Version 2.0 Microsoft Word Template for Creating Internet Drafts and RFCs
RFC 5385

Document Type RFC - Informational (February 2010; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 3285
Last updated 2013-11-06
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Independent Submission                                          J. Touch
Request for Comments: 5385                                       USC/ISI
Obsoletes: 3285                                            February 2010
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721

                  Version 2.0 Microsoft Word Template
                 for Creating Internet Drafts and RFCs

Abstract

   This document describes the properties and use of a revised Microsoft
   Word template (.dot) for writing Internet Drafts and RFCs.  It
   replaces the initial template described in RFC 3285 to more fully
   support Word's outline modes and to be easier to use.  This template
   can be direct-printed and direct-viewed, where either is line-for-
   line identical with RFC Editor-compliant ASCII output.  This version
   obsoletes RFC 3285.

   The most recent version of this template and post-processing scripts
   are available at http://www.isi.edu/touch/tools.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
   its discretion and makes no statement about its value for
   implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by
   the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5385.

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Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
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   to this document.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Use .............................................................3
      2.1. Setting up Your Version of Word to Edit RFCs ...............4
      2.2. Editing ....................................................4
      2.3. Saving the File ............................................6
      2.4. Generating Output ..........................................6
           2.4.1. Printing Direct to a Printer ........................6
           2.4.2. Printing the Text File ..............................6
           2.4.3. XML Support .........................................7
   3. Changes from RFC 3285 ...........................................7
      3.1. Heading Styles .............................................7
      3.2. References Style ...........................................8
      3.3. Boilerplate ................................................9
      3.4. Simplification .............................................9
      3.5. Ability to Direct Print and Direct View ....................9
   4. Compatibility Issues ...........................................10
   5. Security Considerations ........................................10
   6. Acknowledgments ................................................10
   Appendix A. Template Configuration Details ........................11
      A.1. Configure Styles ..........................................11
           A.1.1. Redefine Existing Styles ...........................11
           A.1.2. Add New Styles .....................................12
           A.1.3. Hidden Styles ......................................13
      A.2. Define Page Layout ........................................13
      A.3. Insert Boilerplate ........................................14
      A.4. Automatic Fields ..........................................15
   Appendix B. Post-Processor Script (Perl) ..........................17
   Informative References ............................................20

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1.  Introduction

   Internet Drafts and RFCs are predominantly written in embedded-text,
   compile-based formatting systems [1][4][5].  The primary and first
   such system is NROFF, a text-formatting utility based on manual entry
   of embedded configuration commands, such as ".p" for new paragraphs.
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