Latex & Elsevier - a few pitfalls
Submitting latex code to Elsevier online? Here are two issues I ran into: The pdf the website generates is letter-sized. Nothing in the documentation, or even in the documentclass elsart.cls itself, makes that clear. Long tables or figures might be cut off by the change from A4 to letter. The eps files should be saved as ASCII (not ASCII85 or binary). At least it rejected the eps files saved...
Subversion and Samba
In short, never ever add an empty file to a subversion repository if you have working copies on a Samba share and you are running the subversion client on Mac OS X (10.4.x). Here is a more detailed post to the comp.subversion.user group with links referencing other people’s postings on this issue.