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A JOURNAL OF LTEX CLASS FILES, VOL. 1, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2002

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A How to Use the IEEEtran LTEX Class
Michael Shell, Member, IEEE (Invited Paper)
Abstract— This article describes how to use the IEEEtran A class with LTEX to produce high quality typeset papers that are suitable for submission to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEEtran can produce conference,journal and technical note (correspondence) papers with a suitable choice of class options. This document was produced using IEEEtran in journal mode. Conference and correspondence papers typically use a subset of the commands discussed here.
A Index Terms— Class, IEEEtran, LTEX, paper, style, template, typesetting.

II. C LASS O PTIONS There are a number of class options that can be used tocontrol the overall mode and behavior of IEEEtran. These are A specified in the traditional LTEX way. For example,
\documentclass[9pt,technote]{IEEEtran}

I. I NTRODUCTION ITH a recent IEEEtran class file, a computer runA A ning LTEX, and a basic understanding of the LTEX language, an author can produce professional quality typeset research papers very quickly, inexpensively, and with minimal effort.The purpose of this article is to serve as a user guide A of IEEEtran LTEX class and to document its unique features and behavior. This document applies to version 1.6b and later of IEEEtran. Prior versions do not have all of the features described here. IEEEtran will display the version number on the user’s console when a document using it is being compiled. The latest version of IEEEtran andits support files can be obtained from IEEE’s web site [2], or CTAN [1]. This latter site may have some additional material, such as beta test versions and files related to non-IEEE uses of IEEEtran. Complimentary to this document are the files1 bare_con f.tex and bare_jrnl.tex which are “bare bones” example (template) files of a conference and a journal paper, respectively. Authors can quickly obtain afunctional document by using these files as starters for their own work. It is assumed that the reader has at least a basic working A knowledge of LTEX. Those so lacking are strongly encouraged to read some of the excellent literature on the subject [3]. GenA eral support for LTEX related questions can be obtained in the internet newsgroup comp.text.tex. There is also a searchable list offrequently asked questions for this newsgroup [4]. Please note that the appendices sections contain information on installing the IEEEtran class file as well as tips on how to avoid commonly made mistakes.

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is used with correspondence (technote) papers. The various categories of options will now be discussed. For each category, the default option is shown in bold. The user must specify an optionfrom each category in which the default is not the one desired. The various categories are totally orthogonal to each other — changes in one will not affect the defaults in the others. A. 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt There are four possible values for the normal text size. 10pt is used by the vast majority of papers. The two exceptions are technote papers, which use 9pt text, and the initial submissions tosome conferences which use 11pt. B. draft, draftcls, draftclsnofoot, final IEEEtran provides for three draft modes as well as the normal final mode. The draft modes provide a larger line spacing to allow for editing comments. The standard draft option puts every package used in the document into draft mode. With most graphics packages, this has the effect of disabling the rendering of figures. Ifthis is not desired, one can use the draftcls option instead to yield a draft mode that will be confined within the IEEEtran class so that figures will be included as normal. draftclsnofoot is like draftcls, but does not display the word “DRAFT” along with the date at the foot of each page. When using one of the draft modes, most users will also want to select the onecolumn option. C. conference,...
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