Guide to Paperwork

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Command Department

Writing is an integral part to paperwork and writing books! If you want to write an official department memo, or a good looking book, you're gonna have to know how to write it.

See the Example Paperwork page for good examples and sample forms.

To properly understand this, you need a basic grasp of BBCode or HTML. But don't worry, even if you don't know either, just try copy pasting the examples and replacing the text with your own! Once you're comfortable with that, try experimenting with what works together and how.


Writing is performed on paper using any standard writing utensil.

  • Pens come in a few different colours, black or blue by default, and some departments are provided with red pens. Pens have a variety of functions!
  • Crayons work much like pens, except that they are always bold, and lack the list, horizontal rule, and small tags.

Formatting Paper


To sign your name, use the [sign] tag. Remember that if you use the [sign] tag, your signature is unique and cannot be forged in most cases.

Your signature: [sign]

To print the official NanoTrasen logo onto a piece of paper. It makes documents looks official and fancy.


Shift Time

Prints the timestamp of the exact moment you write onto the paper.


Shift Date

Prints the calendar date of the shift.


Station Name

Prints the name of the current station map. (NSS Cyberiad, NSS Kerberos, NSS Cerebron, etc.)



To insert a field from which you can start writing (instead of just using the bottom of the paper), use the [field] tag.

Reason for Request: [field]

New Lines

New lines can be created by using the [br] tag. Without this, anything you write will continue on the same line until it reaches the end of the page.

text above
text below


To make text bold, enclose it within the [b] and [/b] tags.

[b]This text is going to be bold.[/b] This text is not.


To italicize text, enclose it within the [i] and [/i] tags.

[i]This text is italicized.[/i] This text is not.


To underline text, enclose it within the [u] and [/u] tags.

[u]This text is underlined.[/u] This text is not.


To center text, enclose it with the [center] and [/center] tags.

[center]Type the center tags onto the paper like this![/center]


Create a list by using the [list] and [/list] tags. For every entry in your list, add a [*] in front of your entry. For example;

[list][*]Bullet one.[*]Bullet two.[/list]

Large Text

Make text larger, enclose it within the [large] and [/large] tags. Large text like this can be used for emphasis or for titles.

[large]This text is much larger[/large] than this text.

Small Text

To shrink text, enclose it with the [small] and [/small] tags. Shrunken text can be used to fit more information onto your paper.

[small]This text is very small![/small] This text is normal-sized.

Horizontal rules

To add a horizontal rule, use the [hr] tag.

text above
text below


To designate text as a heading you will need to use the [h1], [/h1], [h2], [/h2], [h3], and [/h3] tags

[h1]This text is large and bold![/h1]
[h2]This text is medium sized and bold![/h2]
[h3]This text is normal sized and bold![/h3]


To create a table with rows and cells you will need to use the [table], [row], [cell], and [/table] tags

[table][row][cell]This text is in row 1 column 1! 
[cell]This text is in row 1 column 2!
[row][cell]This text is in row 2 column 1! 
[cell]This text is in row 2 column 2!

Sample Forms

For Sample Forms, see Example Paperwork.