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I am writing a paper for a conference. They provided the a LaTeX style file however the compiled reference section is different from their own requirement. They require font size 8, no indentation, and the index number should have a square bracket like [1] xxx

My compiled output on the other hand, is font size 10, has indentation, and no square bracket, so it's like 1. xxx.

Could some one take a look in the style file and tell where I fix this problem? I couldn't find anything that's related to font size, or indentation, or the bracket. I don't know much about the LaTeX style file.

I can't upload file so I'll have to post the entire style file code here:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%                   File: osameet2.sty                %
%                  Date: March 21, 2007               %
%                                                     %
%       (c) 2007 Optical Society of America           %
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}
\ProvidesPackage{osameet2}[2007/03/21 LaTeX package for submission to OSA's conferences]

%% packages
\usepackage{cite}
\RequirePackage{geometry}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{graphicx}
%% fonts
\usepackage{mathptmx,courier,textcomp}
\usepackage[scaled=.92]{helvet}

\geometry{letterpaper,nohead,margin=1in} %% uses geometry.sty
\parindent1em %% em tied to font
\parskip0pc
\linespread{1}
\pagestyle{empty}
\sloppy

%%Title page elements

\newcommand\MEETtitle[1]{\LARGE \bf \hskip2.25pc \parbox{.8\textwidth}{ \noindent%
   \LARGE \bf \begin{center} #1 \end{center}\rm } \vskip.1in \rm\normalsize }

\newcommand\MEETauthor[1]{\hskip2.25pc \parbox{.8\textwidth}{ \noindent%
   \normalsize \bf \begin{center} #1 \end{center}\rm } \vskip-1pc }

\newcommand\MEETaddress[1]{\hskip2.25pc \parbox{.8\textwidth}{ \noindent%
   \footnotesize \it \begin{center} #1 \end{center}\rm }  \normalsize \vskip-.2cm }

\newcommand\MEETemail[1]{\vskip-.3cm \parskip0pc\hskip2.25pc \footnotesize%
   \parbox{.8\textwidth}{\begin{center}\textit{#1}  \end{center} } \normalsize  \vskip-.2cm}

\newcommand\url[1]{\textcolor{blue}{\underline{#1}}}

\newcommand\homepage[1]{\vskip-1pt \parskip0pc\hskip2.25pc \footnotesize %% CHANGE 8-3-99
   \parbox{.8\textwidth}{\begin{center}\it \textcolor{blue}{\underline{#1}} \rm \end{center} } \normalsize\vskip-.2cm}

\newcommand\ocis[1]{\vskip-2.75pc \begin{center}\parbox{.8\textwidth}{\footnotesize\bf OCIS codes: \ \rm #1 \hfill} \end{center}\vskip3pt}%

\let\title\MEETtitle
\let\author\MEETauthor
\let\affil\MEETaddress
\let\address\MEETaddress
\let\email\MEETemail
\let\pacs\ocis

\renewenvironment{abstract}%%
{\vskip1pc\noindent\begin{center} \begin{minipage}{.8\textwidth} {\bf Abstract: \ } }
{ \\ \vskip-.75pc \noindent \small \copyright \, \number\year \hskip.05in
   Optical Society of America \\ \hfil \end{minipage}\end{center}\normalsize\vskip-1.75pc}%

%%Various customizations

\renewcommand\maketitle{\vskip0pt} %%deactivates \maketitle in LaTeX
\def\affiliation{\address}
\def\onlinecite{\citeonline}
%Fig. and Table Labels

\renewcommand\figurename{Fig.}
\def\fps@table{h}%\def\fps@table{!htbp}
\renewcommand\tablename{Table}

%% New caption command
\newcommand\@MaxCapWidth{5.5in}
\setlength\belowcaptionskip{.1in}
\setlength\abovecaptionskip{.15in}
\long\def\@makecaption#1#2{%
  \normalsize
  \vskip\abovecaptionskip
  \sbox\@tempboxa{#1. #2}%
  \ifdim \wd\@tempboxa >\@MaxCapWidth
    \hskip.5in\parbox{5.5in}{#1. #2}
  \else
    \global \@minipagefalse
    \hb@xt@\hsize{\hfil\box\@tempboxa\hfil}%
  \fi
  \vskip\belowcaptionskip\normalsize}

