How to save your work

Stories must be submitted in PDF or Word formats (i.e. in files that end in .pdf or .docx or .doc)

If you are not using Microsoft Word your word processor will almost certainly provide an option to save in a Word (.docx or .doc) format. Please follow one of the following sets of instructions:

Option A: If your word processor has the ‘Save As’ option in your File list:
  • When you are ready to save your story, click on File at the top left of the window
  • From the drop down box, select Save As …
  • This should give a list of possible formats. Select the first Microsoft Word option, which should have (doc) or, preferably, (docx) beside it
  • Ensure the folder (along the top of the save box) and File Name are correct (don't forget the folder name, we've all spent hours trying to find where we saved a file!)
  • Click Save
  • Attach that file to your email

Option B: If your word processor has ‘Export to’ in your File list
  • When ready to save, click on File at the top left of the window
  • From the drop down box, select Export To
  • This should give a list of possible apps. Select the Word option
  • A box should appear giving 'Advanced options', ie which Word Format to write to. Select docx.
  • Ensure the file name (in the Save As: box) and destination folder (Where:) are correct (don't forget the folder name, we've all spent hours trying to find where we saved a file!)
  • Click Export
  • Attach that file to your email

Option C: If your word processor won't do either of these please send your story in Rich Text Format (.rtf files).

If none of the above helps, please contact our tireless administrator at shortstory@scottishartsclub.co.uk
  
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