[Tugindia] Portability to pagemaker??

giri giri at leos.gov.in
Wed Sep 5 10:56:20 CEST 2012

Dear friends,
We were recently asked to submit an technical paper to a journal 
published by a national level research society. Our paper was selected 
from those presented at an International  conference organized  in 
January by the same society. The publishers, in their "Instructions to 
Authors" had mentioned that Latex documents would be accepted and I was 
asked to submit the manuscript IEEE Latex format. The latex processing 
and pdf output of document had no problems. The paper was recommended 
for publication by the reviewers. The editor then informed me in  the 
last minute their type setter is unable to "port the document in 
pagemaker" and that I have to submit an MS word version of the article. 
I was not told what the exact problem was. I not familiar with the 
pagemaker software. Our paper has several mathematical equations and I 
am not sure how to convert it into MS word!? It is a 11 page paper with 
several citations and  cross references to figures and tables. 
'Converting' all that into MS word would be a pointless exercise.

I was really looking forward to seeing our work published. I was 
wondering if other people on this list have faced the Latex portability 
to pagemaker problem.  The last resort is to withdraw the paper. I have 
been advised to use more "universal software" such as MS word!!

Any tips from list members that I can offer the typesetter to port the 
Latex article to pagemaker would be much appreciated.

Thanking you.


M. S. Giridhar
Thinfilms and Microsensors Group
Laboratory for Electro Optic Systems
Indian Space Research Organisation
1st Cross, 1st Stage, Peenya Industrial Estate, Bangalroe 560058.

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