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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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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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 following:...
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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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Use ONLY two Chinese characters

I want to add my Chinese name in my thesis. I follow the sample codes from here. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \...
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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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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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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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Differentiate between all entrytypes in biblatex (e.g. mathesis vs. phdthesis)

I recently switched to biblatex, which is so far great, but no as easy as bibtex. I ran into a problem, which I couldn't solve so far: My bibliography contains reports, techreports, mastersthesis and ...
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how to cite an unpublished thesis?

How to cite an unpublished thesis (I have not passed my PhD exam yet; so my thesis has not been published yet)? In BibTex, I tried: @phdthesis{r2014, author = {... ...}, title = {...}, ...
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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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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 first ...
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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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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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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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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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pdfpages doesn't center pdf on page, using Thesis.cls

I am using the Thesis-template from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis. I have several LaTeX-documents to include in the Appendix. The best solution seems to be compiling ...
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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: http://www.cs.columbia....
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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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How to reproduce this thesis cover page in LaTeX?

I am typing my thesis' cover page, our university has a typesetting requirement in this link http://www.helsinki.fi/socialsciences/studying/current/thesis_cover.pdf I need to reproduce this cover ...
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Combining report and apa6 class for a dissertation

I am a complete newcomer to LaTeX. Here is what I am attempting to do - combine a thesis template (made with the report class) with a template based on the apa6 class. In other words, I need the ...
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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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How to add templates to TeXmaker?

I´ll start my thesis and i found some nice templates here: sharelatex. By the way i dont get how to add the zip file of the template to teXmaker. Could anybody help me with this issue?
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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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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, ...
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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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Publication list in Ph.D. thesis

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis and I would like to add a list of the publications my thesis is based on. I would like the list to be in the first pages of the thesis, so I put it at the end of the \...
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Re-using label names for different items across chapters

I'm writing my thesis (using a university-specific document type) and am importing many chapters (using the package import). Each chapter is taken directly from a latex file that once served as an ...
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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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How organize definitions in a thesis document

I am writing my master thesis and I would like to define each new term with a sentence starting with keyword Definition followed by a counter and corresponding meaning of the term. for instance: ...
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Proposition command doesn't work

Please refer to the below code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage{a4wide} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{fixltx2e} \...
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Standard preamble for theses

I will start write my master thesis very soon. In it I like to have a preamble. I use basic-miktex-2.9.5105 and as an editor TeXmaker -- installed on a windows machine. Also: can I find a distro or ...
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What about ClassicThesis? [closed]

I am a student and I'm looking for a nice and enjoyable "layout" for writing my thesis (which is not so close: I'm forestalling). Now, I've read about ClassicThesis, and I gathered that this is a very ...
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Table of Contents causes “! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end.”

I'm trying to add a table of contents to a template which I found on Sharelatex.com, but upon adding \tableofcontents, I obtain the error "! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end." Anyone has a ...
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Another newbie “thesis LaTeX template to LyX” problem

I am about to start writing my thesis and decided to finally learn sth other than Word. Realized that LyX has shorter learning curve than plain LaTeX so I decided to give it a shot. It is great so far ...
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How do I refer to labels in a document from a beamer presentation?

I have a thesis class document with about 200 definitions, theorems and lemmas along with a beamer presentation. While I’m presenting, my audience will be referring to the document. How can I have ...
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How to produce documents accepted for archival by http://facile.cines.fr/ with pdflatex

For long-term archival, the PAC system of CINES requires specific conditions for PDF files. This is required for french Ph.D thesis in particular. The document must pass the online validation at http:/...
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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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How to write a Thesis with font of size 14pt? [duplicate]

I want to write my thesis in latex, with a font of size 14pt. I wrote \documentclass[14pt,oneside,a4papper]{book} but the font is not of 14pt. Can someone tell me how can I write with 14pt? Thank ...
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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} \usepackage{...
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Another issue with university's class file and tikz package (relates to Queen's University and McMaster University, maybe more)

I've been trying to run my university's thesis package along with tikz and there is an incompatibility I can't figure out (seems to be a different issue than what has already been addressed here). The ...
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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/where to test my template document?

I've created a sort of a template for a Ph.D. thesis at my faculty (a document class, a main thesis.tex file and some dummy content). The faculty's Linux server doesn't have a full TeX distro (e.g. no ...
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installing linguex into a main tex thesis file

The latex file has problems installing/using the linguex package in a ucla thesis latex template (uclathes) (downloaded from GitHub). I inserted it in a preamble of the mother tex file, but it keeps ...
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Understanding custom definitions of \maketitle

I've been using some style file to write my thesis and it contains some weird macro definition I don't seem to understand, specifically it contains the following code to make a custom title page: \...
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List of authors to the right, as a signature

I am currently making the last adjustments to my groups BSc thesis and I am writing the acknowledgement. Currently it looks like: Title A lot of text. ...
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Problem with Thesis Template

I'm starting to write my PhD thesis and I want to use this template by Lorenzo Pantieri: http://www.lorenzopantieri.net/LaTeX_files/TesiModerna.zip So I downloaded the file and I opened it on ...
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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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How to use this font for the chapter titles of this thesis template?

I love the organization and good conception of this thesis template. I wonder if someone can show me how to use this font for the chapter titles (only) ? Thank you in advance.
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Fixed In-line Indentation [duplicate]

I want to align content that starts in the middle of a line and content that starts at the beginning of the next line (for a thesis Authorization to Submit page). E.g.: Major Professor: ...