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Welcome to our Electric
Scotland Article Service and I just want to offer a little advice on how
to use it should you wish to submit an article. Should you just
want to read them then just click on the link above.
You are likely best to
prepare your article in a text editor such as Notepad or similar.
This means when you come to add your article you can simply copy and
paste it in.
Once you paste it in you
do have various formatting options. For example you can decide on
a Font and Font Size, make a word or line bold or italic and you can
decide on a colour. We'd ask that you be sensible on how you format your
article as huge font sizes can make the article unreadable. We tend to
default to Arial font and size 2 but you might wish to make a heading
size 3 and bold and perhaps a sub heading size 2 and bold.
You will also find a
small icon which you can click to add a web site address and another
icon to insert an image with the article. It has to be an image on the
web as you can't currently upload your own image.
When you come to add your
article you will be asked to decide on a category. Should you not
find a suitable category you can use Misc. or send us an email
suggesting a new category.
Should you be including a
list then you can use the Bullet option icon or if you just want to type
a list then you should likely hold the Shift Key down while hitting the
Enter Key. If you just hit Enter you actually get a paragraph break
instead of a line break. It's all very like using a word processor.
Finally.. if you plan to
add a number of articles and you have your own web site then you can use
the "Search for Author" option. When the result comes up it will show
all your articles. Now look at the web address window in your
browser. There you will find the web address that will show all
your own articles. You can then add that link to your own web site or
indeed send it in an email to friends or colleagues.
While this is an Electric
Scotland service we're more than happy for you to add articles on any
topic you wish and they need not be anything to do with Scotland. Should
you wish to see other categories or sub categories added then please email us with your
When you click on the
Title of an article you will be taken to a screen with just that article
on it. You will then see options at the bottom where you can rate the
article and also add comments about it.
And finally... please
treat this service in a responsible manner as it is a public service and
so anyone might use it and so please do not include bad language or any
hate articles. We reserve the right to delete any articles that we
deem unsuitable for this service. I might add that this likely
means 99+% of the articles will be fine but you always seem to find the
odd person or two that spoil it for all. Should you deem an article to
be offensive you may email us about it and we'll make a decision about
it. Please include the web address of the message with your email.
I would add that because you don't agree with a view posted on the site
that doesn't necessarily mean it is offensive :-)
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