the following pattern: no spaces, no special characters except for "-"
and "_", no capital letters.
All images have default alignment (that means, left, and within the
text line) when you insert them. You should change that, but you have to do it in HTML mode.
Insert the alignment align="right" between the image link and the closing >. Caution: The HTML editor has an evil bug. Sometimes the displayed cursor position is one character off!