Assigning Alternate Text to Acronyms in Word
Acronyms are often used in written communication. Using an Acronym character style and an AcronymTitle marker, you can specify alternate text for acronyms. For example, if your document includes an acronym like NATO you can specify North Atlantic Treaty Organization as alternate text for the acronym. When you use an AcronymTitle marker and an Acronym character style to specify alternate text for an acronym, ePublisher adds the acronym alternate text you specify to the title attribute of the acronym tag in the output.
Following is an example of the HTML code produced when you specify North Atlantic Treaty Organization as alternate text for NATO.
<p><acronym title=”North Atlantic Treaty Organization”>NATO</acronym> is a military alliance.<p>
To assign alternate text to acronyms, your Stationery and template must have the following items configured:
Acronym character style
AcronymTitle marker type
Your output format must also support this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 8.
The following procedure provides an example of how to specify alternate text for acronyms in Microsoft Word source documents using Microsoft Word 2003. Steps for specifying alternate text for acronyms in Microsoft Word may be different in other versions of Microsoft Word.
To specify alternate text for an acronym in a Microsoft Word source document
In your Microsoft Word source document, locate the acronymn for which you want to specify alternate text.
Apply the AcronymTitle character style to the abbreviation text.
Insert your cursor anywhere inside the abbreviation.
On the WebWorks menu, click Markers.
In the Markers field, select AcronymTitle from the list of markers.
In the Value field, type the acronym alternate text.
Click OK. ePublisher inserts the AcronymTitle marker into the abbreviation.
Save your Microsoft Word source document.
Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 300.
Verify ePublisher assigned the acronym alternate text you specified when it generated output by completing the following steps:
On the View menu, click Output Directory.
In the TargetName folder, open the page that has the acronym to which you assigned alternate text in Notepad, where TargetName is the name of your target.
Verify that the alternate text you specified for the acronym is included in the acronym tag in the title attribute.