Marcel Grossmann (MG) Meeting
Proceedings Front/Back Matter Macros

NOTES FOR MG9 PRODUCTION 2002 [to do list]

This file indicates the various files used in the production of the World Scientific Proceedings front/back matter and author contributions, with LATEX or PLAIN TEX. These were written by an amateur tex user (bob) for MG7 since the existing macros from the publisher at the time were either inadequate or inexistent. [The publisher wasted an inch of page space at the bottom of every page because of inadequate communication to the editors.] The macros were also used for MG8 [with the extra inch utilized!]. They are also being used for MG9 as well... and will be necessary for further meetings since the front/back matter requires special handling.

Note: all filenames are actually lowercase on the server.

1) The proceedings style files for the general typesetting [now provided by World Scientific Proceedings Macro Site; we use the 9.75" x 6.50" latex2e macro file ws-p9-75x6-50.cls (see below) ]
2) The front matter:
   a) title page up to table of contents
   b) the table of contents
3) The back matter:
   a) participant (with perhaps just city, country info) list
   b) author index (with page numbers of articles)

Should anyone make improvements to any of these macros,
please inform me:



this file:

front matter before table of contents:
MG7FRONT.TEX 25 29-JUN-1995 [with procs.sty]

MG8FRONT.TEX 1998 [with mprocl.sty latex2.09]
[this LATEX file generates the front matter up to the table of contents file]

MG9FRONT.TEX 2002 [with ws-p9-75x6-50.cls latex2e->latex]
[this LATEX file generates the front matter up to the table of contents file; the filename indicates the physical page dimensions in inches]

preliminary output file: mg9front.pdf

table of contents macro file and generator:

MG7TOC.TEX 16 2-JUL-1995
[this file contains the PLAIN TEX table of contents generator using as input files containing the author, title, number of pages information from the contributed papers]

Now updated to LATEX2e -> LaTeX:
MG9TOC.TEX  21-JUL-2001

Plenary and Parallel Session separator pages for mg9:

example input files for author/title/page info:

Note that each paper contribution article must have a title, author(s), number of page entry in each session section; here is a parallel section title and entry from MG7par1.tex   (the first) and MG9plenaryparallel.tex  (the second) [the robot must supply this information from the interactive form each author fills out for each contribution, with a check on the actual number of tex pages used, or it must be extracted from the database):

\session{Exact Solutions}{V. Belinsky}

Exact (3+1)-Dimensional Gravitational Soliton Solutions of the Einstein Equation\\
Chi Au, Li-Zhi Fang, F.T. To\\

Exact (3+1)-Dimensional Gravitational Soliton Solutions of the Einstein Equation\\
Au, Chi; Fang, Li-Zhi; To, F.T.\\

The preliminary table of contents file: mg9toc.pdf

unordered author index file: (produced by mg7toc.tex):
MG7TOCAL.LIS 39 2-JUL-1995  -> mg9tocal.lis
[this Author List file is produced by the plain tex table of
contents macros, listing each author, and the start page number
of the corresponding article in the proceedings.
this file must then be edited by hand to put multiple authors
on separate lines with their page numbers, and then sorted
alphabetically putting the last name first by a simple unix
command, with some clean up polishing of the result]

some comments about editing .lis before sorting
MG7AL.DOC 2 20-JUN-1995 (may not be necessary...)
to produce
MG7TOCAL2.LIS -> (did not do this step for mg9)

with unix program "sortit2" on unix box for  mg7 (authors: Firstname Lastname):
one line unix program:
sed 's/^\(.*\) \([^ ]*, \)/\2 \1, /g' | sort -d

but "sortit" for mg9 (authors Lastname, Firstname):
sed 's/^\(.*\) \([^ ]*, \)/\2: \1 \2/g' | sort | sed 's/^.* ://g'

to produce:
MG7TOCAL3.TEX -> mg9tocal3.tex (preliminary; final page numbers not correct)

then edit to collapse duplicate names and order same last
name entries and page numbers (3 hours work for MG7)

format with:
MG7AUTHORINDEX.TEX -> mg9authorindex.tex
[this is a PLAIN TEX file which formats the author index into
two column output for photoreproduction;
now uses the package multicol with the standard latex2e proceedings macros]

preliminary output file: mg9authorindex.pdf (page numbers not correct yet)

to generate the participant (institution address) list:
macro file:
[this file does the typesetting]
updated to the WS latex macro style:
12 pages double column [lastname, firstname  country] 920 participants

list file:
[this is the input file containing the data]

general formatting macros:
OVERCITE.STY 15 13-NOV-1991 for world sci style footnotes
PROCS.STY 26 19-SEP-1994 the LATEX author macros
PROCSPLAIN.TEX 27 19-SEP-1994 the PLAIN TEX author macros

MG7LA.TEX;30 17 25-OCT-1994 the author LATEX instructions
MG7PLAIN.TEX;32 16 the author PLAIN TEX instructions

incorporated into front matter?:
MG7AWARDS.TEX 15 26-MAR-1995


The latest WS Latex 9.75x6.5 in (physical page dimensions) format macros:
ws-p9-75x6-50.cls ws-p9-75x6-50.tex readme.txt

World Scientific MG Proceedings Summary Pages


20-jun-2002: bob jantzen