Document Formatting with TeX and LaTeX

Those who would use TeX or LaTeX to format their material need to pay close attention to the typefaces used in them. This attention is needed because the default TeX (Computer Modern Roman) typefaces do not convert satisfactorily to scalable PostScript typefaces, resulting in poor reproduction of the electronic version of your material. (The default TeX typefaces are converted to non-scalable Type 3 PostScript bitmaps in the DVI-to-PostScript step of the process.)

This poor reproduction can be seen online, through examination of the PDF documents at the following URLs:

http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/bad.pdf

  A LaTeX-typeset paper with the default TeX (Computer Modern Roman) typefaces.
 
http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/good.pdf
  A LaTeX-typeset paper with Type 1 PostScript typeface substitution using the "times" LaTeX style.
 
http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/good-cmr.pdf
  A LaTeX-typeset paper with Type 1 PostScript typeface substitution using the "BaKoMa" Type 1 PostScript versions of the default TeX (Computer Modern Roman) typefaces.
 

There are several solutions to this problem, some simpler than others.

     - If you use "dvips" to convert your DVI file to PostScript, inclusion of the "times.sty" file in your LaTeX document will facilitate this substitution:

     - Older versions of LaTeX would use this syntax:
\documentstyle[times]{siggraph}

     - newer versions of LaTeX would use this syntax:
\documentclass{siggraph}     \usepackage{times}

     - Type 1 PostScript versions of the Computer Modern Roman typefaces (such as "BaKoMa") are available online through one of the CTAN archives. Installation of these typefaces, and integration of them into the existing TeX environment, is best left to the person who installed or maintains your TeX environment.

     - Several online resources may help you (or the TeXpert at your site) with the correct configuration of the tools available to you to make the task of generating usable PostScript documents:
        - "Creating Acrobat PDF using DVIPS" by Kendall Whitehouse.
        http://emerge.pdfzone.com/resources/texpdf.html

        - "Acrobat PDF Files from TeX" by Y&Y, Inc.
        http://www.yandy.com/download/pdf_from.pdf

Additionally, Dan Kartch's "siggraph" LaTeX2e class and the "acmconf" LaTeX 2.09 style are available for your use, and are available to download at http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/.

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