IEEE PDF INSTRUCTIONS


IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).


NAFIPS'07 has registered for use of a IEEE tool: IEEE PDF eXpress


Steps for checking the compatibility of your manuscripts:

1) Create your manuscript(s) (please download templates.)

2) Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)

3) Go to IEEE PDF eXpress and create IEEE PDF eXpress account (Conference ID: nafips07)

4) Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) (Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking). The site also contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.

5) IEEE PDF eXpress is not a conference submission system. Submit your final IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to NAFIPS'07.


IEEE PDF eXpress Instructions:

1) Access the IEEE PDF eXpress site:

First-time users: Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference: Returning users:

a. Click New Users - Click Here.

b. Enter nafips07 for the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted.

c. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.

a. Enter nafips07 for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account.

b. When you click Login, you’ll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click Continue. By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.

c. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click Submit.

d. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.

a. Enter nafips07 for the Conference ID, email address and password.



2) For each conference paper, click Create New Title.

3) Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required)

4) Click Submit PDF for Checking or Submit Source Files for Conversion

5) Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click "Upload File". You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload

6) You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.


Options (choose one) If the PDF submitted fails the PDF check: If you are not satisfied with the IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF: If the PDF submitted passed the PDF Check, or  you are satisfied with your IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF:
Option 1 Submit your source file for conversion by clicking Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion Resubmit your source file with corrections (Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion) Submit your IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF to the NAFIPS'07.
Option 2 Read the PDF Check report, then click The PDF Check Report in the sidebar to get information on possible solutions Submit a PDF by clicking Try again, then Submit PDF for Checking
Option 3 Request Technical Help through your account Request a Manual Conversion through your account


IEEE PDF eXpress converts the following file types to PDF:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Rich Text Format
  • Freelance
  • (La)TeX (DVI and all support files required)*
  • PageMaker
  • FrameMaker
  • QuarkXpress*
  • Lotus Word Pro
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • Postscript

*For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder. Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues, such as missing graphics.

NOTE: A DVI (DeVice Independent file) is required for (La)TeX conversions, in addition to all associated image files. Make sure that your TeX system can output a DVI, otherwise it cannot be converted.  Be sure also to check that your images are properly referenced, and that DVI can handle the image file types used (DVI does not handle some newer image types, such as *.png).


IMPORTANT: Do not forget to submit your final IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to NAFIPS'07.