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How to prepare your TEX file: examples

Example of a manuscript header with structured abstract    |   Examples of tables and figures   |
Example of a manuscript header with traditional abstract

 

Example of a manuscript header with structured abstract

\documentclass{aa}
\usepackage[varg]{txfonts}

\begin{document}


\title{Optimality relationships for $p$-cyclic SOR p
  \thanks{Research supported in part by the US Air Force
    under grant no. AFOSR-88-0285 and
    the National Science Foundation under grant
    no. DMS-85-21154}\fnmsep
  \thanks{This is a second footnote}\\
  resulting in asymptotically faster convergence\\
  for the same amount of work per iteration}

\subtitle{II. An example text with infinitesimal
  scientific value\\
  whose title and subtitle may also be split}

\author{Daniel J. Pierce\inst{1}
  \and Apostolos Hadjidimios\inst{2}
  \thanks{\emph{Present address:}
    Department of Computer Science, Purdue University,
    West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA}
     \and Robert J. Plemmons\inst{3}}

\offprints{R. Plemmons, \email{plemmons@...}}

\institute{Boeing Computer Service, P.O. Box 24346,
  MS 7L-21, Seattle, WA 98124-0346, USA
  \and Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina,
  GR-45 1210, Ioannina, Greece
  \and Department of Computer Science and Mathematics,
 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, USA}

\date{Received 2 November 1992 / Accepted 7 January 1993}

\abstract {} {We look for characteristics typical of water-megamaser galaxies
in SO 103-G035, TXS 2226-184, and IC 1481.} {We obtained long-slit optical
emission-line spectra.} {We present rotation curves, line ratios, electron
densities, temperatures. IC 1481 reveals a spectrum suggestive of a vigorous
starburst in the central kiloparsec 108 years ago.} {We do not find any hints
for outflows nor special features which could give clues to the unknown
megamaser excitation mechanism.}

\keywords{interstellar medium: jets and outflows --
  interstellar medium: molecules -- stars: pre-main-sequence}}
\maketitle

Example of a manuscript header with traditional abstract

\documentclass{aa}
\usepackage[varg]{txfonts}

\begin{document}


title{Optimality relationships for $p$-cyclic SOR p
  \thanks{Research supported in part by the US Air Force
    under grant no. AFOSR-88-0285 and
    the National Science Foundation under grant
    no. DMS-85-21154}\fnmsep
  \thanks{This is a second footnote}\\
  resulting in asymptotically faster convergence\\
  for the same amount of work per iteration}

\subtitle{II. An example text with infinitesimal
  scientific value\\
  whose title and subtitle may also be split}

\author{Daniel J. Pierce\inst{1}
  \and Apostolos Hadjidimios\inst{2}
  \thanks{\emph{Present address:}
    Department of Computer Science, Purdue University,
    West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA}
     \and Robert J. Plemmons\inst{3}}

\offprints{R. Plemmons, \email{plemmons@... plemmons@...}

\institute{Boeing Computer Service, P.O. Box 24346,
  MS 7L-21, Seattle, WA 98124-0346, USA
  \and Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina,
  GR-45 1210, Ioannina, Greece
  \and Department of Computer Science and Mathematics,
 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, USA}

\date{Received 2 November 1992 / Accepted 7 January 1993}

\abstract{We look for characteristics typical of water-megamaser galaxies
in SO 103-G035, TXS 2226-184, and IC 1481. We obtained long-slit optical
emission-line spectra. We present rotation curves, line ratios, electron
densities, temperatures. IC 1481 reveals a spectrum suggestive of a vigorous
starburst in the central kiloparsec 108 years ago. We do not find any hints
for outflows nor special features which could give clues to the unknown
megamaser excitation mechanism.}

\keywords{interstellar medium: jets and outflows --
  interstellar medium: molecules -- stars: pre-main-sequence}}
\maketitle


Examples of tables and figures

Figures

Include the package in the preamble of your document as follows:

\usepackage{graphicx}

To fill the whole column width, the figure has to be resized with the resizebox command.

