{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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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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Put entire thesis on one A0 poster?

The question Is there any way to automatically scale and put an entire document on an A0 page? The thesis for which this is to be done is available as LaTeX code, as well as PDF output. Of course I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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graphicx (or graphics) package distorts format

I have a strange problem. I am writing my thesis and the style file is provided by my university. The normally working graphicx package seems to be distorting the format when I enable it using ...
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how can I create a chapter heading like this?

Hi I want to format my chapter of my thesis as shown in the figure. How can I do it? Can you suggest me some fancy latex templates for a phd thesis?
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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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Best workflows or tools to generate an html web page from a complex latex document like thesis

I'm really interested to publish my thesis on a website HTML + CSS (when it's done) augmented with tools to annotate it, like the philoweb initative (see here, and here). I know the universal ...
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Page numbering transition from frontmatter to mainmatter going wrong

My problem is already stated here, but I don't have enough reputation to comment on it :-/ I want to know if there are any fixes or solutions to the problem with the hepthesis class? The last page of ...
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Fancyhdr does not apply the right style

I am using Latex for the first time, to write my thesis. I organized my work as a main file that calls several others using subfiles, since I like to compile a single chapter while I am working on ...
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Page numbers incl. text (different side)

I have two questions according to my Thesis. First, how do I switch margins automatically for every second pages, such as: Second how do I switch the page numbers and including different text ...
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Content summaries - sections

I'm currently writing up my thesis and I have a section "content summary" in my introduction section. This gives an indication to what each section contains and is about. At the minute, each chapter / ...
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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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\empheqlbrace autoscaling problem with dukedissertation document class

I am using the empheq package to group equations organized using the align command. If used in an article document class the left brace automatically scales wonderfully to group equations organized ...
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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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How to add appendix in thesis using LyX

I want to add an appendix (questionnaire etc.) at the end of my thesis after the references. I use the article class and work with LyX: Document -> Start appendix here. But I am not getting it in ...
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Formatting the Table of contents and the List of Tables

As a LaTeX newbie I am completely at loss when it comes to editing the Table of Contents and the List of Tables in my dissertation. I need to do two things I need all Chapters to have dotted lines. ...
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Changing “Chapter A” to “Appendix A” in TOC

I am trying to display the appendix in my thesis TOC as Appendix A instead of Chapter A using our university's class file 'kfupm_thesis.cls'. Here is the MWE \documentclass[ms, ...
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Abbreviations list by using \DeclareAcronym : delete \ac{cip}

I have one problem related to Abbreviation list: First I define the abbreviations: such as \DeclareAcronym{cip}{ short = CIP , long = Common Industry Protocol, class = abbrev } ...
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Make Latexdiff work on big, complex project

I'm making final corrections to my thesis and, as others (e.g. here and here, on this site) have mentioned, showing the changes you've made from one file to the next to supervisors/examiners is ...
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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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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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How can I selectively paginate my Master's Thesis?

So basically my institute requires me to : 1) Number pages till Introduction in Roman --- Title page should be unnumbered 2) From Introduction onwards, Arabic numbering --- First page of ...
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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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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 ...
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Frontispiece with absolute positioning, usage of the textpos package

I would like to write my graduation thesis in LaTeX, but I need to make a frontispiece that exactly looks like this one made with Microsoft Word: I've tried with some environments like titlepage ...
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Rotate image according to pagenumber

For writing my master thesis I have an image in landscape that needs to be oriented correctly when it is eventually printed in a book. If the page with the image is on the left side (even page ...
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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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Wrong Page Numbering using hepthesis [duplicate]

I am using the hepthesis document class, which is built on scrbook, and it produces incorrect page numbering for the following code: \documentclass[oneside]{hepthesis} \begin{document} ...
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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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Lemmas and sub sections

I want to write a LaTeX code to show, Lemma 1 : x+y=z Lemma 1.1: z-r+t=3 Lemma 1.2: q=r How do I do that?
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Writing a thesis in Lyx using a Latex Template - What am I doing wrong?

I'm looking to write my thesis in Lyx as I'm impressed with all the document handling features. I have found, what is called, a Latex template for my university's thesis here: ...
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Setting Margins Exactly - Geometry Package

My University's thesis requirements for margins (letter paper 8.5in x 11in) are as follows: Top: 1 inch; Left: 1.25 inch; Right: 1.25 inch; and Bottom: 1.0 inch I was/am having difficulty ...
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How to merge several tex files so that they have one table of contents/List of tables & figures

I have three chapters which I combine into a thesis using pdfpages: as shown in this link Merging several papers This gets me 95% of what I need the only thing I still need is a table of contents ...
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How to add et all to references? [closed]

I am writing a thesis and I would like to add "et all." to references. This problem is described here: LaTeX doesn't recognize "et al." in the Bibliography The problem is that when I ...
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TOC - Chapter above chaptername

I have some problems with my TOC. I would like to know if some of you could help to put "chapter" above "chapter name" as shown below: If thats possible in TeX - and without \usepackage{tocloft}? ...
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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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Tweaking even/odd format and header format in a CUED Thesis Template [duplicate]

I have prepared my PhD thesis in the LaTeX template of Cambridge University, available here. (I'm using an older version 1.1, which can be accessed here.) Now, I am experiencing two major problems ...
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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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What type of .sty or document class will be good for thesis? [closed]

I am writing my thesis but i want to write it with Latex as my University do not have a document class or .sty as i used to see other university. Could any one know the the .sty that has the under ...
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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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Beginning Thesis [closed]

I am a graduate student in statistics and am about to begin writing my thesis, having finished my analyses and theoretical work. I have used LyX in the past and am well versed in knitr and have some ...
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how to cite an unpublished thesis?

How to cite an unpublished thesis (I have not passed my PhD exam yet; so my thesis has not been published yet)? In BibTex, I tried: @phdthesis{r2014, author = {... ...}, title = {...}, ...