Editors add tags (or codes) to manuscripts at the copy editing stage. During the layout process the tags are converted to paragraph styles in InDesign.
Tag Name Rules
- Tags always take the form <[tag/style name]>.
- Paragraph tags are added at the beginning of paragraphs. They are required only where the tagging changes; repetitive tags can be omitted, but it is advisable to tag every paragraph, especially in manuscripts with a complicated or sophisticated design; InDesign will crash if some tagging is absent.
- No character precedes a tag; no space follows a tag.
- Character tags (with the exception of <en> and <em>) are not added in the editorial process; they are created and used solely in the production process.
Example of Tag Use
<CT>Introduction: A Fundamental Democratic Problem
<H1>A Uniquely Canadian Problem
<TX1>The Canadian system of parliamentary government faces a fundamental problem that has been allowed to undermine Canadian democracy. ...