{thesis} sometimes referred to a dissertation - a document written by students as part of their degree fulfillment. Use this tag for question related to thesis-specific questions or requirements.

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How to reproduce this thesis cover page in LaTeX?

I am typing my thesis' cover page, our university has a typesetting requirement in this link http://www.helsinki.fi/socialsciences/studying/current/thesis_cover.pdf I need to reproduce this cover ...
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IEEEtranSN + natbib and @masterthesis [closed]

I'm using natbib along with bibliographystyle{IEEEtranSN}. Everything works great, but when I'm trying to add an @masterthesis entry, I get the following warning: Warning--entry type for ...
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Thesis class error Extra } or forgotten \endgroup on second compile (not first) in float caption

I am adapting a paper to a thesis format, and I am getting an error on the second compile of my document (the first one seems to work fine). I am using TeXshop, v. 2.47; I am compiling using pdfTex ...
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Why use \listoffigures \listoftables [closed]

Why do people include "Lists of Figures" and "Lists of Tables" in their theses/books? (as generated by \listoffigures, \listoftables, etc.) Besides the obvious reason that they take up space and ...
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Editable document in LaTeX [duplicate]

I'm writing Engineer Thesis in LaTeX and my leading professor asked me to give him editable document with my thesis. Can I create editable document from .tex file? Or maybe there is a simple way to ...
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Refer to label in another chapter (another file)

I am writing my thesis using LyX's thesis template, and each chapter is a different file (chapter-x.lyx). However, sometimes, I need to refer to a section from another chapter, which is in a ...
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Type of file to select for writing Math Thesis if I use latex from Kile

if I write a math. thesis using latex from Kile, then, while opening a new file in Kile, what is the option should I choose: article/book/report? Thank you!
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Combining report and apa6 class for a dissertation

I am a complete newcomer to LaTeX. Here is what I am attempting to do - combine a thesis template (made with the report class) with a template based on the apa6 class. In other words, I need the ...
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how to customize a title page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom title page in report or book class? How do you customize the way a title page is generated (be it external package or some other redefinition of \maketitle)? My ...
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What style is this thesis?

Does anyone know how to reproduce the headers and the chapter/section styles of this thesis? http://www.stat.washington.edu/~ebfox/publications/ebfox_thesis.pdf To be more specific, how does one ...
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Class for my thesis (amsbook currently)… should I use memoir or KOMA-Script?

I am in the process of writing up a PhD thesis (on an Engineering topic) in the LyX environment, and I'm trying to decide what class/layout to use. I'm new to LyX & LaTeX. My supervisor seems to ...
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Branching or duplication in source control?

I'm writing a thesis, using latex, and git. I'm using \include for chapters. I also want to turn it into a journal article. I also have to give 2 or 3 presentations, which are for slightly different ...
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Is it necessary to obtain permissions for copying figures from published articles in your proposal/dissertation? [closed]

I am currently writing a proposal for my research topic and I want to copy figures from published articles into my proposal document. To put it in perspective, almost all the copied figures are to go ...
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Multi-Document Thesis in Lyx Across Many Computers

I've recently migrated to LyX from LaTeX, recognizing some of the tradeoffs. There is one however I can't seem to work with. I have a multi document LyX project, it's my thesis. I have a main file ...
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same font and bold for thesis in chapter, section and so on [closed]

I would like to create the format below for my thesis using \documentclass{thesis} Introduction --> no number for chapter Section 1.1. Subsection all of them using same font ...
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My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?

How do I make it possible for my supervisor to edit my thesis while using LaTeX? I submit a pdf document but they want to edit it.... how do I do this without switching to MS Word?
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how to end chapter* and start chapter

In my thesis template, the dedication and acknowledgements are chapter*{} while other chapters are chapter{}. The problem comes using the hyperref-bookmarks. What happens is the table of contents, ...
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New ideas for writing a thesis [closed]

As many of us, I am willing to write a thesis full of maths, fancy environments and all that. Each time I investigate the internet for ideas I find myself ending on the same websites with boring ...
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Embedding extended XMP metadata into a PDF file

I am preparing a thesis paper for submission into an electronic library database. Our institution cooperates with the British Library that uses their EThOS system to harvest the papers from the local ...
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How to remove labels but preserve hanging indenting in the memoir class

I am writing my humanities PhD in the memoir class. I need to have hanging indents for the bibliography, but no numbers or bullets. I have added \makeatletter \renewcommand\@biblabel[1]{} ...
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Template Modification [closed]

I am new to LaTeX. My questions are not such difficult but for obvious reasons I do need some help. I found the following template very useful: ...
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Inserting a quote onto the (otherwise blank) left-hand-side page of a book [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a quote to a blank page centered I am writing a thesis in \documentclass{book}. I wish to insert a quote on the blank page that comes after my preface and before my ...
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pdfpages doesn't center pdf on page, using Thesis.cls

I am using the Thesis-template from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis. I have several LaTeX-documents to include in the Appendix. The best solution seems to be compiling ...
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How/where to test my template document?

