IVS 2021+2022 Biennial Report

Format FAQs and Common Problems

FAQs and Common Problems

To make production of the Biennial Report faster and more efficient, the Coordinating Center would appreciate it if authors could please pay attention to the following requests:

Major Issues

  • Please do not use PostScript files (.eps or .ps) for your graphics. We use the pdflatex LaTeX compiler. Instead, convert the PostScript file to .pdf before inclusion.
  • When submitting, please do not use the proprietary RAR archive file format.
  • If your text includes a percent sign, the percent sign must be preceded by a backslash (\%) to be recognized by LaTeX.
  • If possible, please do not send paragraphs composed of a single continuous line of text (in the LaTeX source code). Instead, please break them up into multiple lines where the lines should not exceed 128 characters in length.

Minor Issues

  • Please use `` (two single backquotes) and '' (two single quotes) instead of " (a double quote) in your report.
  • Please only use the standard alpha-numeric characters of your keyboard such as upper and lower case letters, numbers, and standard symbols (e.g., +, -) when typing your text. Non-standard characters such as the Greek letter "µ" or the degree symbol "°" may be stripped by the interpreter and lost in the compilation, possibly resulting in unwanted results that easily go unnoticed in the editing process. These special symbols need to be LaTeX coded into your report.
  • Please do not change your report's font size by adding [10pt] or [12pt] to \documentclass{svmultivs}. Non-standard fonts will be removed by the Coordinating Center to produce a consistent look in the published Biennial Report.
  • To specify the bibliography ("references") at the end of a .tex report, please specify \begin{thebibliography}{widest_label} and \end{thebibliography} not \begin{references} and \end{references}. Widest_label (e.g., 99 or ABCDEFGH) gives the size of the widest label of the bibliography entries. For example, use 99 for two digit labels such as 01 and 02 and ABCDEFGH for eight character labels such as ANNREP01.
  • Please make sure that your \includegraphics statements refer to the actual names of your report's .pdf, .png, and .jpg files.
  • Please capitalize significant words in the title, section titles and sub-section titles, and please don't end these titles with a period (e.g., use Research and Development Plans instead of Research and development plans.).
  • Please do not put figure or table captions in boldface.
  • Please refer to the Mark-n versions as Mark III, Mark IV, Mark 5, and Mark 6.