UKSim groff macros
Macro set usage
If you wish to use
prepare UKSim conference and related journal papers then you
might wish to download the tar ball
The tar ball consists of a UKSim macro set, skeleton paper
and some example journal and conference papers which have
been published in the UKSim conference and International
Journal of Simulation.
The advantages of using this
macro set are as follows:
- it automatically sets the page length, gutter width,
font size for the appropriate conference or journal
specification. the makefile contains rules to
generate html, xhtml, PostScript
and pdf versions from the same source file.
- the macros automatically capitalise the titles,
section headings appropriately for journal and conference
hard-copy publication. However they pass through lower case
section headings and titles for xhtml and
- only one source file will
generate all above outputs.
- non wysiwyg, so you can
concentrate on content and let groff take care of
- if you really wish to engage in
micro typography - then the macro set provides a number of
esthetic typographical features.
makefile comes with a view rule which
starts up an interactive PostScript viewer, so you can see
immediately the effect of your changes once you save the
source file from your favourite editor.
- the tar
ball includes the relevant configuration for references,
adding your references is trivial and groff will ordering
and typeset your references in the correct house style.
Caveat, these advantages really
only apply if you are familiar with groff or LaTeX.
If you have only used WORD then the learning curve
will be steep.