Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Journal, LaTeX and EPS

I have to learn on how to use LaTeX as it will ease the usage of formatting the journal by using their template (without reformatting the whole document). After consulting my SV, he said that I need these softwares before proceed to learn LaTeX :

- MikTex : http://miktex.org/2.7/setup
- A software that can save image/figure/object as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file - I choose to use CorelDRAW as it was in my program list
- WinEdt
- PostScript
- GhostScript

The 'oldtimer' normally use the earlier version of Ms Visio to convert to EPS. But since Visio 2003, the function was disabled. However it is still possible to use Visio - there's a converter (http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter) where we can save the figure as windows metafile (wmf) or enhanced metafile (emf - which is better) format and converts to EPS using the software. Other alternative is to use OLETeX (http://oletex.sourceforge.net/) where it can converts any OLE object to EPS file.

Can't wait to start a lesson on LaTeX!

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