Questions tagged [thesis]

{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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How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis?

I am looking at some thesis templates online, and virtually all of them have a line that says: \chapter*{List of Symbols} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Symbols} For example: https:/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 \addcontentsline{toc}{...
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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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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 number)...
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Thesis template to B5 paper size. What about margins?

I successfully changed the paper size from A4 to B5 of the Thesis template downloaded from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis I modified the main.tex file by setting ...
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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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UNAM thesis title page (portada tesis UNAM)

I am trying to write latex code to generate a title page for a UNAM's thesis, which has an unusual graphic design. It's hard to define the position of each element and get the desired result. It will ...
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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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Help installing document class for LyX on Mac, unsure on where to start

I'm trying to download a document class from a university, and would like to use this for my thesis. However I'm very new to all of this, and so really have little clue on where to start. The ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you reprint a theorem, proposition, etc. in its entirety?

I would like to prove all my theorems in the appendix. To do that, I would like to remind the readers what the theorem is, by reprinting it in the appendix. However, I have not figured out a way to ...
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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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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 every ...
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Using a figure again in document

I have drawn a schematic geometry an I want to describe the results of simulations I did with several configuration. So in Section XY I describe the simulations I did with a case set-up using the ...
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Insert only half a pdf page

I'd like to include papers of mine which can easily be done with the pdfpages packages: \usepackage{pdfpages} \includepdf[pages=-]{mypaper.pdf} However, my thesis has an A5 format. Which means that ...
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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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\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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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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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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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, 12pt]{...
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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 } \DeclareAcronym{...
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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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Markdown vs latex for thesis

I have to face the decision what markup I use for my thesis (mostly mathematical formulas). I dont want to start learning the chosen language while I should focus on my thesis. I dont know much latex, ...
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Choice of consistent unicode open-type fonts for Phd Thesis in Engineering

Having written about 60% of my Phd thesis, I gave it to my advisor for review. I used Pdflatex and Latin Modern fonts for text and math. For source code listings, I did not change anything in ...
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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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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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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 and ...
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Adding supervisor to thesis

I am writing some thesis in Latex and I use some template. At the first page I would like to add my supervisor. In one file there is possibility to add it. There is macro like: \college{}; \author{}; \...
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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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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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Formal looking Symbols, Operators and Abbreviations section for thesis?

I have 3 tabular environments for symbols, operators and abbreviations where each tabular environment gets to its own page. Also spacing between each row is too narrow and some mathematical signs ...
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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} \begin{...
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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 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, ...