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If the journal doesn't support TikZ directly, you could create pdf images of your TikZ pictures. That's much better than providing raster images. pdf should be supported well and keeps the high quality. You still could provide the TikZ source with it.


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I am in the typesetting, or composition business. So publishers are our clients. In the main, publishers themselves do not do anything with the files you send them. They pass them on to their suppliers. These days, most are in India (as is our production office) or other places with lower labour costs. What you need to remember is that to a good ...


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Instead of writing special macros I would use the soul's package \hl highlighting feature. On final version you can then cancel its effects out. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{soul} \sethlcolor{black} \makeatletter \newif\if@blind \@blindtrue %use \@blindfalse on final version \if@blind \sethlcolor{black}\else ...


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In general, there is more to preparing for double blind reviewing than just syntactically replacing names. It is for instance very easy to reveal one's identity by referring to "my" or "our" previous work, by citing (yet-)unpublished articles, or by otherwise discussing information that is not publicly available. Even if such obvious giveaways are avoided, ...


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the ams generates journal issues using a combination of unix scripts and a "template" produced from a database, identifying the articles to be included, the starting/ending page numbers, and other relevant data. articles are processed individually -- there are no "mutual" cross-references, so that complication is avoided -- and combined only after the ...


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I modified Antal S-Z's answer to this question to allow text to be completely blinded - i.e. the text to hide will be removed entirely from the document such as to prevent it from showing when marking it with the mouse cursor or using some other tool to analyse the document. However, the layout and appearance of the surrounding text will remain intact ...


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I'd recommend to develop your own style files with a professional TeX/LaTeX developer (which, I am sure, you could find here). Three reasons: Copyrights. You don't want to risk running into copyright problems by using and modifying existing styles. I understand that you asked for free styles but experience tells me that you end up modifying them and it's ...


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I know that arXiv support TikZ, though not necessarily the most recent versions. I imagine that you would run into the same problems with publishers, so Stefan's idea of creating PDF images seems best to me. In the TikZ manual, there is a section on Externalizing Graphics. It gives detailed instructions on how to do convert inline images to PDFs.


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I'll start the ball rolling on this one. Two simple things: If copying some style files in to ones preamble when using LaTeX, put \makeatletter beforehand and \makeatother afterwards (see What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? for more details on these). The cmdtrack package can be useful in figuring out which commands that have been defined have ...


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pgfplotstable can write the output latex code to a file, if you need. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{test.csv} A,B,C 0,0,T 1,1,T 2,2,T 3,3,T 4,4,T 5,5,T ...


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In general it might be hard but here you are only using pgfmath for an inequality test which is a sledgehammer you can avoid: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \pgfplotstableset{symbol column/.style={column type=c, postproc cell content/.style={ /pgfplots/table/@cell content={}{% \ifdim##1pt <0.01pt ...


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Try my censor package for obliterating text while preserving its original spacing: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{censor} \begin{document} The \censor{Liberty} missile, with charge diameter (CD) of \censor{80}~mm, revealed a penetration capability of 1.30, 1.19, and 1.37~CD in three recent tests into armor steel. \blackout{% The Liberty missile, with ...


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There are various approaches. At one end of the spectrum, you have small-scale stuff which can be hand-edited into a single file. We do that for the UK-TUG magazine Baskerville. However, that would soon get impractical. The next step is to typeset each document separately, with the class set to to pull in things like page numbers, then combine the pages ...


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Regarding 2. The journal asks that the submission contain[s] only one file in total. the bundledoc package comes to mind: The bundledoc package is a post-processor for the snapshot package that bundles together all the classes, packages and files needed to build a given LaTeX document.


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I believe that breqn is not perfect and if you want to achieve absolute beautiful mathematics, then you (a human being) should decide where an equation should and where it should not break. I think, you would get a nice message from them on the lines of "could you please re-format each and every formula in your paper before publication?" The only one I am ...


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I've never received LaTeX source code from a publisher. I've received proofs (i.e. printed version) to review but not the source code. Publishers typically have their own styles and, even if they make a copy available to you, they will do some "tweaking".


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I helped once to publish the proceedings of a smaller conference using LaTeX. This was done by creating PDFs from each article, without headers and footers, especially no page numbers. The PDFs where then included in a main document using the pdfpages package. You can add a header and footer over these pages to superimpose a running page number with the ...


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The apa6 class works with biblatex and defines \maskcite macros that remove the citation from the text and reference list: \documentclass[biblatex,mask]{apa6} \addbibresource{xampl.bib} \begin{document} You can cite with \verb-\cite- and get: \cite{book-full}\par You can maskcite with \verb-\maskcite- and get: \maskcite{article-full} \end{document} If you ...


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Before I answer your question, let me undulge in a short rant. I have been on both sides in this process: as an author I submit manuscripts to publishers, as a TeX consultant I sometimes help the editors to deal with the manuscript. This helps me to better understand the position of the editors and the publishers. The authors' use of non-standard ...


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(Based on @0x06d64's answer.) The most "LaTeX-like" way of doing things I guess would be to use a \newcommand to save the text (first line below), but that definition would be restricted to the environment in which \savestring appears. If you want to be able to use \savestring inside an environment and that #1 be still defined outside, you need to make a ...


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@John: Visually, there may not be anything other than TNR. Meferdati's problem seems to be other fonts being embedded in the pdf. Now the reason they are embedded becomes clear when you minimze your minimal example further: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{mathspec} ...


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You could use \newcommand{\sometext}{Some text} This allows also to pass additional parameters, see this wikibook. I'm not sure if this is the preferred method for simple string replacements.


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At least some parts of Elsevier support TiKZ.


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Instead of defining many commands like \myname, \collabname, etc, I would define just one command that takes nonblinded text and replaces it with blinded text; once the review is done you can redefine it to return the text unchanged, instead. \documentclass{article} % Create the dimension variables outside the macro, so they'll % be created once. ...


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Some journals require you to mask citations also. The apa6 class provides mask citation commands.


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This sounds like this question, at least for this specific application. In that case, something like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} % demo option only useful for demonstration purposes %\newcommand{\submit}{1} \ifdefined\submit \relax \else \renewcommand{\includegraphics}[2][]{\fbox{}} \fi \begin{document} Here's some text. ...


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On the About page, click Instructions to authors in the right margin. Scroll down the page to PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPT, where you'll find the following: Papers must be clearly written in English. The text should be presented on A4 or an equivalent size. Please submit your manuscript in Computer Journal format using the LaTeX ...


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If you do want to use highlighting with soul, then this approach seems fine to me. Even better would be to create a sematic macro, like \ifhighlight \let\change\hl \else \newcommand{\change}[1]{#1} \fi Depending on how you compile your file, Passing parameters to a document (or any of its near-duplicates) could be of interest. Since the trickery ...


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Ok, so this is a first attempt. It has some problems with commands with arguments which can be circumvented, although not provided here. The below will work for most cases. Gurus, I encourage you to outline where it could be improved if you feel! Ok, so basically you want to save every time you call the command. This lead me to require that you need to ...


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I think you can do this by redefining two macros that appear in biblatex.def and are used for name formatting. (I haven't checked this with all styles, of course, and some might use different macros, in which case there would need to be different redefinition.) This tests for a coincidence of initials and lastname (or lastname but no initials). If your ...



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