Please use the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Macro Package to prepare your manuscript as described below. The package contains files that are needed by LaTeX and that can be run directly, but you will not have to edit them yourself. In addition, there is a template file that contains an empty framework into which you can enter your own text:
|Copernicus_Latex_Manual.pdf||An instruction manual.||Version 2.1, May 2013|
|copernicus.cls||The LaTeX2e class file designed for Copernicus Publications journals (explained in manual).||Version 5.0, January 2013|
|copernicus2.cls||The LaTeX2e class file designed for Copernicus Publications journals (explained in manual).||Version 5.7, May 2013|
|copernicus_discussions.cls||The LaTeX2e class file designed for Copernicus Publications discussion papers (explained in manual).||Version 4.1, May 2013|
|copernicus.bst||The bibliographic style file for BibTeX.||Version 1.1, April 2007|
|natbib.sty and authblk.sty||Style files, for details please see the Copernicus Latex Manual.|
|template.tex||A LaTeX template in journal style.|
|Please download the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Macro Package . Version 2.7, May 2013|
After installing a working LaTeX distribution you will be able to run LaTeX by typing "pdflatex template.tex" in the appropriate directory from the prompt. This will produce a PDF file of your manuscript (template.pdf) which can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader . template.tex is a template file provided by Copernicus Publications to introduce you to the journal style. If you want to make changes to template.tex open it in your favourite text editor (WinEdt , Emacs, or Notepad, etc.). Now you can add extra text, formulas etc. Afterwards save the file, run "pdflatex template.tex" again and you will be able to look at the changes in the new file template.pdf. Authors who wish to use LaTeX but are not familiar with it should first read the "Getting started with LaTeX " or the "Not so Short Introduction to LaTeX2e ".
|Don't forget to submit your *.bbl file when you use BibTeX.|
LaTeX is basically available on every Unix/Linux system. Ask your system administrator for the usage on your specific system.
There is a free version of LaTeX for PC called MiKTeX . MiKTeX is an up-to-date implementation of LaTeX for Windows (98/ME/2000/XP/Vista). To install MiKTeX, you need to download the MiKTeX Installer . After installing MiKTeX you also need the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Macro Package (see above). MiKTeX and the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Macro Package will produce a PDF file of your manuscript (template.pdf) which can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Mac OS X Tex/LaTeX web site provides a complete overview of TeX on Mac OS X, including a list of TeX and LaTeX applications for OS X. A selection of free useful tools is provided below.
|If you encounter a problem with the LaTeX Macro Package, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please be aware that we can only reply to specific problems of the macro package and not to questions about LaTeX in general.|