NZART is a non-profit association of amateur radio operators
Updated 06 Jan 2015
Do you have a story that would interest your fellow readers! Or a superb photograph for the cover! As with all things, it helps us if you follow some simple guidelines. Material for publication in Break In is first checked by the Editor then processed to a suitable format, before being sent to the typesetter.
Look at a current copy of Break-In and try to match the format of headings and titles; eg use of capitals, bolding, etc. For example Break In does not use capitalised or underlined headings.
Please submit as a MS Word *.doc or docx. Otherwise submit as an *.rtf as some still do.
In the Tools menu under Language set the default to English (New Zealand)
Our preference is for 12 point Times Roman for all text including headings, with no line spacing, along with no tabs, including no tabs at the start of each paragraph.
Submitters should avoid multiple presentations of superscripts, subscripts, and even equations in the text of articles.
Please do not embed pictures in the text but do indicate where they are to be inserted if you wish. There is no guarantee that they will be inserted in that position because of picture size and design layout.
If you are referring to a particular picture or diagram in the text of the article it is best to say see Picture 1 or see Figure 1. (I.e. Picture 1. Map of the World) (Figure 1. Circuit diagram)
Also change the picture file name to the caption title, keep them terse. This saves a lot of work because we are presenting only one file name to be the same as the caption title name.
Please submit photographs and diagrams as JPEG files. For pictures that are converted to black and white in the final article, reduce them to around 500 KB is ideal. A suggested minimum size is 100 KB. For pictures to be presented on the front cover or the inside back cover in colour, a high resolution 300 dpi is recommended and at around 3 or 4 MB or larger which most cameras produce.
Send pictures as attachment in the same email. My email provider allows 25 MB per one email.
Tables are best made using an Excel spreadsheet. The same 12 point Times Roman for all text including headings. Contest results are one example. Send as an Excel file. External and internal line borders are created from the Tools menu. Please copy and paste into a word document and present that also.
References are best tabulated at the bottom of your article. Those references may be a book or other publication or an internet URL. Within the scribe of your article, at the end of your sentence insert . At the bottom of your article also present  and include the written reference or URL you are referring too.
Send input via email to <email@example.com>
Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH (2ndJanuary 2015)