s_c_baker wrote:Great tutorial. Although, a friendly tip--titling your story "Martin's ... story" probably doesn't help.
(Also, I'm pretty sure you can handle this software-independently on Windows with a right click and selecting "Details".)
katsincommand wrote:Thanks so much for posting this. I consider myself pretty tech-suavy, but I didn't realize DOCX would store it and RTF wouldn't. :)
madison wrote:Just noticed Martin's tutorial was from Sept. THIS YEAR so maybe they'll still be showing mercy to the newcomers who didn't know about stripping files. I'm working on next quarter's story already, though, so I'll be sure to submit a truly clean manuscript next time! I don't know why I assumed they'd all get printed at some point for the judges to read, though. It kind of defeats the purpose of electronic submissions to do that.
Scott Kennedy wrote:Well, bother. I wish I'd read this post before sending in my submission. I'm glad they're still showing mercy in this regard. Because my name sure shows up when I hover the cursor over the file. *xxxxxx*
wellsdesigned wrote:Scott Kennedy wrote:Well, bother. I wish I'd read this post before sending in my submission. I'm glad they're still showing mercy in this regard. Because my name sure shows up when I hover the cursor over the file. *xxxxxx*
Careful Scott, you don't want to link your story to your name here either.
Which makes me wonder, do they hand out masks for still aspiring writers who go to the awards ceremony?
Imagination Vortex wrote:Ok so I can't believe I missed this, but I think my name has been on every file I've submitted to this contest! Just today I was going to save a file and I noticed my name showing up in the Author section. But the weird thing is that after I've saved it I scroll the mouse over the file (like in Martin's picture) and I don't see the Author section or my name come up. And I have been saving every file as docx. which Martin said we should avoid. But even if my name isn't showing up after it's saved, could this explain all of my rejections? Now that I'm thinking back, my only HM was saved as an rtf. (but that was the first quarter that DF took over, perhaps they were still forgiving the mistake at that time?) I do know that last year I wrote a story in docx. and the quarter after I think I re-submitted it as an rtf. but it still got a rejection. I'm just not sure - could I be overthinking this? Or possibly trying to find excuses for my rejections? Or have I really been submitting things with my name on it all along, even though it's not showing up after I save the file? I tried to upload some images but they wouldn't show up in my post, so I really hope that this makes sense and someone can help!
Oh and one more little note: I'm using Microsoft Word Starter 2010 with Windows 7.
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