If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, please use icml2002.sty as your style file and take as your role model the sample document format.tex, which also contains detailed formatting instructions (you will need the file role.ps as well if you wish to compile it for yourself). If you use the BibTeX facility, use instead the sample document bformat.tex and the associated file bformat.bib. You will also need the files mlapa.sty and mlapa.bst to format references. The postscript files format.ps and bformat.ps have been produced using these sources. Recent distributions of LaTeX come with a program called pdflatex that allows the direct generation of pdf files. However, please be aware that pdflatex does not include Postscript figures correctly. If you use a recent version of Latex, it will run in Latex 2.09 compatibility mode, giving you warnings but still producing the correct format. If you rely on Latex2e packages, format.tex gives an example of that as well.
If you are formatting your paper using Microsoft Word, please use the file icml2002.doc as your template. When downloading this from a browser, make sure you press the right mouse button and use the `save as' option. This document includes detailed formatting instructions, which you should follow as closely as possible. Since the same Word file can look different on different machines, please make sure your formatted paper conforms to the postscript or pdf samples above.