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Latex, IEEE format, spacing, and fonts

Tags: latex February 24, 2009    

I recently discovered that IEEE has a new layout, which can be found by first going here and then selecting Information for authors - formatting. The new two column format is more compact than their previous one. However, the spacing of the bibliography is humorous. Instructions on how to fix the spacing can be found here. You will also need a bibliography package which can be found here.

I found two new problems. The first is that "fi" turning into the pound character for old versions of dvips no longer goes away with the -G0 switch. Therefore you should use versions of dvips of 5.90 and up. Latex can be used safely on Linux, although you should always check the margins. The second problem is that standard fonts used by the layout are not embedded. A solution can be found here.

The commands to safely convert a dvi file (paper.dvi) to pdf files using letter size paper on Linux are:

dvips -t letter -G0 -Ppdf paper -o

gs -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sPAPERSIZE=letter -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 -dMaxSubsetPct=100 -dSubsetFonts=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true -sOutputFile=paper.pdf

Copyright © 2009 Borys Bradel. All rights reserved. This post is only my possibly incorrect opinion.

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