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Overview
Submission of DVI Files
Acceptable Formats
Generate DVI File
Create Uncompressed Archive (.dar)
Create Compressed Archive (.dgz)
Print Version (Opens new browser window)
Other Submission Options
Troubleshooting and Configuration
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Creating FastLane PDF Files



USING TeX AND LaTeX


Create a Single Uncompressed Archive File (.dar)

If your files are not very large, it is not necessary to compress the resulting file. You can create a single compressed archive file by combining your .dvi and .ps files using the "tar" executable.

First, create your .dvi file as described in the "Generate DVI File" section of this document.

Next, combine the .dvi file and your figures into an uncompressed archive file using the "tar" executable with the following command:

  • % tar -cvf outputfilename.dar file1.dvi file2.ps ...

NOTE 1: If you want the command to show you less output, remove the v from the command arguments. The last command argument must be -f and it must be followed immediately (after a space) by the output filename.

NOTE 2: In the above example, outputfilename.dar is the name given to the archive file.

NOTE 3: You can list as many space-separated filenames as necessary.

Then transfer the outputfilename.dar file to FastLane.


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