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Submission of DVI Files
Acceptable Formats
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Creating FastLane PDF Files



USING TeX AND LaTeX


Submission of DVI Files and Figures

A Brief Explanation

TeX/LaTeX users should convert their source (.tex) files to DVI (.dvi) files. If the document is self-contained (e.g., does not have associated PostScript figures), you can upload the DVI file directly to FastLane. A common example may be the project summary. The file should have the .dvi filename extension to allow appropriate handling.

If you have Encapsulated PostScript figures defined in your .tex file, common for project descriptions, you will need to include them in the file you upload. To do this, first create your .dvi file from your TeX/LaTeX file. Ensure that the references to figures in your TeX/LaTeX file contain the file name of the figure but not the directory path (e.g., "figure1.ps" not "/home/yourname/project/figure1.ps"). Combine all the files (DVI and figures) into a single TAR file. The resulting file should use .dar as the filename extension to allow proper handling after upload. To reduce the size of the upload, you can compress this file using gzip. In this case, use .dgz as the filename extension.


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