# PhD Thesis with multiple preambles (Thesis by Journal Publication) [closed]

I am writing my PhD thesis in latex using the published articles/journals in IEEE Transactions on Communication. I have three articles, each of which is to form a chapter in the thesis. However, the main latex document has a different preamble from that of IEEE transactions.

The main document looks like this,

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report}

\usepackage{}

\begin{document}

\input{chapter-one.tex}

\input{chapter-two.tex} % ARTICLE NUMBER ONE (IEEE Preamble)

\input{chapter-three.tex} % ARTICLE NUMBER TWO (IEEE Preamble)

\input{chapter-four.tex} % ARTICLE NUMBER THREE (IEEE Preamble)

\input{Chapter-five.tex} % CONCLUSION

\end{document}

The IEEE Preamble  in the published articles look like this,

\documentclass[a4paper,doublecolumn]{IEEEtrans}

\begin{document}

\title{}

\author{}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}

\end{abstract}

\begin{IEEEkeywords}

\end{IEEEkeywords}

\section{Introduction}
Hello World!

\bibliographystyle{./IEEEtrans}

\bibliography{./IEEEabrv, ./References_File}
\end{document}


I have been going through the faqs and I have not really had anything that may be of help to me. I will appreciate some pointers on how to go about this.

Regards

## closed as unclear what you're asking by Johannes_B, Kurt, TeXnician, Stefan Kottwitz♦Apr 9 '17 at 7:53

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• why not simply attach the original pdf's of the publications using pdfpages ? – Elad Den Oct 31 '16 at 7:09
• The closest to what you are trying to do is what make the combine class, but I second the Elad suggestion, or simply make a main preable compatible with the subdocuments and use the docmute or standalone (see here for some more). – Fran Oct 31 '16 at 10:25
• You have to modify your articles a bit. What was the article title becomes the chapter title. What was the article author now is the report author (you). Alle packages you needed before, you will still need. – Johannes_B Oct 31 '16 at 14:21