[texhax] URGENT: Will Pay for Written Style File

Christopher Olah christopherolah.co at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 01:35:53 CEST 2009

Greetings Sharon!

Extending off what Alan said, it may help if you can include the
existing style file (mentioned in your previous email).

In fact I just dug out your previous email:

>Due to continued formatting errors associated with the style-file
>LaTeX, the Format Advising Service does not recommend that students
>continue to use it as a style guide.

>LaTeX, developed by a former ASU student, is available only on his
>personal website and is based on an outdated version of the Format
>Manual. The format of theses and dissertations has changed since its
>development, and LaTeX no longer meets the basic requirements of a
>recommended style guide. The check-box option for LaTeX has been
>removed from the Format Approval Sheet, and students are encouraged
>to use other style guides such as APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, or a
>field-specific journal article.

Now, the above is clearly written by a person ignorant about LaTeX,
however it does say that you can use styles such as APA, MLA, etc
which I know there are style files for... Why don't you use those?

You may also want to get in contact with this ``Format Advising
Service'' and explain LaTeX to them.

Also, if you're worried about deadlines, you should probably try to
get in contact with the relevant faculty members at your university
and explain that your having technical difficulties. I'm not in
Academia, but I'd hope that they'd be understanding....

It seems likely that someone will help you, but it may take some time.

Best of luck!


PS. Sharon, Allon, I can't seem to remember to respond to the list
today... Sorry about duplicates!

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