DOCX Cat Scan Editor - Help and Usage Guidelines

The DOCX Cat Scan Editor can be used by authors to examine their JACoW papers ahead of submission, or at anytime they wish to review their paper. This tool only works for Word DOCX documents, and optimized for the current JACoW Word template which has all of the JACoW styles included.

Current Features

  • Check for JACoW Styles and Template usage
  • Check Paper and Margin Settings
  • Check Proofing Language Settings of Content
  • Checks Formatting of Paper Title
  • Checks Formatting of Author List
  • Checks Presence of Abstract
  • Checks Section, Sub-section, and Third Level Heading Formatting
  • Checks Paragraphs have initial indent and aligned justified
  • Searches Document for, Existence, in Text Reference, Sequential Order, Missing, and Duplicated References
  • Searches Document for, Existence, in Text Reference, Sequential Order, Missing, and Duplicated Figures
  • Searches Document for, Existence, in Text Reference, Sequential Order, Missing, and Duplicated Tables
  • Checks Formatting of Figure Captions
  • Checks Formatting of Figure Tables
  • Checks Paper Title Against SPMS Abstract Title
  • Checks Author List Against SPMS Abstract Author List

How To Use Cat Scan Editor

  1. Make sure you have turned off “Track Changes” in word, have “Accepted or Reject All Changes”, and saved the document in DOCX format using the Paper ID as the file name.
  2. Visit http://edit.ipac19.org
  3. Click on “Choose File”, and point at your document, and Click “Open”.
  4. Click “Scan”, the file will upload, be immediately validated and results published to the browser screen.
  5. Review results, make corrections to document, re-scan as many times as required.
  • Note: This tool is a “best effort” scanner, and due to the wide variety of authors habits within Word the tool may not pick up every issue with your submission, and authors are always ask to critically proof read and check their document. If authors start with the current template, and follow normal conventions of paper authorship, this tool will work extremely well.

Understanding Cat Scan Results Report

The Cat Scan Editor provides an itemized report focusing on particular aspects of your document. When the Cat Scan Editor validates the various aspects of your document, it flags in the summary table with red backgrounds where inconsistencies are found to the JACoW requirements. The following links may provide you with additional information to resolve issues you may encounter, and further explain the actions of each section.

Under Development

Please note that this tool is still under active development and appreciate any feedback on bugs to david.button@ansto.gov.au