Preparation of proposal submission
The proposal submission facility expects one compressed archive (tar) file per proposal. Specifically,
this archive file needs to contain the following individual files:
- the proposal text (file extension .tex) - mandatory
- the latest IRAM proposal.sty style file for proposal submission - mandatory
- one or more PostScript images for figures (only extension .ps or .eps accepted, color images will be rendered white and black) - optional
- additional personal style files (extension .sty) - optional
Authors have to create the archive file using the Unix file archiver (tar) and to compress it for submission using one of the standard compression utilities (gzip, zcat, compress).
As an example:
> ls proposal_directory
Do not under no circumstances compress individual files in the archive (only the archive needs to be compressed) and do not use pathnames for tarred files other than the one specified with the -C option (files have to reside locally when extracted from the archive), since that will result in a submission failure.
my_proposal.tex proposal.sty psfig.sty fig1.ps fig2.ps
> tar cvf submit_pdb.tar -C proposal_directory my_proposal.tex proposal.sty psfig.sty fig1.ps fig2.ps
> gzip submit_pdb.tar
Note for submission made via a Windows operating system: Windows may alter the content of the proposal.sty file which makes the submission fail. We recommend the submission of an archive totally generated on a Unix based system.