About the Style for the Book
Since we distributed the first version of the style sheets and a sample of the book style to the section editors,
we received a number of comments and request for additions to the style sheet. This led to a slightly revised style
for the book, which you can see in a sample under the link 'Sample' on the home page for the book project.
The related Latex-file can be found under the link 'Sample Latex' on the same page.
The general style will be a slightly modified version of the 'Krantz_new'-style supplied by the publishing company.
This version now also includes text-boxes and photos/illustrations that do not take a full page width and can be surrounded by text.
- Please note from the sample-text, that references will be included as footnotes. Keep the references short and include
it only if it is very important. Literature with lots of references can be given in the 'Further Readings' section at the end of the chapter.
Equations can be numbered and be referenced in the text.
- Each chapter of the book contains the editor(s) in its head and also a list of contents of this chapter. Here the authors
will be added under each line in the list (this feature has still to be added by the publisher).
- Each section in a chapter contains the title and the name and a compact affiliation of the author(s).
- Figures can be illustrations or photos and can either take the full width of the page or part of it. In the latter case the
text will be arranged around the figure. Figures are numbered and can be referenced in the text.
- Text-boxes have been added. They can be used to add scientific information or historical context or personal views on the history.
- The 'Further Reading'-section at the end of the chapter can be separated into parts for each section of the chapter or could be
integrated by the editor into one part.
We can accept contributions in three different formats:
- Latex (preferred, see the example at the link 'Sample Latex' on the book project homepage)
- Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice which has very similar capabilities) (second choice)
- Plain text with annotations. (only if Latex and Word cannot be used)
The best format for us is Latex, which gives a direct impression how the printed contribution would look like. All contributions will
at the end be translated to Latex. We tried to achieve a similar result using Microsoft Word templates, but this turned out to be more
difficult due to the shortcomings of the Word template programming. In communication with the publisher it turned out that the company
had a very similar experience. They supplied a very a simple Word template, which forms the base for a later translation to Latex.
- Please use the Latex template 'centennial.sty' and the 'Sample Latex' format if you feel comfortable with it.
- Please use the Word-template if you feel more comfortable with Word and please make annotations about the way you would like to have the layout of your contribution done, if the Word template does not reflect it.
- If neither Latex nor Word is appropriate for you, please use plain text and a lot of annotations about the layout of your contribution.
Where to find it?
The templates can be found under the 'Templates'-link on the right side of the homepage of the book project.
The sample text can be found with the link 'Sample' on the same page.
The Latex-version of the sample can be inspected with the link 'Sample Latex' on the same page.
A file of the publisher with information on the mean number of words per page etc. can be found under the 'Information'-link in the