{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ASCII-Art Flower to a thesis in LaTex? How to make it nicely from front to back?

Thesis can have some sort of thank you thing in the beginning and perhaps something at the end. Instead of writing something specific, I would like to start a thesis with a flower-top and end it to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upper case in chapter title? (Follow Up)

As for my thesis, I asked today here but I still cannot use it because there are other packages and commands I need to modify the tables of contents. So here is the full minimum working template. I ...
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Include a paper in a dissertation [duplicate]

I'm start writing my dissertation and I want to include two papers that I wrote in the appendix. I want them to appear in the original format that they were written (amsart). I'm using a template ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Common fonts used in writing a thesis in Mathematics [closed]

I am writing my thesis in Mathematics but I am not happy with the default fonts of the template that I am using. So kindly inform me what are the common fonts used in thesis along with the latex ...
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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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Create Title Page with Hepthesis produces error

I'm trying to create a title page with hepthesis but run into problems. Could you hint me in the direction where I skrewed up? MWE1: \documentclass[oneside,a4paper,]{hepthesis} \begin{document} ...
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How can I skip numbering the title page?

I am currently trying to use this template University of California thesis template but I am facing a problem with the numbering of the pages, it starts with the page containing the title. I am ...
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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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Modifying formatting of Table of Contents heading

I am finishing up my Master's thesis and need to modify the formatting of the heading for the Table of Contents (TOC). My university's guidelines require "TABLE OF CONTENTS" to appear in all caps in ...
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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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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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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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Fancyhdr - Is it possible to have a small table inside header?

Ok, I'm trying to create this type of formatting for each of my pages: Now, I want to have this on every single page, in the header on the right hand side. I currently have the following: ...
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Does Bibtex not work for CleanThesis?

I downloaded the http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/ template and run LaTeX on thesis-example.tex which created an .aux file. In the document one finds \nocite{*} \printbibliography[nottype=online] ...
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How to include chapters in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I have a document document.tex which looks something like this: ... \begin{document} ... \include{chap1} ... \end{document} I create a .tex file called chap1.tex which contains exactly the ...
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openany for hepthesis

Hi I'm using the hepthesis template and I creates a empty page before any new chapter. Since it is build upon scrbook, is there anyway to use something like openany \documentclass[openany]{hepthesis} ...
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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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Formatting the thesis chapter title

I am presently working on my masters thesis. My code is as follows \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside]{thesis} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} ...