Converting to PDF
Please use the templates provided in formatting your work BEFORE you convert your file to PDF.
Please check your work carefully before submitting it to make sure all your data is intact. Once a paper is submitted no amendments will be possible before reviewing.
Adobe offers a free trial service to convert your file from a variety of formats into PDF automatically for you. Click here to try it out.
There are two ways to create a PDF file from a LaTeX document:
Note: Distill and ps2pdf may assume that your document is in US
'Letter' format unless you explicity tell it otherwise. To get A4 output
you can do this:
distill -pagesize 21 29.7cm filename.ps
ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 filename.ps
Word, WordPerfect and RTF
The simplest way to convert your word processing file is to use one of the "print drivers" provided with Adobe Acrobat (the full program, not Acrobat Reader). There are other programs on the market that will convert word processor documents to PDF as well. We strongly recommend that if you use Adobe Acrobat that you use the Distiller print option instead of the PDFWriter driver. The reason is that the latter can produce files that are hard to edit, which will make it impossible for the final version of your submission (if accepted) to appear in the proceedings.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat or some other commercial product that will convert your file to PDF, there are freeware options. These typically involve producing a Postscript file first, and then using a program to convert from Postscript to PDF. For example, you can use a printer driver that produces postscript for a printer, and send the output to a file instead to produce a postscript file. Then you can use Ghostview to convert the Postscript file to a PDF file, or the shareware program PStill.
Last edited 1/23/04, by KDF