I learnt LaTeX for my M.A. dissertation, using the
ClassicThesis template. It is beautiful and works fine. But my University (in Vietnam) has requirements on format that are not compatible with
ClassicThesis. So I am looking for a template that
- complies with the University's requirements
- A4 single-sided
- section numbering: 1, 1.1, 1.1.1
- page numbering at bottom
- TimesNewRoman, 13-point, 1.5 line spacing
- is close enough to
ClassicThesisto facilitate the transfer of contents from one template to another.
It's paradoxical to try to do plain (...erm... ugly!) things in XeLaTeX, because the whole idea of LaTeX is to create beautiful books. But that's where I am now: there's no escaping University regulations!
This template: https://github.com/zachscrivena/another-latex-thesis-template would be just fine, but it's not XeLaTeX and the packages that I use for language encoding (
fontenc) require XeLaTeX. (I use various languages and special symbols.)
I am still a beginner, i.e. unable to change the templates, apart from simple changes such as choice of fonts (and even that is not easy for me).
Many thanks for indications