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  18:41:44  14 October 2003
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Goodspeed
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Submit in what format?

Does anybody know in what format I can submit my story? I've written it in MS Word and I've put a lot of effort in getting the text exactly right. So there's a lot of italic, paragraphs, quotation signs and chapter markers in it. I'd hate to see my story appear as some large blob of text. If the stories are posted in html, lemme know. I'll adjust the text so the correct fonts will be displayed (you know, with all ''s and ''s.

In a last resort, I'll export it to notepad and make the best of it.

Can anybody help. The moderators maybe?
  19:18:11  14 October 2003
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Icarus Nine
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Most of the stories I've seen to date haven't been formatted. That is, no italic or bold, no special bars, images, abstract spacing, fonts, size, etc. etc.

In other words, you're limited to plain text. You could copy it all to notepad to get an idea of what you'll get, but most people have a problem with notepad and it's word wrap system. So you'd best copy it from notepad back into word before you consider sending it.

And I wouldn't be surprised if they have to it so that code in the story won't work.
  20:03:20  14 October 2003
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GrislySilence
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Actually, on my story, italics worked just fine. I didn't have anything else more special than that, though.
  21:06:41  14 October 2003
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Neohunter
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you mean my italiacs won't show up? Oh crap...
  21:17:27  14 October 2003
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Ian_C
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you mean my italiacs won't show up? Oh crap...
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I wouldn't worry, they showed up fine in my story, although like most other people I did have words overlapping each other - although that's a different concern to the italics.

Btw Goodspeed, now that we have Atem to upload stories on a regular basis you might want to consider holding off making your entry for a little while. It's totally up to you of course, but I wouldn't want anyone to go through the same experience I have where you risk getting into a 'pissing contest' with an anonymous voter, who repeatedly smacks you down with a '1' whenever your story makes the top 10.

Like I said in a previous thread I have no idea whether GSC will make the necessary refinements to this competition before Stalker launches, but if they do then you could probably avoid all of the childish activity which is currently associated with this contest - hardly an easy decision, but I just thought I'd let you know how things have been for me. Forewarned is forearmed, after all.
  14:28:13  16 October 2003
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Goodspeed
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Ian >> thanks for the heads up!

But I think I'll submit it anyway. That way 1) I'll know what it will look like,2) people can read it already and form their own opinion and 3) if necessary, I'll just hit the resend button to submit it again if they (hopefully) change the grading system.

GrislySilence >> did you send it in as a Word format with Italic? Or did you use html coding (like here on this forum)?

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