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How to remove the copyright box on a paper that uses the ACM sig-alternate.cls class file?

The ACM provides a LaTeX template called sig-alternate.cls (webpage, class file). The current version is 2.4 released in April, 2009. I would like to submit a paper for review using this class file. ...
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Floating an algorithm?

I'm typesetting an algorithm using the algorithmx package as follows: \begin{algorithm} \caption{\textsc{Whatever}} \begin{algorithmic}[1] ... \end{algorithm} However, I would like it to ...
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How can I balance columns in the last page of a bibliography section?

I need to balance the heights of the last two columns of my ACM article that is typeset using sigplanconf.cls. This class file defines the following command: \newcommand{\balancecolumns}{% ...
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How to write LaTeX as title in acm format?

I wrote Latex as \LaTeX to properly make the right output on the title part using acm_proc_article-sp document class. But as I wrote that way, it prints a very small letter 'A' of the LATEX word. ...
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tex to docx via pandoc with ACM template

For unfortunate reasons, I need to convert a latex document to word. The document was created using an ACM template (available here); I've read bread thing about pandoc and I was hoping to use it to ...
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Fit four authors across on one row in “sigplanconf” style?

Is there some hack out there to make it possible to fit four authors across in one row in the sigplanconf class? No matter how short each author's name, affiliation, and email is, by default the ...
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Subcaption compatibility with ACM document class

I'm currently working on a paper for an ACM conference and they require me to use the sigplanconf.cls I want to use subcaption, but if I add \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{subcaption} then I get ...
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Protecting references in section headings from capitalization

I am using the ACM SIG alternate style, which automatically converts all section titles to upper case. I would like to include a reference in one of the section titles (Proof of Lemma X). The obvious ...
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Differentiating multiple authors having same surname (last name)

I am citing works of two authors, say, K. Lee 2010 and V. Lee 2010. When I used apacite package, it took care of making sure that in the text if multiple authors have same surname then their first ...
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Can't get my pdf and .ps files to use type 1 fonts

I am preparing a paper for submission to ACM proceedings and Digital Library. However, I keep getting the "Your pdf and .ps files both use type 3 fonts, you need use type 1 fonts" error from the ...
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How to make equation fit in the column

HI here is the latex code \documentclass{sig-alternate} \usepackage{ctable} \begin{document} $G_{CS}(\mathbb{S_c})= \begin{cases} \displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^{r} ...
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How to add copyright box in acm alternative style?

I don't know why this information is not easier to find. How do I produce the copyright box in the ACM tighter alternative style? The rights management and bibstrip text blocks. It starts with ...
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Memoir class and Bibtex

I have biblio.bib: @article{XX, title={{Title}}, author={Author}, journal={Journal Title}, volume=1, number=11, pages={1-2}, year=1666 } And myfile.tex \documentclass[oneside]{memoir} ...
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using US letter within an ACM paper

\documentclass{sig-alternate} This previous line leads to a dimension 595 x 841 (according to pdf information). \pdfpagewidth=8.5in \pdfpageheight=11in Those lines enabling another dimension, 612 ...
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How do I remove the \paragraph{} text from the \tableofcontents with acmsmall?

I am writing a rather long literature review for submission to ACM Computing Surveys and we are putting a table of contents on it for the benefits of our internal reviewers. The table of contents is ...
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Shared author affiliation in ACM Sig-proc

I had a paper in IEEE format, that was using \IEEEauthorblockN and \IEEEauthorblockA for shared affiliation, nicely as shown below. Now I need to change the format to ACM. How can I do the same thing ...
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listings caption is distorted

I used listing for listing the codes like: \documentclass[prodmode,acmtecs]{acmsmall} % Package to generate and customize Algorithm as per ACM style \usepackage[ruled]{algorithm2e} ...
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Multiple affiliations of an author in sig-alternate

I am trying to put two affiliations for an author in sig-alternate (ACM SIG Proceedings), for the second author. So effectively, the second author should be over both the second and the third ...
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Orphans when using the SIGCHI LaTeX style

The current SIGCHI template does contain some instructions to prevent orphans (\clubpenalty and \widowpenalty) but for some reason that isn't working for me. I tried increasing the penalties but that ...
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How to remove “…$15.00” in the DOI line of ACM alternative style?

I need to add these lines to the copyright box: Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM. ACM 978-1-4503-2452-6/14/07…$15.00. ...
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Very narrow table caption

I don't know why the table caption is so narrow The code is \begin{table}[!t] \centering \small \caption{\textbf{Main characteristics of the simulated system.} The latencies assume ...
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How can I have both onecolumn and twocolumn in the same page in ACM SIGPLAN paper

I need to have in the same page both onecolumn and twocolumn. As default, a page in ACM SIGPLAN latex is twocolumn. But I have a picture that need to be located in onecolumn. When I use : \onecolumn ...
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acmsmall breaks line number alignments of algorithms

I am formatting an article with one of the ACM journal formats: acmsmall. However, when I look at algorithms, I noticed that the lines of my algorithm lost their indentation. This problem does not ...
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How to keep “Reference” heading in uppercase with natbib package

I'm writing a paper, which follows ACM style in latex. The document class I used is \documentclass{sig-alternate}. My problem is that when I use natbib package to make the references and citation in ...
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IEEE style author block with sig-alternate.cls [closed]

I am finishing up a paper for an ACM conference, and I have six authors. I would like to use the IEEE author block format, since it saves space, but I am using the sig-alternate.cls file because it ...
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Balance package messes up vertical space between lines in second column [closed]

