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       name: 00readme-sugconf.txt
description: read me for sugconf.cls
    purpose: introduction and explanation
             of LaTeX document class sugconf
             for SAS(R) User Group (SUG) conference authors
       date: 8/10/2006 posted to CTAN
     author: Ronald J. Fehd, SAS-L's macro maven
                             TeX User Group (TUG) member
       note: SAS-L is the name of listserv
                   of the international online SAS user group community
       note: CTAN: Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
       note: License type:  Free, LaTeX project public license

* SUG authors

LaTeX is a set of macros for the TeX document processing application.

Several years ago I began using LaTeX to write my SUG papers.
In order to produce a paper which conforms
to SAS User Group International conference paper guidelines
it is necessary to modify the LaTeX document class article.

After reviewing several other LaTeX class files: e.g.: acmconf.cls,
I wrote my own SUGconf.cls and posted it to SAS-L.

The layout produced by the 'sugconf' class
is based on the description contained in SUGI paper guidelines,
published by SAS Institute: (2006)

At the 2006 PracTeX conference, a Little Birdie
(SAS-L euphemism for a SAS Institute employee)
suggested that it would be a Good Idea to post my class file
and some examples to CTAN,
by which act I would then accept responsibility for maintenance.

* All SUG conferences now require submission of papers as a .pdf.
TeX distributions provide pdfLaTeX.exe which produces a .pdf
from the source text file. (.tex or .ltx or .txt).
The .pdf can be read with Adobe Reader v5 or greater.
Note: pdfLaTeX also produces a .dvi, which is easier to review
while editing and polishing.
See the command: \pdfoutput= in each .tex file.

* filename extensions

** .bat: windows batch file
         executes pdfLaTeX, input      : <filename>.tex
                      note: input may be <filename>.txt
                            pdfoutput=0: <filename>.dvi
                            pdfoutput=1: <filename>.pdf
** .tex: input : text file containing LaTeX markup commands
** .pdf: output: Adobe v5 or higher

* Please review the following files
in order to familiarize yourself with LaTeX markup commands.

** article-example illustrates the LaTeX document class article

** this file provides the LaTeX document class sugconf based on article
   you must download this file and place it in the same folder
   with your SUG-conf-paper


** sugconf-example is a working example of the document class sugconf
   download these files and rename them to <My-SUG-conf-paper>.*
   note: remember to change the filename in the .bat file
         from sugconf-example
         to   <My-SUG-conf-paper>


* processing your .tex file with a Windows .bat file
- - - -  article-example.bat - - -
pdfLaTeX article-example
- - - -  article-example.bat end - - -

note assumption: filename extension is .tex
to process a text file other than .tex, specify the extension:
pdfLaTeX article-example.txt

* highly recommended
I recommend a professional text editor.


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sug­conf – SAS(R) user group con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings doc­u­ment class

The class may be used to type­set ar­ti­cles to be pub­lished in the pro­ceed­ings of SAS(R) User group con­fer­ences and work­shops. The lay­out pro­duced by the class is based on that pub­lished by SAS In­sti­tute (2006).

Pack­age De­tailssug­conf
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerRon­ald J. Fehd
Con­tained inTeX Live as sug­conf
MiKTeX as sug­conf
Topics type­set­ting jour­nals, etc
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