Layout of electronic documents

1) The files shall be compatible with the software applications of the publishing house.

2) Finite format and type page. The type page is the difference between the finite format and the (white) space surrounding the elements in a page:

  • • A5/ finite format: 147 x 205 mm/ type page: 112 x 167mm;
  • • B5/ finite format: 170 x 240 mm/ type page: 126 x 190 mm;
  • • A4/ finite format: 210 x 297 mm/ type page: 170 x 257mm.

All elements of a page (text, images, tables, notes, header, footer) shall be placed within the type page.

All printed materials are finished by cutting, therefore we suggest you not to place text/ images at less than 5 mm from the margins of the finite format (or from the folding lines). In case the design of the page imposes the placement of the elements (images, colour background) at the margins of the finite format, increase the size of the element by 5 mm over each adjacent margin.

3) The manuscript shall include the extensive table of contents, which should specify the structure of the work. Clearly highlight titles, subtitles, notes (where applicable) and their position in the text.

4) If applicable, the text must be written with diacritics. Use an A4 format, preferably using the font TIMES NEW ROMAN or TIMES NEW ROMAN CE of size 12, line spacing at 1,5 lines. These fonts have diacritics. Use the keyboard “Romanian” or the default one, “English”. In order to identify the keys that the diacritics are disposed on, use “CharacterMap”, included in the operating system Windows, regardless of version.

5) Use the same parameters for text and paragraph (font, size, spacing) throughout the text. Do not leave white lines between paragraphs unless you expressly want to emphasize a certain section.

6) Avoid the option “InsertSymbol” from MSWord to introduce the diacritics or special characters (α, β, γ). For special characters, use the font SYMBOL (which is present in all Windows versions; you find the sign position on the keyboard by using “Character Map”) and please notify the publishing house on the use of such characters. If you used another font, it shall be copied on a CD together with the text and brought to the publishing house, specifying this at the delivery of the material.

7) Deactivate all options present in TOOLS → AUTOCORRECT.

8) If equations, fractions, sums, integrals or other complex mathematical formulas are necessary, use the equation editor of MSWord. Do not draw the formulas.

9) When you write the text, do not press the key ENTER at the end of the row. It is only used to mark a new paragraph. Do not use ENTER or SHIFT+ENTER to go to a new row within the same paragraph.

10) In order to align inside the first row of the paragraph, do not use the TAB key. Leave this task to the publishing house or, if you really want to do it yourself, use the option FIRST LINE in the menu FORMAT → PARAGRAPH.

11) If the work has notes (footer or final), they shall be only introduced with INSERT → FOOTNOTE → AUTO NUMBER. Always use the option AUTONUMBER as it is the only one allowing its automatic numbering and correct transfer in the specialized paging software, generating in the text the note number at SUPERSCRIPT.

12) Do not manually number the notes, using the option RISED from the menu FORMAT → FONT. On taking the text, the note number will not be emphasized.

13) If the work contains tables, they shall be created exclusively using the option TABLE → INSERT TABLE. If it is difficult for you to use INSERT TABLE, then only put down in the text the place of the table and draw the table on paper. It will be created at the publishing house based on your draft.

14) It is completely forbidden to space the columns using the TAB key (or SPACE) or to draw the vertical and horizontal lines using the option DRAWING. The product of your work will be completely unusable.

15) When you insert a table, think about the finite dimensions of the book. Do not introduce more columns than fit into a page, as the exaggerated decrease of the character will be necessary.

16) If illustrations are necessary, it is recommended only to mark their place in the text (for instance Figure no. X) and to bring the photographs or manually performed drawings (or only drafts) at the publishing house. They will be transposed in electronic format by specialized staff and subsequently introduced in the file.

17) Put down on the back of the photograph or illustration, the number assigned to it. Use a soft pencil and avoid writing with the pen. By pressing, photographs may deteriorate.

18) If possible, keep a copy of the illustrations. Always bring the originals to the publishing house. Make a list with the illustrations and the number assigned to them.

19) In case you have already realized the graphics in electronic format and you introduce it within the text, follow these guidelines:

  • • the files of the illustrations (drawings, photographs) shall be brought, separately, together with the file including the text of the book, where in the images are included;
  • • the drawings shall be achieved in a dedicated software (CorelDraw,AdobeIllustrator) and by no means in MSWord using the option DRAWING;
  • • the scanned images shall be delivered in *.tif format, at resolution 300 DPI;
  • • for colour images, the scanning shall be done with the option MILLIONS OF COLOURS. If the images are brought in *.jpg format, then the transformation must be made with a factor of compression (quality) minimum 8 (preferably 10);
  • • at the insertion of the image in the file, the option FLOAT OVER TEXT shall be deactivated, in order to correctly identify its position in the text. For greater safety, unless the illustrations are accompanied by legends, it is useful to insert an indication in the text, of the type Figure no. X, representing... When you deliver the material to the publishing house, always mention if you inserted figures in the text and how.

21) If you want the text to have a certain page layout, preferably make a draft/ mock on paper. Leave the text simple, unformatted, in the file. A clear sketch drawn on paper is much more useful for type script and layout.

22) If emphasizing in the text certain alignments is absolutely necessary, perform them using the option BULLETS or to the key TAB. Align by no means the text using a variable number of spaces.

23) With a view to clearly structuring the material, for the various levels of titles, preferably use the predefined styles HEADINGS existing in MSWord.

24) If this is inconvenient, follow the general rule that the title usually is 2 points bigger than the text or than the title at the inferior level.

25) Where applicable, the subtitle levels may be numbered (for instance 1., 1.1., 1.1.1.). However, avoid a high number of sublevels, as it becomes difficult to follow.