Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wiki or HTML for visa letters
Conferences often use EDAS to generate PDF visa letters for authors, confirming the acceptance of a paper. Until now, these visa letters had to be in a small subset of HTML. We have added the ability to use Wiki mark-up, i.e., plain text with a few symbols to denote basic formatting. For example, in Wiki mark-up, bold is indicated by a double-underscore, as in __bold__, and italics by a two pairs of single quotes, as in ''italic''. The system automatically detects whether a conference uses HTML or Wiki format. Wiki markup works best for letters with minimal formatting, while HTML markup is better suited for letters where you want to place multiple logos or have more fine-grained control over positioning of elements. Chairs should read the documentation for more details.