Your Paper's Title Goes Here
Your Name Goes Here
Students may use this template when putting html papers on-line for
the PK5 exam requirement or other courses
where submitting papers in html format is required, such as the Finnish Institutions Research Paper course.
The template may be used "as is" by following the instructions below. See
Basic Principles of Good Web Page Design for
Instructions for Using the Template
- Save this template by copying and pasting the "View Source" coding
of the template into a text editor on your own computer, or to PICO on
- If you are creating an html file from a Word (or other
word-processor) file, open the original document in your word processor,
highlight the text you wish to put into the html document, and "copy" the
highlighted text to the Windows clipboard.
- Then, open another "window", launch an ascii text editor (such as
Editpad, Notetab, etc.) and copy the highlighted text of
the template (see #1 above) into the editor. You will now see the html
coding of the template.
- Then paste the text of your paper from the Windows Clipboard into
the template in the space between the two hyphenated lines toward the top
and bottom of the template (after first having deleted these instructions
from the space between the two hyphenated lines, or else having created a
space above the instructions for your pasted text so it will be clearly
separate from the instructions).
- Optionally, paste the text into the template you
have already pasted into PICO. Then do the steps below. If you create
the entire file on Kielo, rather than creating it offline and uploading it
using WinSCP, remember after you finish to change the UNIX file
"protection" using the "chmod 664 filename.html" command.
- Go through your text and insert the html coding for paragraphs,
section subheadings, lists, hyperlinks, etc.
- Go to the top of the template and insert the title of your
paper and your name (and any other relevant detail) in the
places where "Your Paper's Title Goes Here," etc., now appears.
Also change the HTML <Title> text from the template's "PK5
Template for Student Papers" to an appropriate 'title' for your paper.
- If your title is long, you may wish to change the document-title
font size from "5" to "4", and possibly use the "break" [<br>]
command to split the title into two lines. Use Print Preview to see
how your title will appear when printed (which may be substantially
different from how it looks on a 1024x768-resolution (or higher) display).
- The template specifies the Arial font, size 2, with black text.
Papers should normally use the Arial font, with a text font size of 2, and
section header font sizes only one size larger than the text font. Adding
boldface to section headers will further increase their visibility.
The simplest way to do this is to use the <H4> or <H3>
'header' tags, which will automatically add both boldface and line
breaks before and after the header.
- Then go to the bottom of the template and change the date the
paper was (a) placed on-line or (b) last updated.
- While there, also change the default "backlinks" of the template
to go to an appropriate place (or places) in your own web directories
(you may keep the template's links to PK5 and the English Section if you
wish). There should be at least one backlink going to your home page, or
paper links index page.
The clickable text should specify "to where" one will go upon clicking
e.g. the next should not be just "Back" but "Back to Maija's Home
Page" (or some equivalent that is appropriate for your web pages).
- If you have not already done so (see #4), next delete this
"instructions" text (the text that was originally between the two
hyphenated lines) after you have finished the other steps.
- Save the entire template and text as a "filename.htm" or
"filename.html" (with the desired filename). If you are using a word
processor to edit (as opposed to WordPad or another ascii editor) make sure you save the file in
ascii format! (This is not an issue if you are using PICO directly
Also, be certain the filename does not include 'Scandinavian'
characters, as these will cause the page not to load in most browsers
(especially in Internet Explorer, though Firefox is more tolerant). In
other words, rather than töölö.html use instead
toolo.html (or another filename which does not include Scandianvian
- Check the file at micro level with a browser to make sure all is
okay with layout, etc., and make any needed corrections.
- Upload the file (plus any linked images or other separate data) to
your web directory with WinSCP or other file transfer (FTP) software.
- Check the file again with your browser to make sure that both it
and any images you may have used are in the right directory(ies), so that
all the page data can be seen correctly.
Then check it using the browser's "Print Preview" command to
make sure all of the text, images, tables, etc. will appear fully and
properly when the text is printed.
- Link the file to your "index.html" page (or any other
appropriate page(s) in your web directory.
- Go through the file and test all of your hyperlinks to make sure
they work correctly.
- Inform the appropriate teacher(s) that your paper is now ready (if
you are doing this for a class) and give the URL at which it can be found.
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Last Updated 03 November 2011