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How to submit an abstract in HTML format

Recent versions of most word processors will save a document as an HTML file. If your abstract has been composed in such a word processor , then saving it in HTML format is as simple as using the "File - Save As - HTML" command sequence.

If you are using MSWord 7.0 and it does not offer a "Save as HTML" option, you should download Internet Assistant for MSWord from Microsoft.

Word processors capable of saving files in HTML format will actually save the text in that format and will save each image as a GIF or JPG file. When the HTML file is viewed in a web browser before or after submission, the images will probably appear below the text, regardless of where they were in the original document. When such a submission is published by ACS in print, the images might appear at the bottom or in the lower right or left corner of the abstract.

NOTE: Word processors other than a properly configured installation of MS Word 97 may not preserve Greek or other special characters. If you have saved your abstract in HTML format, you should view that saved file with your web browser to be sure that it looks like what you intended.

If you need a reliable tool for saving files in HTML format, we suggest that you download the latest version of:

Special instructions for using these HTML editors are found here.

If you are using an HTML editor to compose your abstract, and if the abstract includes an image, then you have a little more control over how your image might appear on the Web. Under these circumstances, we recommend that charts, graphs, and simple line art be saved as GIF files; photographs will usually look better if saved as JPG files.

If a character or symbol in your abstract does not display accurately when saved in HTML format or submitted to ACS, there might be a problem with how it is being saved. Or it might be a character that cannot be represented by standard HTML code. Vector variables and complex mathematical formulae, for example, must usually be created and saved as image files using something like Microsoft Word's "Equation Editor". If you need help in representing a character that does not display correctly in a web browser, please contact us.

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