Your file name is manu.tex
dvips -Ppdf -o manu.ps manu (-->
produces good quality pdf)
To count the number of words in
output the number of line, words, and
ps2ascii convert the .ps file into text version. Figure, comment, tex
environment is not counted as words.
Finally manu.pdf is obtained.
There are many ways to
produce a nice graphics for publication.
Along with the flood of information
through Internet, the trend
in science is changing, which requires a visually appealing paper
production first to draw readers' attention.
Here, I briefly presented a few tips
for nice graphics using several
There are many nice free softwares
available on the web, each of which
has its own advantages and drawbacks.
If one can extract only the good parts
of the software and combine them
into one graph then the final work will look fairly nice.
Collecting only the nice part of
software and combine into one.
Use thick line and bigger fonts. Helvetica is
recommended in many journal.
is the basic strategy to make nice graph.
In each of the following link, I
present a few graphics for example and
explain how to produce them.
Xmgrace : Use
Helvetica Font --> This is the best font for publication. However,
the default font in xmgrace is Times-Roman. To change the default font
into Helvetica, change the related line in
GRACE_HOME/templates/Default.agr. For xmgrace always read Default.agr
file in this directory when it is initiated.
GRACE_HOME path is usually /usr/local/grace, which can be set in .cshrc
Add a following line in .cshrc file in your home directory.
Usually linewidth 1.0 is barely visible, thus you may want to change
the lines in Default.agr as follows.
@default font 6
@ xaxis tick major linewidth 2.0
@ xaxis tick minor linewidth 2.0
@ yaxis tick major linewidth 2.0
@ yaxis tick minor linewidth 2.0
@ legend box linewidth 2.0
Customize Default.agr based on your preference.