FILE FORMATS
PostScript Format
PDF Format
Microsoft Word Format

PostScript Format

Preparing PostScript Files

LATEX
Running LATEX produces a DVI file which can be converted into PostScript using dvips filename.dvi

MS Word
In File|Print select a PostScript printer and check the box Print to file, then type an appropriate filename.ps (use extension .ps).
You may need to install a PostScript printer on your computer. Do this by going to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add Printers>Printers. It is suggested that you add a generic Adobe Post Script Printer Driver.

In order to install go to the Universal Installer section at the Adobe download site and choose appropriate the language version.

In case you don't the generic Adobve Post Script driver please make sure that printer specific details are removed from the PS file. This is done by using a texteditor to remove anything before the line starting with %!PS and anything after the line %%EOF

Printing PostScript Files

UNIX machines:
Usually use lp -d<printername> filename.ps or print using ghostview

Windows machines:
Use GSview to view and print. Click here to obtain GSview  

Go to "Obtaining Aladdin Ghostscript X.XX" and scroll down to the "OS/2, MS-DOS & MS-Windows" section to download the self-extracting file : gsvyyxxx.exe

PDF Format

Preparing PDF Files

LATEX
Use latex-to-pdf programs to produce PDF files directly from latex. See the TEX Users Group for more information.

PostScript
Use Adobe Acrobat to convert from PostScript files (or basically any other file format) or the PS2PDF converter.

MS Word
Use Adobe Acrobat.

Printing PDF files

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader