Practice Typing Articles

Practice typing articles can help you to lay out your work neatly, easily read and understood by the reader. There are rules to be followed in order to carry out the assignment quickly. The following typing tips can help you:

Practice Typing Articles -
             A4 paper

The size of A4 paper is 8x11 which most of the time is used for printing.  It must be of a thick not flimsy material.

Practice Typing Articles -              Spacing

  1. Main work double(treble if draft for correction
  2. Usually inset if more than one line.
  3. Quotations and poetry single spacing, enclosed within quotation marks.

Practice Typing Articles -                 Margins

  1. Left is usually 1 1/2 inch (extra 1/2 inch is left as a stitching margin).
  2. Right is half inch to one inch.
  3. Top and bottom 1 inch except for first page of each chapter.
  4. First page of each chapter has a "Dropped Head" (2 inches to 3 inches down).

Practice Typing Articles - Headings

  1. Chapter with dropped head, usually in large roman numerals, or all in words, centered over body of work.
  2. Heading in capitals and three spaces below chapter

Practice Typing Articles - Pagination

  1. No number is given on the chapter page.
  2. Section and subsequent pages are numbered consecutively throughout the piece of work in Arabic figures. Type the number four spaces from the top, then turn down three line spaces to the first line of type, thus leaving one clear inch at the top of the page.
  3. Introduction of preface is numbered in small roman numerals.

 Practice Typing Articles -
      Points to watch for

  1. Each page (except those with chapter heading) should begin at the same point.
  2. Avoid ending a page with the first line of a paragraph.
  3. Do not begin a page with the last line of a paragraph.
  4. Never hyphenate the last word of a paragraph or at the end of a page.
  5. Numbers are generally written out in sentences.

Practice Typing Articles' -        Footnotes

  1. Type the line across a page (usually margin to margin) two spaces down from the text, and begin the footnotes two spaces down again. An inch must be left at the end of the page, after the last footnote.
  2. Type in single spacing, with double between each separate footnote.
  3. Margins are often half inch wider than the rest of the work (i.e. footnotes are inset)
  4. Reference marks are used in the following order: asterisk, etc, if there are more than three then numbers are used)
  5. A reference mark is typed immediately after the word in the text, as a superior character, but has one space between it and the first word in the footnote.
  6. Footnotes must appear at the foot of the same page on which the reference is given.
  7. They should always be at the foot of the page, even if the text occupies only part of that page.
  8. Footnotes in work to be sent to a printer, should be inserted immediately after the line containing the reference, with a line above and below, and like the remainder of the work, should be in double spacing.

If you practice typing articles as shown above your articles will be well displayed. It is always important to read and check the proofs or original work. Errors cost money delays and also embarrassment. So do it right!

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