|ETD Submission in TeX or LaTeX|
What is LaTeX? LaTeX is a set of macros written by Leslie Lamport as a "front-end" to TeX that makes articles, reports, theses, dissertations, and books easy to create and manage.
The Graduate School appreciates the power of these languages and encourages students to become literate in TeX or LaTeX and prepare and submit ETDs using these tools. You will recover any time you spend learning TeX or LaTeX during the course of developing your ETD. Furthermore, this knowledge will carry forward throughout your career. You will use the knowledge you gain using TeX or LaTeX in all your future electronic publications. Please note, however, that your document must follow the standard format required by the Graduate School.
For the discussion that follows, we assume you are using the LaTeX macros.
LaTeX Environment. To create LaTeX files, all you need is an ASCII editor. LaTeX is free to download from any CTAN archive, and works on Macintosh, MS-DOS, Unix, and Windows 3.1/95/NT (though some commands may vary on some architectures).
To convert your ETD in LaTeX, first you must type your ETD into the ASCII editor using the LaTeX macros appropriately. Next run the program "latex" to generate a DVI file---from etd.latex we get etd.dvi (likewise, with program "tex" run on a TeX file---from etd.tex we get etd.dvi).
Next use the program "dvips" to convert DVI file etd.dvi into PostScript---you get etd.ps.
Finally, use the Adobe Acrobat Distiller product to convert PostScript files into PDF (Portable Document Format) files--- from etd.ps you get etd.pdf. Rename this file "etd.pdf."
VERY IMPORTANT: View this document in Adobe Reader or Adobe Exchange to see that the result is what you expected. Sometimes fonts do not translate correctly, which makes online viewing difficult.
You may use the Adobe Exchange product to add hyperlinks and bookmarks before you submit your ETD to the Graduate School.
The fonts and the instructions for their installation are available in two formats:
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Unfortunately, pdftex is still experimental software... but if you have a minute, you may want to give it a try.
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