Ba • nal (adj.): lacking originality, freshness, or novelty

Banal is a format checker for PDF documents. It deduces the format specification of a document (font size, margins, etc.) and, optionally, compares the document formatting it discovers against a set of rules and reports any violations (see the full command line options). It is useful as part of a conference management system, and is used in both HotCRP and EDAS.

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                Text output (fast)
                Image output (pretty, but slow...)
(Example output)
(Example output)

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A (very) brief paper describing the motivation and operation of banal appeared in the WOWCS'08 workshop. You can also download banal for your own use.

Authors: Is a conference submission system complaining about the formatting of your paper? Check the following: