- Transcribe the text as it appears, including punctuation, misspellings, and abbreviations.
- Spelling: Use original spelling if possible. You can add the correct spelling for a misspelled word in brackets after the misspelling: werk [work].
- Line Breaks: Hit
returnonce after each line ends. Two returns indicate a new paragraph, which is usually indentation following the preceding sentence in the original. The times at the end of each entry should get their own paragraph, since the software does not support indentation in the transcriptions.
- Illegible text: Indicate illegible readings in single square brackets:
- Text in Margins: Margin notes can be transcribed after other linear text is transcribed (at the end of the main transcription text) & tagged in a way that indicates they’re additional notes/marginalia ex: //left margin// or //margin note// or //note// etc.
- A single newline indicates a line-break in the original document, and will not appear as a break in the text in some views or exports. Two newlines indicate a paragraph, and will appear as a paragraph break in all views.
- For encoding tables, see https://content.fromthepage.com/project-owner-documentation/table-encoding/.
"Autolink" will suggest subjects certain words could be linked to or you can use double braces to link subjects.
[[Jane Doe]] will link the text "Jane Doe" to the subject Jane Doe, while
[[Jane Doe|Jane]] will link the text "Jane" to the subject Jane Doe. We recommend that linking be left to an editor after the initial transcription is made.