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Suggestions for producing clean PDF / Postscript Files

Almost all word-processing software can produce files in the postcript format because this is the format that many printers expect. However, for a variety of reasons, the fact that a file produces what you expect on your local printer does not mean that it will produce the same effect, or even that it will print at all in another place. This is why it is important to follow the suggestions in the instructions for authors.

For Coling-2000:

  • Postscript is strongly preferred as the medium for the camera-ready copy;
  • PDF will be accepted reluctantly. If you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can create a PDF file by selecting Create Adobe PDF from the File menu of your word processing program.
  • If we have even a little trouble printing the electronic version of your manuscript, you must be prepared to get hard copy to us within five days.

The following suggestions may help in avoiding some of the problems of unprintable files.

Try to use only the following standard fonts (known as the Base-14 fonts)
              1. Courier
              2. Courier-Bold
              3. Courier-Oblique
              4. Courier-BoldOblique
              5. Helvetica
              6. Helvetica-Bold
              7. Helvetica-Oblique
              8. Helvetica-BoldOblique
              9. Symbol
              10. Times-Bold
              11. Times-Oblique
              12. Times-BoldOblique
              13. ZapfDingbats

Other fonts have to be embedded in the Postscript / PDF file.

Try to select PostScript Level 2 from the printer driver to produce the PostScript files. Do not select Smooth Graphics. Avoid using fill patterns. Use only black and white.

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