#### Questions and Answers on the ametsoc package of style files and LaTeX and BibTeX in general ...

1. From: [removed-by-request]

Hello there, I found your ametsoc.sty and related files and it's very
useful...!  wanted to ask two questions:

first, when I use

\section{introduction}
\label{sec:introduction}

blah blah in section \ref{sec:introduction} blah blah,

the text after the \ref command comes out in bold for the rest of the
paper...  any clue...?

second, is there a way to get the abstract to be ntered and over two
columns, similar to the way it is in the AMS journals?

thanks...  Eli


On Monday 06 August 2001 23:09, you wrote:

> \section{introduction}
> \label{sec:introduction}
>
> blah blah in section \ref{sec:introduction} blah blah,

The problem is that in LaTeX there are fragile sections and
non-fragile sections and things go haywire sometimes.
Do this:
Section \protect{\ref{sec.introduction}}
and the fragile section will be protected.

I made a change to ametsoc.sty that will fix this problem in
most common situations, but you might still see it.

> second, is there a way to get the abstract to be ntered and over two
> columns, similar to the way it is in the AMS journals?

yes, this is what you do:

1. Make sure you are not using the [twocolumn] option.

\usepackage{multicol}

3. After the abstract section, specify that you are using two columns :

\end{abstract}

\begin{multicols}{2}
(main sections go here)
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

4. Unfortunately, multicol doesn't handle floats correctly. So, if you
have tables or figures, you have to end the multicolumn before you
start your table/figure and then restart it, i.e:

\end{multicols}
\begin{figure}
...
\end{figure}
\begin{multicols}{2}
...

Hope this helps.
Lakshman



2. From: Ross Hoffman
To: lakshman@nssl.noaa.gov

The figures and tables come out fine without the final option.
In fact I have them all grouped at the end of the document.
With the final option I get an unrecoverable error:

[5] (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/psnfss/omsptm.fd) [6] [7]
(dvar4.ttt))
Runaway argument?
! File ended while scanning use of \next.
<inserted text>
\par
<*> dvar4



Ross figured out the problem:

The package endfloat which ametsoc uses to put tables and figures
at the end doesn't work if there is a space at the start of a
line like this:
\end{table*}

the solution is to remove the spaces and make the line:.
\end{table*}



3. From: Gang Chen
When the reference list is directly generated from .bib files,
by default, the capital letters in a sensence are converted
into small letters except for the first letter. This is also
done for Acronyms. I am wondering if there is a simple way to
keep the acronyms to be capital letters