Preparing and submitting your
electronic files for the hicss-38 cd-rom
Congratulations on the acceptance
of your paper for publication. Please follow the steps outlined below when
formatting your file for submission to the
Read the following carefully. The quality of the finished product largely depends upon receiving your cooperation and help at this particular stage of the publication process.
Formatting Your Paper
Producing Your Paper
· Using LaTeX
Formatting Your Paper
* For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder. This folder must then be placed in a compressed archive for submission.
5. Fonts: Please note that New Times Roman is the preferred font. If you must use another, The following fonts are considered base fonts, and you are encouraged to limit your font selections to this list. These fonts are automatically installed with the viewing software and made available to all papers included on the published CD without having to be included within individual PDF files.
· Arial MT
· Arial MT, Italic
· Arial MT, Bold
· Arial MT, Bold Italic
· Courier, Italic
· Courier, Bold
· Courier, Bold Italic
· Times New Roman PS MT
· Times New Roman PS MT, Italic
· Times New Roman PS MT, Bold
· Times New Roman PS MT, Bold Italic
Using these fonts will reduce the size of your converted paper as well as speed up the display and printing of your paper for the readers. Additionally using only the specified fonts provides a consistent look across to all material on the published CD. If you decide to use fonts other than “base fonts” you must submit your paper as a PostScript or PDF file with embedded fonts. The embedded fonts will be preserved during the conversion process.
The type of graphics you include will affect the quality and size of your paper on the electronic document disc. In general, the use of vector graphics such as those produced by most presentation and drawing packages can be used without concern and is encouraged.
§ Make sure that any text in the graphic has a minimum point size of 4 points. Text below the minimum point size will not be readable in print.
§ Do not use custom halftones (photographs) and pattern fills. (In Lotus Freelance, Fill Patterns do not convert to PDF and a white solid fill is substituted.) Instead, use solid-color or grayscale fills to produce a more readable document on-screen that will also load and print significantly faster. This is especially important for charts and graphs.
§ Do not select “Smooth Graphics”. This option often produces extremely large files that will take a long time to display and print. The Smooth Graphics option is usually found in the Page Setup Dialog box in Macintosh applications and some Windows applications.
If your paper contains many large images they will be down-sampled to reduce their size during the conversion process. However the automated process used will not always produce the best image, and you are encouraged to perform this yourself on an image by image basis.
The use of bitmapped images such as those produced when a photograph is scanned require significant storage space and must be used with care. Bitmap graphics store an image as a series of numbers that represent the color of each dot in the image. Increasing the size, resolution (dots per inch), or number of colors in an image will dramatically increase the size of the image.
Suggestions for improving the quality bitmap graphics include:
· In general, bitmapped images should be limited to no more than 256 (8 bit) color/gray scale, 150 dots per inch, and should be kept as small as possible.
· Reduce the number of display colors before making screen shots. The majority of computer applications use less than 16 colors for their menus, dialogs etc.
· Select higher resolutions only for images that a reader will magnify. Image resolution of bitmapped images does not increase when readers zoom in on an image.
7. Main Title.
a. Center the title 1-3/8 inches (3.49 cm) from the top edge of the first page.
b. The title should be in Times 14-point, boldface type. Leave two blank lines after the title.
c. Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word).
Producing Your Paper
Papers can be submitted in
* For documents created in formats that do not embed
source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder.
This folder must then be placed in a compressed archive for submission.
Documents converted from the TeX typesetting language into PostScript or PDF files usually contain fixed-resolution bitmap fonts that do not print or display well on a variety of printer and computer screens. Although Adobe Acrobat Distiller will convert a PostScript language file with bitmapped fonts (level 3) into PDF, these fonts display slowly and do not render well on screen in the resulting PDF file. But, if you use Type 1 versions of the fonts you will get a compact file format that delivers the optimal font quality when used with any display screen, zoom mode, or printer resolution.
Using Type 1 fonts with DVIPS
When using LaTeX, only embedded fonts should be used to ensure a decent
conversion to PDF. Use of Times fonts is highly recommended for consistency
and readability both on screen and in print.
With LaTeX2e use the command
and with LaTeX 2.09 use the command
LaTeX users must submit a .dvi file and the graphic files (.eps) used to create the LaTeX document. If your graphic files are not located in the same folder as the LaTeX document (.tex,) you must create your compressed file with the folder structure preserved. This is so that when the files in the compressed folder are uncompressed, the files are located where the .dvi expects to find them. The best way to create your .tex is to have the graphic files located in the same folder as your .tex. This way when you create the .dvi file, it will expect to find the graphic files in the same folder that it is located. And, it insures that the compressed file will include all the necessary files to create the .PDF file.
One of the most common problems with LaTeX submission is missing graphic files.
Submissions should also include all LaTeX files and the Postscript output. If you are unable to submit your paper in any of the electronic formats, or if we encounter problems converting your electronic submission, your paper will be scanned and converted to PDF for inclusion on the CD. Although a scanned paper looks identical to the original when printed, it is slower and more difficult to view on screen. If you do plan to deliver your paper by hard copy avoid typefaces smaller than 11 points.
If an author does not have Type 1 fonts available, the following instructions should be used :
Delivering Your Submission
Compress your submission. Submitting your material is quicker and easier if all of the files are collected into a single archive using one of the following formats:
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