I have a deadline to submit a manuscript to a journal for review. I have written my paper in Word 2013. However, the journal does not provide a Word template, but only a LaTeX template. I don't want to convert all equations and details from Word to LaTeX. I would like to know how to determine the font size and page layout from from the journal's LaTeX template, which can downloaded at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/elsarticle

Currently, I just open the PDF file from that journal and convert it to Word to see the page layout. However, it did not show correct information.

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For font, you can use the \f@size macro (see this question). For the layout, you can use the layout package (just add \usepackage{layout} to the preamble) and the command \layout after \begin{document}. This is what I got when I used this with the el­sar­ti­cle-tem­plate-harv.tex template.

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  • Thank you so much. What is text font size ? Do you have word template file? I am very thankful to you. Nov 5, 2015 at 9:07
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    @user3051460 You are welcome! Sorry I don't have a Word template. I just downloaded the file from your link and used ShareLaTeX to get the layout.
    – jak123
    Nov 5, 2015 at 9:10
  • Yes sir. Could you see help me the font size, too? I think they use font 10 for text body and title as 14, please check help me Nov 5, 2015 at 9:11
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    @user3051460 I updated the answer with font info.
    – jak123
    Nov 5, 2015 at 9:26

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