\begin{figure}
  \resizebox{\hsize}{!}{\includegraphics{<yourfilename.eps>}}
  \caption{<Your caption text...>.}
  \label{<Your label>}
\end{figure}

For a two-column-wide plot, substitute figure by figure*.

 \begin{figure*}
\centering
   \includegraphics[width=17cm]{<yourfilename.eps>}
     \caption{<Your caption text...>.}
     \label{<Your label>}
\end{figure*}

A&A also uses a third width, 12 cm; that is, with the figure caption at its lower right-hand side. To achieve this format, use

 \begin{figure*}
\sidecaption
  \includegraphics[width=12cm]{<yourfilename.eps>}
     \caption{<Your caption text...>.}
     \label{<Your label>}
\end{figure*}

 

Simples tables

Simple tables must be prepared as in the example below.

Table 1: Nonlinear Model Results

HJD E Method#2 Method#3
1 50 -837 970
2 47 877 230
3 31 25 415
4 35 144 2356
5 45 300 556

 

The corresponding TEX code is as follows

\begin{table}
\caption{Nonlinear Model Results}              % title of Table
\label{table:1}      % is used to refer this table in the text
\centering                                      % used for centering table
\begin{tabular}{c c c c}          % centered columns (4 columns)
\hline\hline                        % inserts double horizontal lines
HJD & $E$ & Method\#2 & Method\#3 \\    % table heading
\hline                                   % inserts single horizontal line
    1 & 50 & $-837$ & 970 \\      % inserting body of the table
    2 & 47 & 877      & 230 \\
    3 & 31 & 25        & 415 \\
    4 & 35 & 144      & 2356 \\
    5 & 45 & 300      & 556 \\
\hline                                             %inserts single line
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

To produce two columns width tables, use the table* environment. If a horizontal line is required in the table, the \cline{n-m} command is used to draw a horizontal line from the left side of the column n to the right side of the column m. The \multicolumn{num}{col}{text} command is used to combine the following num columns into a single column with their total width:

\hline\hline                         % inserts double horizontal lines
HJD & \multicolumn{3}{c}{Methods}\\
\hline                                  % inserts single horizontal line

The output is:

HJD Methods
1 50 -837 970
2 47 877 230
3 31 25 415
4 35 144 2356
5 45 300 556

Some examples of a table with footnotes or a rotated table in landscape are given in the aa.dem file.

 

Large tables (longer than one page)

Tables larger than a page should be composed at the end of the document.

\end{thebibliography}
\begin{longtable}{lllrrr}
\caption{\label{kstars} Sample stars with absolute magnitude}\\
\hline\hline
Catalogue& $M_{V}$ & Spectral & Distance & Mode & Count Rate \\
\hline
\endfirsthead
\caption{continued.}\\
\hline\hline
Catalogue& $M_{V}$ & Spectral & Distance & Mode & Count Rate \\
\hline
\endhead
\hline
\endfoot
Gl 33        & 6.37 & K2 V & 7.46 & S & 0.043170\\
Gl 66AB   & 6.26 & K2 V & 8.15 & S & 0.260478\\
Gl 68        & 5.87 & K1 V & 7.47 & P & 0.026610\\
                 &          &          &           & H & 0.008686\\
Gl 86
\footnote{Source not included in the HRI catalog. See Sect.~5.4.2 for details.}
               & 5.92 & K0 V & 10.91& S & 0.058230\\
\end{longtable}

Some other examples are given in the aa.dem file.

 

Notes to tables

A&A LaTex macro package provides some special commands to format notes in the tables in the proper A&A layout, as illustrated in the examples given below.
  • References below the table:

    They are introduced in the TEX file using the command \tablebib, as in the example below.

