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TEXMACS – How to write a journal with TEXMACS on Windows 7

10/05/2014

http://www.texmacs.org/tmweb/download/windows.en.html

If you need to write a journal or review paper, download Texmacs for Windows (MacOS, Linux etc).

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Step 1 – Enter the Title

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INSERT >  TITLE > INSERT TITLE

title

Hit enter to gain a new line in the title section

 

Step 2 – Enter your Name

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Put your name, faculty and email CENTERED on the next 3 lines.

A.N. Other

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales

E-Mail: Another@students.southwales.ac.uk

 

Step 3 – Add an Abstract

All journal papers start with an abstract.  This is approximately 200 words that describes the content of your paper.  Readers use the Abstract to decide if your paper is worth reading.

You’ll need to click on the white space at the edge, to get yourself out of the title section, in order to create a new section called Abstract.

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INSERT > TITLE > ABSTRACT

abstract

Step 4 – Add an Introduction

The Introduction is a general overview of the paper, or background.

abstract4

INSERT > SECTION > SECTION

INSERT > SECTION  > SUBSECTION

section

Step 5 – Methods & Summary of Results

A research paper has a methods section.

A review paper does NOT have a methods section.

Step 6 – Start writing your journal.

Step 7 – Insert a “Conclusions” Section

Insert a section for your conclusions.  Allow around 10% of your word count for your conclusions.

So a 5,000 word article, would have a 500 word conclusion as a general rule.

Step 8 – “References”

Harvard referencing.

(Author, date).

(Author, date, page number)

Get the “cite them right” book to help out with referencing unusual materials.

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TEXMACS for WINDOWS USERS

If you want standard windows cut and paste – edit the preferences.

EDIT > PREFERENCES > LOOK & FEEL > WINDOWS

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Ctrl + x = Cut

Ctrl + c = Copy

Ctrl + v = Paste.

You can type the document in Word, do the spellchecking and word count… now to be sneaky…

Ctrl + c from your word document, and

Ctrl + v to paste the text into Texmacs.

Yay!!

USE the ElSEVIER JOURNALS TEMPLATE

DOCUMENT > STYLE > ARTICLE > ELSEVIER >IFAC

elsev

How to insert Figures into your Journal (2 steps)

Make sure the image is saved as a file.

INSERT > IMAGE > SMALL FIGURE

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Once the Fig.1 box appears:

RIGHT CLICK INSIDE THE FIG.1 BOX

INSERT > IMAGE > INSERT IMAGE

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PRINTING – 2 options

FILE > PRINT > Preview

Ctrl + p

 

Better still, Export the journal as a pdf to print it (preferred option).

If you’re publishing your journal, then export it as a PDF.

FILE > EXPORT > PDF

export

 

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