I've created a sort of a template for a Ph.D. thesis at my faculty (a document class, a main thesis.tex file and some dummy content). The faculty's Linux server doesn't have a full TeX distro (e.g. no ...
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How to write a LaTeX class file for my thesis

I want to design a new LaTeX for my college thesis, so that all students could use it. I have decent understanding of how LaTeX works. I am looking for some nice article explaining how to write a ...
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Add figure, which is a table, to the list of tables

I am converting my thesis from Word to LaTeX, and I saved several huge tables as images. For my thesis I have to compile a list of tables and figures. I am using \listoftables and \listoffigures. ...
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How to modify side margins in front pages (declared in subenvironment)?

I'm about to submit my thesis and I just noticed the first pages have different sidemargins to the rest of the text :(. They are supposed to be 2.5cm and they apper of ~ 1in. I tracked the problem ...
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making appendix for thesis

I need some help with creating an appendix for my thesis. I have about 10 figures which need to be in the appendix. I have a good appendix with the following code: \appendix ...
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Switching an existing document to memoir. How much trouble is it?

I'm really growing fond of the memoir package. I have a large document in which I use the report documentclass. How much trouble would it be to switch to memoir; i.e. what would I 'probably' need to ...
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Strategy for writing a long document

I am beginning to write my PhD thesis and I thought about getting some feedback and general tips. Based on your experience how would you do it? I am also concerned about the dialogue between my ...
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Minitoc is hiding things from me… how to discover them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minitoc + thesis template + pdflatex I'm using the minitoc.sty package for a chapter table of contents but it won't display anything. \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, ...
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Minitoc + thesis template + pdflatex

I added the package minitoc \usepackage[nohints]{minitoc} to this template and did as I read: add \dominitoc before \tableofcontents and \minitoc after a chapter's creation, but it doesn't appear. ...
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How to add authors to a chapter title

I am writing my thesis using book as the document class. Just below every chapter title, I would like to add in small letters - a reference to the published paper of the chapter. Something like ...
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Good LaTeX preambles for math thesis

Can someone provide me an example of a nice preamble to write a math thesis? I am currently using \documentclass[12pt]{article} \topmargin -15mm \textheight 24truecm \textwidth 16truecm ...
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Starting a PhD; Any guides to setting up a 'system'?

I'm starting a PhD and am being overwhelmed with the different possible ways people do things, and how they very rarely mix. I'm (obviously) sold on TeXing it, and have a ViM background I intend on ...
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Writing and Managing Thesis in LaTeX

I'm in the process of thesis writing. I'm LaTeX newbie and have its limited knowledge and experience. I'm thinking to use LaTeX or LyX for my thesis. Which one is better for thesis write up? If I go ...
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Add “Appendix” before “A” for Appendix A in thesis TOC

I am required to insert the word Appendix before the letter A in my dissertation Table of Contents as follows: Appendix A (title for appendix A) but the latex thesis cls file: FAU Thesis Class I ...
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LyX: modify thesis.cls preamble

I'm using LyX and a custom class from Colorado-Boulder which is based on the thesis class. I'm at another school and my advisor wants me to include titles of the readers on the signature page as well ...
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Can “style justification” be part of the colophon?

I use classicthesis for my thesis, which is quite uncommon for my institution (the LaTeX class provided by the institute has line lengths of 130 chars and very tiny borders on A4 paper). My ...
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Headings and advice to write a PhD in physics using LaTeX

I have 3 months to write a PhD thesis in French. I have a good level in LaTeX (wrote several memoires and many articles), however, I would like to know if you have any suggestions concerning good ...
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APA Master's thesis?

Has anyone written a Master's thesis in APA with LaTeX (preferably LyX)? The documentation for apa.cls says "do not use this for your thesis", but I can't find any alternative on the web.
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Setting class options after \documentclass

Context: I'm working on my thesis, and the formatting requirements are pretty godawful. In addition to the version I submit to the grad school, I would like to also create a properly formatted version ...
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How do I change my margins and spacing to fit the PhD thesis requirements of University XYZ?

Even-odd pages, inner edge 2.5cm, outer edge 1.5cm top and bottom 2cm. 1.5 spacing between the lines, double between paragraphs, no indent. A general solution for other requirements would be best.
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How to painlessly create a custom layout for the title page for pdflatex?

For my thesis my university has only a Word template with font sizes and "window" specifications to position title, name, date, etc. What is the easiest way to layout such thing, if I'm not an expert ...
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LaTeX templates for writing a thesis

Aside from CTAN, what are good resources/repositories for Latex templates? In particular, I'm looking for some pretty Thesis templates (I'm familiar with classicthesis)
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Thesis in LaTeX without memoir

I'm preparing a thesis report in LaTeX. I don't want to use the memoir class as I would like total control. I have two questions: My thesis consists of an introduction and then a series of articles ...