How to generate a letter sized PDF

Please, use the PLMCN10 templates:

Microsoft Word template

LaTeX template

to write your abstract as they have been designed to produce a letter sized document (i.e. 11x8.5 inches or 21.59x27.94 cm).

In order to preserve the letter size in the generation of the PDF file, we propose the following tips.

With Linux

First, produce a DVI (file.dvi) by compiling the LaTeX template.

Then, generate a PS ( with the command:

dvips -t letter -Ppdf file.dvi -o

Then, distile PS to PDF and obtain you final file (file.pdf):


Source: PSU Thesis, making PDFs

With Windows: some useful links