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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:

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I've tried the package frontespizio but I am not able to exactly replicate the original template. How can I place (for example) "Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II" at that particular position?

  • Could you show what you tried? – Bernard Apr 5 '17 at 22:44
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    Welcome! If it must look exactly like that, print it to PDF and the include it using pdfpages. There's no point recreating it in LaTeX just in order to produce an exactly similar copy. – cfr Apr 5 '17 at 22:48
  • @CarLaTeX Then edit it in Word or LibreOffice first. If the aim is simply to reproduce Word's typography, why copy it into LaTeX? It is different when you have a document and somebody demand you make it look like Word. Then the point is to avoid redoing it. Here, the work is done. The strategy should be the same: why redo it? – cfr Apr 6 '17 at 1:49
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    @Johannes_B An answer saying 'use Word'? Here? Really? ;) – cfr Nov 7 '17 at 4:37
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Don't reinvent the wheel. Don't repaint the Mona Lisa. And don't redo what is already done.

If it needs to look like something in Word and somebody has given you said thing in Word and you have a copy of Word, go with that. Redo it in LaTeX if you want it to look better. Institutions rarely permit this and there is no point reproducing a document in another programme if it has to look identical to the copy you already have.

This does not mean you can't write your thesis in LaTeX. Just don't do the cover that way. Do that in Word. Print/export to PDF. use pdfpages to include it in your thesis.

If, like me, you don't have Word or if you don't want to use Word, use LibreOffice or OpenOffice or your favourite drop-in replacement instead.

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  • Perfectly fine answer, +1. Thanks – Johannes_B Nov 7 '17 at 5:58

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