    Table 2: List of nearby SNe used in this work.
    SN name Epoch Bands References
      (with respect to B maximum)    
    1981B 0 UBV 1
    1986G -3, -1, 0, 1, 2 BV 2
    1989B -5, -1, 0, 3, 5 UBVRI 3, 4
    1990N 2, 7 UBVRI 5
    1991M 3 VRI 6
    SNe 91bg-like
    1991bg 1, 2 BVRI 7
    1999by -5, -4, -3, 3, 4, 5 UBVRI 8
    SNe 91T-like
    1991T -3, 0 UBVRI 9, 10
    2000cx -3, -2, 0, 1, 5 UBVRI 11
    References. (1) Branch et al. (1983); (2) Philipps et al. (1987); (3) Barbon et al. (1990); (4) Wells et al. (1994); (5) Mazzali et al. (1993); (6) Gomez et lopez (1998); (7) Kirshner et al. (1993); (8) Patat et al. (1996); (9) Salvo et al. (2001); (10) Branch et al. (2003); (11) Jha et al. (1999).

     The corresponding TEX code is as follows:

    \begin{table*}
    \caption ...
    \begin{tabular}
    ... Content of the table
    ...
    \hline
    \end{tabular}
    \tablebib{
    (1)~\citet{branch83}; (2) \citet{phillips87}; (3) \citet{barbon90}; (4) \citet{wells94};
    (5) \citet{mazzali93}; (6) \citet{gomez98}; (7) \citet{kirshner93}; (8) \citet{patat96};
    (9) \citet{salvo01}; (10) \citet{branch03}; (11) \citet{jha99}.
    }
    \end{table*}


  • Notes below the table:

    Notes can refer to special portions of the table and be introduced with superscripts. In this case, the author should use the command \tablefootmark and \tablefoottext. Notes can also include general remarks on the whole table. In this case, the note is not preceded with a superscript and is introduced with the command \tablefoot. A detailed example is given below, followed by the related TEX code.

    Table 3: Spectral types and photometry for stars in the region.
    Star Spectral type RA(J2000) Dec(J2000)
    69 B1V 09 15 54.046 -50 00 26.67
    49 B0.7V *09 15 54.570 -50 00 03.90
    LS 1267 (86) O8V 09 15 52.787 11.07a
    24.6 7.58a 1.37a 0.20a
    LS 1262 B0V 09 15 05.17 11.17b
    MO 2-119 B0.5V 09 15 33.7 11.74c
    LS 1269 O8.5V 09 15 56.60 10.85d
    Notes.  The top panel shows likely members of Pismis 11. The second panel contains likely members of Alicante 5. The bottom panel displays stars outside the clusters.
    (a) Photometry for MF13, LS 1267 and HD 80077 from Dupont et al. (b) Photometry for LS 1262, LS 1269 from Durand et al. (c) Photometry for MO2-119 from Mathieu et al.

    \begin{table}
    \caption{\label{t7}Spectral types and photometry for stars in the region.}
    \centering
    \begin{tabular}{lccc}
    \hline\hline
    Star&Spectral type&RA(J2000)&Dec(J2000)\\
    \hline
    69 &B1\,V &09 15 54.046 & $-$50 00 26.67\\
    49 &B0.7\,V &*09 15 54.570& $-$50 00 03.90\\
    LS~1267~(86) &O8\,V &09 15 52.787&11.07\tablefootmark{a}\\
    24.6 &7.58\tablefootmark{1}&1.37\tablefootmark{a} &0.20\tablefootmark{a}\\
    \hline
    LS~1262 &B0\,V &09 15 05.17&11.17\tablefootmark{b}\\
    MO 2-119 &B0.5\,V &09 15 33.7 &11.74\tablefootmark{c}\\
    LS~1269 &O8.5\,V &09 15 56.60&10.85\tablefootmark{d}\\
    \hline
    \end{tabular}
    \tablefoot{
    The top panel shows likely members of Pismis~11. The second panel contains likely
    members of Alicante~5. The bottom panel displays stars outside the clusters.\\
    \tablefoottext{a}{Photometry for MF13, LS~1267 and HD~80077 from Dupont et al.}
    \tablefoottext{b}{Photometry for LS~1262, LS~1269 from Durand et al.}
    \tablefoottext{c}{Photometry for MO2-119 from Mathieu et al.}
    }
    \end{table}

Some other examples of large, online tables are also given in the aa.dem file.