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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Filtering Word documents (TW)
3. Preparing database text for publication (TW)
4. Exporting to Word for book version (TW)
5. Book version layout and styles (TW)
6. Fonts (TW)
7. Icelandic character order (TW)

(7. Technical instructions > 5. Book version layout and styles)

5. Book version layout and styles (TW)

Layout (mm)

Page size: (A4 297 x 210)
> 160 x 240

Margins: top: 58.5, bottom: 57.5, inside: 45, outside: 45, gutter: 0, header: 48.5

Text size: 120 x 180

Verse text tables cell widths: 8mm (number), 56, 56 for each helmingr (or 112 for eddic metres)


  • ‘normal’: 10/12pt, justified, no spacing, 0,6cm tabs, font: 'Adobe Garamond Pro Skaldic'

Edition section

  • text (verse text): 11/13pt, 12pt spacing at top
  • prose (prose order): 9/11pt, 6pt spacing before
  • trans (translation): 10/12pt, 6pt spacing before
  • textapp (mss and readings): same as prose
  • edns (editions): same as prose
  • notes (context and notes): normal + 6pt spacing at top
  • runhead
  • runrdghead
  • runrdg

Text spans

  • kenref (kenning referents): 8pt font

Other styles

  • Volume introduction and front matter: 10.5/12.5pt
  • bibl (bibliography): normal + 0,6cm hanging indent
  • Normal padding: normal + 6pt top spacing
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