%%References

\renewcommand\refname{\normalsize References \rm}
\setlength\bibindent{.3in}
\renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1]
     {\section*{\refname
        \@mkboth{\MakeUppercase\refname}{\MakeUppercase\refname}}%
      \list{\@arabic\c@enumiv .}
           {\settowidth\labelwidth{.25in}%
            \leftmargin\labelwidth
  \setlength{\parsep}{0pc}
  \setlength{\labelsep}{0.5em}
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.05pc}%{-0.06in}
  \setlength{\listparindent}{0in}
  \setlength{\itemindent}{0in}
  \setlength{\leftmargin}{.3in}
  \setlength{\rightmargin}{0in}
            \advance\leftmargin\labelsep
            \@openbib@code
            \usecounter{enumiv}%
            \let\p@enumiv\@empty
            \renewcommand\theenumiv{\@arabic\c@enumiv}}%
      \sloppy
      \clubpenalty4000
      \@clubpenalty \clubpenalty
      \widowpenalty4000%
      \sfcode`\.\@m \normalsize}
     {\def\@noitemerr
       {\@latex@warning{Empty `thebibliography' environment}}%
      \endlist \vskip.2in}
\let\@openbib@code\@empty
\newcommand\OSAJNLReferences{\thebibliography{}}
\newcommand\OSAJNLReflinks{\thebibliography{}}
\newcommand\References{\thebibliography{}}
\newcommand\references{\thebibliography{}}
\let\endOSAJNLReferences\endthebibliography
\let\endOSAJNLlinks\endthebibliography
\let\endReferences\endthebibliography

%%Section parameters
\renewcommand\@seccntformat[1]{\csname the#1\endcsname.\quad }
\renewcommand\thesubsection{\thesection.\arabic{subsection}}
\renewcommand\thesubsubsection{\thesubsection.\arabic{subsubsection}}

\renewcommand\section{\@startsection {section}{1}{0pt}%
                                   {-2.5ex plus -1ex minus -.2ex}%
                                   {1.3ex plus .2ex}%
                                   {\normalsize\bfseries}}
\renewcommand\subsection{\@startsection{subsection}{2}{0pt}%
                                     {-2.25ex plus -1ex minus -.2ex}%
                                     {1ex plus .2ex}%
                                     {\normalsize\itshape}}
\renewcommand\subsubsection{\@startsection{subsubsection}{3}{0pt}%
                                     {-2.25ex plus -1ex minus -.2ex}%
                                     {1ex plus .2ex}%
                                     {\small\upshape}}

\frenchspacing

\hyphenation {ac-cord-ing
           allow
           back-scat-ter
           back-scat-te-ring
           back-scat-tered
           scat-te-ring
           Based based
           cases
           cen-tered
           changed
           co-incide
           con-cerning
           con-ven-tional
           de-creased
           de-po-lar-iz-ation
           de-tector de-tectors
           de-vi-ation
           dis-cussion
           dis-tribu-tion
           dis-tribu-tions
           dis-trib-ute
           dis-trib-uted
           Ehhalt
           extinc-tion
           found
           Geest-hacht
           ground
           Hink-ley
           il-lus-trated
           il-lus-trate
           Intro-ducing
           Klap-heck
           lati-tude
           measure-ment
           measure-ments
           meas-ured
           measuring
           mixing
           north-east
           orig-inated
           op-er-ating
           out-flow
           pres-ence
           primary
           rather
           rela-tive
           sig-nal
           sig-nals
           solid
           tem-pera-ture
           Tem-pera-ture
           trans-ported
           tropo-pause
           Tropo-pause
           tropo-sphere
           Tropo-sphere
           tube
           tubes
           Values
           varies
           Weather}

