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    If you choose to share resources that you have transcribed, I will be more than glad to post them on the Dauphin County pages.  There are some simple guidelines to follow when you are creating your documents.  Remember that a document that you create in a word processor will not look the same when it is placed on the web. Everyone has a different browser, screen size, etc.  HTML doesn't handle spaces and tabs. If you create your document with spaces and tabs for column alignment, it may look good on your screen, but when converted to HTML it will be difficult to read.

    You also want to remember that the you shouldn't use carriage returns to align sentences or columns. They should only be used to end a paragraph.

    With that in mind, I recommend that you create your document using tables to maintain the alignment. Browsers understand tables so when your document is viewed by different people, it will always look good.

    Here is what text looks like using tabs, spaces and paragraphs:

Name, Age, Newspaper, Date of Death (PN = Patriot News)

Aagesen, Mina S. 74 PN 30 Sep 94

Abrams, Etta S. 74 PN 26 Jun 94

Acevedo, Irma 63 PN 17 Sep 94

Here is what the same text looks like in a table: (The table is invisible)

Name Age Newspaper Date of Death (PN = Patriot News)
Aagesen, Mina S. 74 PN 30 Sep 94
Abrams, Etta S. 74 PN 26 Jun 94
Acevedo, Irma 63 PN 17 Sep 94

As you can see there is a big difference.

The same table can also show the borders and have colors. It is very easy to set up, as long as the table is there!

Name Age Newspaper Date of Death (PN = Patriot News)
Aagesen, Mina S. 74 PN 30 Sep 94
Abrams, Etta S. 74 PN 26 Jun 94
Acevedo, Irma 63 PN 17 Sep 94

So remember,

bulletUse a table
bulletDon't use spaces, carriage returns or tabs for alignment
bulletSave the file in a MS Word or Word Perfect format, or in HTML
bulletSend the file as an attachment to mailto:SubmitResource@Maley.net

 

 

 

 

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