%% ****** Start of file README ****** % %% %% This README is part of the AASTeX 5.2 distribution. %% %% Copyright (C) 2003 American Astronomical Society %% %% This work may be distributed and/or modified under the %% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 %% of this license or (at your option) any later version. %% The latest version of this license is in %% http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt %% and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX %% version 2003/12/01 or later. %% %% This work has the LPPL maintenance status "maintained". %% %% The Current Maintainer of this work is the American Astronomical Society. %% %% This work consists of all files listed in the document README. Last updated June 22, 2005. Thanks for your interest in the AASTeX package for manuscript preparation. This directory contains all the files in the distribution. They are described briefly below. Following the file descriptions are short installation instructions, the generic recipe for printing the user guide and sample, and information about contacting us regarding the distribution. MANIFEST aastex.cls The AASTeX class file src/aasclass.dtx The commented source file for aastex.cls src/aasclass.ins A docstrip file for extracting aastex.cls from the .dtx file docs/aasguide.tex The user guide for the package docs/aasguide.dvi User guide DVI file docs/aaasguide.pdf PDF of the user guide docs/aassymbols.tex Tables of AASTeX and AMS symbols commands docs/aassymbols.dvi Symbols tables DVI file docs/aassymbols.pdf PDF of the symbols tables samples/sample.tex Sample paper with "typical" content and markup samples/sample.dvi Sample paper DVI file samples/table.tex Sample table file demonstrating capabilities of deluxetable samples/table.dvi Sample table DVI file samples/f1.eps Sample figure files samples/f2.eps samples/f2_color.eps samples/f3.eps samples/video3.mpg A sample MPEG animation samples/datafile1.txt A machine-readable version of Table 1 from sample.tex ADDITIONAL FILES REQUIRED BY THIS PACKAGE AASTeX requires the natbib package, which is not included in this distribution. The package is available in the distribution on the AASTeX Web site at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AAS/AASTeX and from CTAN (http://www.ctan.org/). natbib.dtx Version 7 or later needed natbib.ins LaTeX this to create natbib.sty and natbib documentation from natbib.dtx INSTALLING THE CLASS FILE The aastex.cls file must be installed so that LaTeX can find it. To use AASTeX locally, simply place it in the same directory as your LaTeX file. To install AASTeX for global use on your system, copy the aastex.cls (and natbib.sty if it is not already on your system) into the directory where your LaTeX installation expects to find class files. Alternately, Unix/Linux users can use the make file included with the distribution. Simply adjust the Makefile so that the INSTALLDIR parameter is set to the directory where your installation expects to find class files, e.g. INSTALLDIR = /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/misc If you have teTeX installed, run "texconfig conf" to see what TEXMFMAIN is. Once the INSTALLDIR parameter is set correctly in the Makefile, type "make install" at the prompt. (You must have the necessary write permission in the system area where LaTeX files are installed.) If you are using teTeX, you will need to update the LaTeX cache by typing "texconfig rehash." Please see the AASTeX Web site FAQ at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AAS/AASTeX for additional installation notes or contact the help desk at email@example.com for assistance. PRINTING THE GUIDE AND SAMPLES The user guide is written in AASTeX preprint2 style. To print it out on a PostScript printer, you will need a DVI driver that will output to PostScript. If you wish to print to PostScript, and you are on a Unix or Linux system, the DVI driver on your computer system is probably called "dvips". To print out the user guide DVI file, type prompt> dvips aasguide To create and print your own DVI file, type prompt> latex aasguide prompt> latex aasguide prompt> dvips aasguide There are various system- and program-specific eccentricities which cannot be fully enumerated here. Some things to watch out for: 1. On some systems, LaTeX does not permit a filename extension (the .tex) on the input file specification; .tex is assumed. 2. The user interfaces for DVI drivers are quite inconsistent. Some operate in an interactive mode, asking the user about variable setup parameters, while some only accept control input on the command line. 3. On some systems, DVI translation and printing are combined, so one would enter only one OS command after running LaTeX. This is typically the case for dvips. Since LaTeX installations vary widely, you may need to consult the documentation for your particular installation or your local system administator for guidance in installing and using AASTeX. ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS AASTeX was designed and written by Chris Biemesderfer in 1988. Substantial revisions were made by Lee Brotzman and Pierre Landau when the package was updated to v4.0. AASTeX was rewritten as a LaTeX class by Arthur Ogawa for the v5.0 release. It was updated to v5.2 by SR Nova Private Ltd. The documentation has benefited from revisions by Jeannette Barnes, Sara Zimmerman, and Greg Schwartz. Comments, suggestions, complaints, and pleas for help can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. AASTeX Web site: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AAS/AASTeX. CB, 20 May 1999 Rev. SZ, 2 Nov 2000 Rev. SZ, 14 Dec 2004 Rev. SZ, 22 Jun 2005
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aastex – Macros for Manuscript Preparation for AAS Journals
The bundle provides a document class for preparing papers for American Astronomical Society publications. Authors who wish to submit papers to AAS journals are strongly urged to use this class in preference to any of the alternatives available.
Symbols for use with AASTeX|
Guide to authors
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2003 American Astronomical Society|
|Maintainer||American Astronomical Society |
|Contained in||TeXLive as aastex|
|MiKTeX as aastex|
astronomy articles, astronomical charts|
typesetting journals, etc