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To minimise manual editing prior to typesetting, manuscripts need to have a high electronic quality
Following the general approach set out here will benefit all authors, irrespective of the destination of a manuscript.
As an introduction, first, make 'invisible' layout characters visible by clicking the ¶ icon on the toolbar. Type a few spaces and tabs and press return to see how these 'characters' are displayed.
Next, open a long document and click the ¶ icon. If there are tabs, empty lines with just a paragraph mark or multiple consecutive spaces, it's likely you are not making the best use of styles. If you use styles well, layout does not depend on pressing the tab key or space bar.
For Goldenford authors, the standards on the following pages are mandatory
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Manuscript Standards (technical) updated 00:57 Feb 6 2006 (text.pl 12.0.50/c utility 13.0.15/c)