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I want to submit a paper to Elsevier using it's elsarticle class. My document uses some commands from the latest version of pgfplots. However, Elsevier uses a TeXlive distrubution with pgfplots v1.2.2.

Has anyone resolved this issue? Is it possible to upload a later version of pgfplots for their building process?

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closed as off topic by Kurt, mafp, Martin Schröder, Guido, Thorsten Mar 22 '13 at 6:45

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I don't think this is a (La)TeX question. You should probably contact Elsevier. – Svend Tveskæg Mar 16 '13 at 12:34
I suppose the comment of @SvendMortensen is the answer. Alternatively, you can consider image externalization - in this case, you could include the final pdf images. – Christian Feuersänger Mar 16 '13 at 13:08
I think the answer is rather as @ChristianFeuersänger suggested. For this, see How can I use TikZ to make standalone graphics? – Werner Mar 21 '13 at 21:27