\def\opex{ Opt.\ Express }
\def\ao{ Appl.\  Opt.\ }
\def\ap{ Appl.\  Phys.\ }
\def\apa{ Appl.\  Phys.\ A }
\def\apb{ Appl.\  Phys.\ B }
\def\apl{ Appl.\ Phys.\ Lett.\ }
\def\apj{ Astrophys.\ J.\ }
\def\bell{ Bell Syst.\ Tech.\ J.\ }
\def\jqe{ IEEE J.\ Quantum Electron.\ }
\def\assp{ IEEE Trans.\ Acoust.\ Speech Signal Process.\ }
\def\aprop{ IEEE Trans.\ Antennas Propag.\ }
\def\mtt{ IEEE Trans.\ Microwave Theory Tech.\ }
\def\iovs{ Invest.\ Ophthalmol.\ Visual\ Sci.\ }
\def\jcp{ J.\ Chem.\ Phys.\ }
\def\jmo{ J.\ Mod.\ Opt.\ }
\def\jon{J.\ Opt.\ Netw.\ }
\def\josa{ J.\ Opt.\ Soc.\ Am.\ }
\def\josaa{ J.\ Opt.\ Soc.\ Am.\ A }
\def\josab{ J.\ Opt.\ Soc.\ Am.\ B }
\def\jpp{ J.\ Phys.\ (Paris) }
\def\nat{ Nature (London) }
\def\oc{ Opt.\ Commun.\ }
\def\ol{ Opt.\ Lett.\ }
\def\pl{ Phys.\ Lett.\ }
\def\pra{ Phys.\ Rev.\ A }
\def\prb{ Phys.\ Rev.\ B }
\def\prc{ Phys.\ Rev.\ C }
\def\prd{ Phys.\ Rev.\ D }
\def\pre{ Phys.\ Rev.\ E }
\def\prl{ Phys.\ Rev.\ Lett.\ }
\def\rmp{ Rev.\ Mod.\ Phys.\ }
\def\pspie{ Proc.\ SPIE\ }
\def\sjqe{ Sov.\ J.\ Quantum Electron.\ }
\def\vr{ Vision Res.\ }
\def\cleo{ {\it Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics }}
\def\assl{ {\it Advanced Solid State Lasers }}
\def\tops{ Trends in Optics and Photonics }

%% end osameet2.sty
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You need to redefine the thebibliography environment as defined in the style file (I find somehow odd that the very own file they provide doesn't fill their requirements); a complete example including the necessary redefinition:

\documentclass{article}  
\usepackage{osameet2}  

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\@biblabel[1]{\fontsize{8}{9.6}\selectfont[#1]}
\renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1]
     {\section*{\refname
        \@mkboth{\MakeUppercase\refname}{\MakeUppercase\refname}}%
      \list{\@biblabel{\@arabic\c@enumiv}}%
           {\settowidth\labelwidth{\@biblabel{#1}}%
            \leftmargin\labelwidth
            \advance\leftmargin\labelsep
  \setlength{\parsep}{0pc}
  \setlength{\labelsep}{0.5em}
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.05pc}
  \setlength{\listparindent}{0in}
  \setlength{\itemindent}{0in}
  \setlength{\rightmargin}{0in}
            \@openbib@code
            \usecounter{enumiv}%
            \let\p@enumiv\@empty
            \renewcommand\theenumiv{\@arabic\c@enumiv}}%
      \sloppy
      \clubpenalty4000
      \@clubpenalty \clubpenalty
      \widowpenalty4000%
      \sfcode`\.\@m\fontsize{8}{9.6}\selectfont}
     {\def\@noitemerr
       {\@latex@warning{Empty `thebibliography' environment}}%
      \endlist \vskip.2in}
\makeatother

\begin{document}  
\section{Test Section}
\cite{A}
\begin{thebibliography}{9}
\bibitem{A} test A.
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}

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This is amazing! Thank you so much!! –  LWZ Apr 30 '13 at 22:35
    
@LWZ You're welcome! –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 30 '13 at 23:13
    
I just realized that the reference weren't ordered in the order of appearance. They were simply in the same order that I typed them in the bibliography environment. –  LWZ May 2 '13 at 23:20
1  
@LWZ if you want them to appear in the order of appearance, you'll need to use BibTeX and the unsrt style, –  Gonzalo Medina May 3 '13 at 0:07

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