I wrote a LaTeX class file this evening that I recommend to use for
document submissions as it gives all submitted documents a uniform
layout that provides all required information. The layout has a large
right margin so that you can easily make notes on the printed out
document. I think I managed to set the default paper size to "letter",
but I’m not completely sure if it worked out. I think "letter" is the
best option, because A4 printers can print letter paper usually, but not
the other way round.
The LaTeX class file is available for download here:
Click the "raw" button to download it from that page.
In order to use it, drop it into your local TEXMF tree
(~/.texmf/tex/latex on a default TeXLive distribution) and run
$ mktexlsr ~/.texmf
afterwards. Once done, the new class "gd-document" is available for
use. The class is not really different from standard article
(resp. KOMA-Script's modified scrartcl, which this class is based on),
but it provides the mentioned standardised layout and a useful title
page. For a usage example, see the sources of the 16/1 document, which I
made available here:
Take care to fill in all the meta information before \maketitle and then
be sure to call \maketitle. You don’t need to supply the document number
if you submit the TeX sources rather than the PDF file, then I can fill
Typeset your document with "lualatex", not with "pdflatex" please.
class uses the fontspec package, which is incompatible with pdflatex.
Feel free to make any suggestions on additional commands to define in
that class file so that they’re available to everyone who wants to
Of course, you can continue submitting documents in any other format you
want, as long as it supports copy+paste. I can then transform it into
the unform layout. If however you chose to use this particular LaTeX
class, things will be easier for me.
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