Page 7 of the Edit Abstract Form tool is the 'heart' of your Abstract Submission Form. This is where you will collect Author information, set character limits for submissions, and create Author qualification questions.
This is where you define what your labels are for authors. Fill in the text fields to identify what you want the Primary and Secondary Authors to be labelled. You can choose to include numbering if you wish the ordering of the authors to be numbered.
You have the option to allow your Submitters to manually identify their additional Authors or to allow them to select from a list of registered delegates. Only choose the second option if you are sure that your additional authors will all be registered delegates at your conference. If you would like to hide the additional authors text on the abstract submission form, see Hide Additional Authors text on Abstract Submission Form.
Enter a title or heading label for the Abstract title field. Example: Title
You can set the character limit maximum for this field using the box provided.
You can choose to allow Submitters to give a short summary of their Abstract. This field can be either Optional or Required. If you do wish to allow this, click Optional or Required and enter the character limit of the summary in the box below.
If you do not want to collect a Summary, leave the field set to Invisible.
You can choose to allow Submitters to give a Biography of the Author. This field can be either Optional or Required. If you do wish to allow this, click Optional or Required and enter the character limit of the summary in the box below.
If you do not want to collect a Biography, leave the field set to Invisible.
When you click Yes to include Primary or Secondary Author label types, you will get a drop down box to identify these labels. Example: the primary author label is Main Speaker and the secondary author label is Relief Speaker
You can also add additional speaker types using the Add Primary and Add Secondary Speaker Types buttons. Example: Laser Pointer Operator
These questions are statements to which a Submitter must agree in order to submit an Abstract. The question is displayed alongside a checkbox which they must tick in order to proceed. You have the option here of displaying these questions on either the Author Screen (First Page of form) or the Submission Screen (Last Page of form). You can add as many questions as you like by clicking the Add Another Qualification Question button.
This is where you define how you want the submissions to come in. You have the option to include a text box for Submitters to copy/paste their Abstract into or have them submit a file via the Upload buttons. This is where you may also specify the character limit for the text box. If you do select to include a text box for Submitters to use, please NOTE: copying/pasting text directly from a Word processing program can cause unexpected formatting issues. Please instruct submitters to paste the text into a Plain Text Editor (like Notepad) first to strip unnecessary formatting.
You can set the number of file upload boxes a Submitter will see using the drop down box. You may set up the form to allow up to 10 file uploads at maximum. You can label the file uploads by editing the Label field. Example: Headshot 4" x 4" 300 dpi
Due to the complex submission process, two different informational boxes are available on this screen for you to provide additional information/instructions to your submitters (one pertaining to the text entry section, and the other for the file uploads section).
For clients using our mobile app, please be aware that only PDF and PowerPoint files may be viewed in the app. Other attachments may be added to the file upload section, but will not appear in the app.
*To save changes to the form you have made you must click the Finish button on the bottom of the form. It is advisable to click the Finish button periodically throughout the process, especially if you are not completing the form all at once, to keep your current changes saved.