Guidelines for submitting newsletters

Typesetting: the current plan is for the newsletter to be typeset using a professional quality maths publishing package called latex (bizarre name). Most (maybe all) maths journals use it to typeset articles. None use word!

So, the newsletter will probably come out looking something like the 2009 newsletter.

Submision: to make this process as easy as possible please follow the following guidelines.

  • use simple unformatted text. Plain text is preferable, but a simple word document will do.
    • 'Unformatted' means no bold, italic, coloured fonts etc., or any of the myriad other effects that microsoft has dreamt up over the years to sell updates to word. In fact, after passing through my system, any formatting you might put in will have disappeared.
    • Section headers and simple lists are OK, if necessary, but nothing elaborate.
    • Paragraphs, of course, are fine (indeed, obligatory), but to make sure that they don't disappear when copied over, please insert a couple of blank lines between paragraphs.
    • If you require any mathematical equations in your article I can do them very easily...
  • photos should be in jpg files, numbered something like 1.jpg, 2.jpg,..., (or 01.jpg,...) in the order you think they should appear, and a list of correspondingly numbered captions. I will resize large photos to max 1000 pixels horizontally or vertically. If you are emailing them you might want to do that first (almost any photo viewer has a resizing tool), but it isn't really necessary - I have a shell script that can batch resize photos in seconds.
  • send the whole thing to Bryan or David, either by email or memory stick, or something like a dropbox link will do. Or any other method you can think of.