This page gives instructions for submitting research papers in PDF format. First of all, you have to get your paper into PDF; then you go through the submissions procedure. These two stages are described separately below.
This is done differently on DICE systems and PCs.
Most DICE users will be producing PostScript from LaTeX (such users should
read the next section even if they know about
If you are
producing PostScript from some other source then you can skip to section
LaTeX produces ouput in DVI format, which can be converted to PostScript
dvips. The recommended use of this command when you
are aiming eventually to get to PDF format is as follows:
latex mydoc.tex [creates mydoc.dvi] dvips -Ppdf -o mydoc.ps mydoc.dvi [creates mydoc.ps]The
-Ppdfflag ensures that the representation of fonts will be such as to get the best out of the translation into PDF. Although this is not always necessary, including the flag is a sensible precaution unless you know better.
ps2pdf for converting PostScript to PDF. If your PostScript
file is mydoc.ps, then:
ps2pdf mydoc.pswill create a file
mydoc.pdfin PDF format.
You need to have Adobe's Acrobat installed on your PC. This software is already installed on the admin PCs in the School, and so if necessary you will need to use one of those. When viewing your paper (in any Windows program), select "Print" and specify a pseudo "Acrobat" printer.
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