I am writing an article with the ACM Sigplan class and want to balance the two columns on the last page of my text (before the bibliography section, which is on a separate page). I usually use the ...
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acmsmall: accented upper-case characters and line spacing

I am currently using the acmsmall document class. I have noticed that upper-case accented characters such as "Å" and "Ä" will result in uneven line spacing. MWE: \documentclass[prodmode]{acmsmall} ...
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subcaption: `caption' package not loaded

I am trying to use subfig in ACM class file, but it issues an error that 'caption' package not loaded. I downloaded the 1.3 version of caption (as suggested by ACM), but still the same. Here is the ...
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Superscript in Document Title with ACM

I'm trying to get a superscript into the title of my paper using ACM's template. I'm having an issue in that when I try to set the text as a superscript, it ends up in a small font, not scaled with ...
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Biblatex and ACM Proceedings bibligraphy style

I would like to use biblatex in order to control for the amount of information which is outputed in the bibliography (e.g., doi, issn, urls) but the problem is that the original ACM Proceedings format ...
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How can I automatically insert a command in a BibTeX-generated bbl file?

This question asks how to keep a code in a bbl file. Fortunately, the root cause could be found and solved without fiddling with the bbl file. Several answers pointed out that the bbl file should not ...
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Using ACM style produces wrong page size

I'm using the ACM "Tighter Alternate style" to write a document. The submission instructions state that I have to create a PDF in US letter format but unfortunately, my PDF is A4. How can I change ...
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\footnote in table* environment

I am using the SIG-Alternate.cls - Version 2.5 template for my document. I want to have a \footnote{...} in a table. Because my table is very big I use the table* environment. The footnote also needs ...
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How to make the table fit into the column?

Hi I have a two columns table with ACM SIG Proceedings template http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates Here is my latex: \documentclass{sig-alternate} \usepackage{ctable} ...
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Forcing ACMsmall to expand subfloat to whole page

I am having 6 different figures as subfloatA11 to subfloatA32, using subfloat, I would like to force latex to automatically assign whole page to those figures making the most out of the space they can ...
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How to make \textsc look good in a section title in ACM documents?

Q: How can I suitably use \textsc in a section title in ACM documents? I'm wanting to use \textsc in a section title in an ACM document, but it looks poor. Here's a "Lorem ipsum" version: If I ...
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Varying citation format style

Summary: I'm trying to figure out how to switch between [author-last-name et al. year] and author-last-name [year] formatting using the ACM-Reference-Format-Journals format. Details: I'm using the ...
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acmsmall normal font

I am using the acmsmall to do an essay; I have a custom cls and I've re-defined all of {title, author, etc}font to be more appropriate. However, I am having trouble getting the normal font to be ...
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How to find the parent of a class file

I am trying to use the ACM Small class in LyX. A LyX Wiki page says to create a LyX layout based on the parent of the class file: "Lets assume, the LaTeX class amcsiggraph.cls is a descendant of ...
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How can I use [Author Year] like new ACM Style?

I'm use the TeX ACM Style in my thesis: \bibliographystyle{acm} \bibliography{Anderson_EQM} And cite references using \cite{}, but it's different of the new ACM style: [Number] instead [Author ...
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How to compile ACM sig-alternative template successfully?

I am new to texlive. After I downloaded the files from ACM website: Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.5 (MAY 2012 CLS) Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Sample File V2.0 (MAY 2012 LaTeX) ACM LaTeX2e Sample BIB ...
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No bold on the newtheorem in the latest ACM latex template

Recently I applied latest ACM proceeding template (available in ACM ACM SIG Proceedings Templates link "ACM LaTeX2e Style File VERSION 2.8 (May 2015 CLS)") with my papers. The generated pdf is OK but ...
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Adding a Table of Contents to the ACM style template

I have been instructed to use the ACM style latex template for an assignment. In the .cls file they provide, I can find the following warning: %%% 4) Marginal paragraphs, tables of contents, ...
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Forcing numbered bibliography

I'm using the acmsmall.cls document class. My issue is in that my reference list is coming up unnumbered, yet my \cite{} tags are producing (correctly indexed) number based references. (e.g. [1]) How ...
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Cannot use a custom document class with LyX

I am trying to use the ACM SIG Proceedings document class for a LyX document. Basically following these instructions: Using custom LaTeX document classes in LyX Step by step, here is what I do: put ...
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Titlesec and ACM conference format: How to get proper capitalization of sections

The ACM conference format requires that the first three sections "Catagories and Subject Descriptors", "General Terms" and "Keywords" be special sections with lowercase titles. All other sections ...
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Use fleqn with acm_proc?

I would like to use the fleqn option to amsmath package. However, my document class gets in the way: Writing \documentclass[fleqn]{acm_proc_article-sp} I am warned that the global option is ...
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How to generate multiple authors with multiple institutions in ACM style

The default ACM style looks like this However, I need the style as follows. The cls of the template can be found here.
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Getting the error: “! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }.” [closed]

I'm writing a submission for an ACM conference, using the ACM's acm_proc_article-sp document class. Now, this is a document I transitioned from another document class, so the LaTeX in the body of ...
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Spacing problem when adding DOI to Permission block in ACM template

I've added the copyright permission block to the ACM alternative style template as described here. The total permission block spans 10 lines at the bottom left hand corner and the spacing looks fine. ...