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Add Field to Abstract Submissions Process

Postby apeterka » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:41 am

Is it possible to add a custom field to the author submission page? Our conference is set to Abstract only, but the conference committee would also like to have authors summarize their abstract in a short description (100 word limit). Thanks, Alan
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Re: Add Field to Abstract Submissions Process

Postby apeterka » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:13 am

While it's not ideal, I did figure out I could change the EN-US locale xml file "paper.abstract" message key. So, now instead of "Abstract" it says "Short Description (100 words) and Abstract". I didn't immediately see other areas the paper.abstract message key was appearing, so this might be a work-around.
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Re: Add Field to Abstract Submissions Process

Postby asmecher » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:58 am

Hi Alan,

There are a number of threads in the forum discussing the code modifications required to add new fields to the submission process; see e.g. https://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewto ... f=9&t=6941 for details.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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