HTML-Compatible Text Areas will always appear as a light grey-blue box with three diagonal lines in the bottom right corner
Clicking and dragging the bottom right corner of the box allows you to increase the visible size of the box.
Every HTML-Compatible Text Area will interpret all text entered in it as though it were HTML-formatted text. This means that text entered like this:
This is my text. My text explains things about the conference. I might also want you to go to a link like http://www.confmanager.com.
...Would be displayed like this:
This is my text.My text explains things about the conference.I might also want you to go to a link like http://www.confmanager.com.
Using simple HTML tags, we can format the text to make it what we want:
1: 2: 3: 4: 5: <p>This is my text.</p> <p>My text explains things about the conference.</p> <p>I might also want you to go to a link like <a href="http://www.confmanager.com">http://www.confmanager.com.</a></p>
...Would display as:
This is my text.
My text explains things about the conference.
I might also want you to go to a link like http://www.confmanager.com.
HTML Cheat Sheets *It is advisable to use Single quotes in linking and images*
Simple HTML tools you might use in your Conference Manager pages include tags like:
<p> and </p> Denote the start and end of a paragraph
<a href=' '> and </a> Create a link to another page (the URL goes between the quotation marks)
<strong> and </strong> Create bold text
<em> and </em> Create italic text
<img src=' ' > Inserts an image (the URL goes between the quotation marks)
There are some great HTML cheat sheets available online, such as:
- SimpleHTMLGuide.com's Cheat Sheet
- The W3 Schools Comprehensive HTML tag list
- Webmonkey's HTML Cheatsheet
- A simple HTML cheat sheet from Instructables.com
- Usabilla's HTML Cheat Sheet that Never Fails
Converting Word Documents to HTML
It is not recommended to paste text directly from Word into any Conference Manager form. It is, however, possible to use a converting tool to translate the formatting from your Word document into clean HTML.
We recommend Word2CleanHTML.com to translate your text formatting into HTML that Conference Manager will understand. Copy your text into the window and click the "Convert" button. Copy the text in the tab marked "Clean HTML" into your Conference Manager HTML-Compatible Text Area.
Advanced users may be interested in other tools, such as:
- The W3 Schools - a great set of tools to learn HTML, and reference dictionaries to help you with more advanced projects
- Mozilla Developer Network's HTML Guide
- Real-time HTML Editor - a tool to preview your HTML before you post it to your Conference Manager pages
- Codepen - a tool to preview your HTML and/or CSS in real time before you post it to your Conference Manager pages. Code Pen also highlights your syntax to help you find errors, and allows you to save work - if you have a free account.