Tips for LaTex authors
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General Guidelines for Authors
Because user-defined macros can vary greatly from author to author, less coding is better to ensure that symbols and spacing are rendered properly with minimal manual intervention.
Accents and Other Special Characters/Symbols:
Actual keyboard symbols rather than user-defined LaTex commands will convert the text more cleanly during production and are easier to edit. Additionally, any discrepancies from the original manuscript that show up in the proof are easier to recognize and correct when less coding is used.
Spacing in Mathematics:
Macros that define spacing between characters and elements within equations require manual adjustments during production to ensure preferred spacing is retained, which can result in inconsistencies. Regular spacing between characters and mathematical symbols generally will convert cleanly and appropriate math spacing will be applied according to AIAA style. Uniform spacing between elements within square brackets is best achieved by using the matrix format functionality rather than creating a macro or otherwise manipulating the space between elements/numbers.
Making Changes on Your Proofs:
Corrections that are required in final proofs should be conveyed to the production team simply as plain language in the comments. There is no need to provide LaTex coding that was used to format elements within the original manuscript.