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How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis?

Both the glossaries package and the glossaries-extra extension package provide the package option symbols, which creates a new list labelled symbols with the default title given by the language-...
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Markdown vs latex for thesis

Any markdown flavor is indeed a better option than LaTeX to focus on contents and format a document easily with a decent format, no doubt. But the paradise vanishes when you need more than ...
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Class for my thesis (I am a beginner, just installed LaTeX)… which document class and packages should I consider?

Don't worry about the length of package documentation, you don't need to read everything! If you use just the packages present in TeX Live (or MiKTeK or any other official distribution), I don't ...
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Choice of consistent unicode open-type fonts for Phd Thesis in Engineering

The situation with fonts is much better than you thought! I absolutely agree with your advisor that you should use OpenType fonts (and therefore, the unicode-math package on either XeLaTeX or ...
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Markdown vs latex for thesis

I wrote my PhD thesis in the field of software engineering. So my comments are influenced by the requirements of that field. The learning curve for LaTeX is steep and the payback is terrific. It is ...
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Example of contentsline

If you want to add a specific entry to your ToC at the chapter level, you should use \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Prefazione} in your example. The page will be the current page (so the page this ...
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Heading not in capital letter

With fancyhdr you can use \nouppercase in the header and footer fields. \fancyhead[RO]{\slshape\nouppercase{\rightmark}} \fancyhead[LE]{\slshape\nouppercase{\leftmark}} Code: \documentclass{book} \...
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How do you reprint a theorem, proposition, etc. in its entirety?

The thmtools defines restatable theorems. Here is how it goes. B.t.w., the thm theorem style does not exist, as this is defined by thmtools. I suppose you meant the plain style. Also, I had to ...
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Workaround for small caps and italic?

I'm only guessing as you didn't provide real code, but probably it will work if you protect the command: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[pdfspacing]{classicthesis} \...
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Workflow for including jupyter (aka ipython) notebooks as pages in a LaTeX documents?

Here is how I like to include Jupyter notebooks in a LaTeX document with \include{}. Outline In the Jupyter Notebook, use the raw option for non-code exposition which contains LaTeX. This is achieved ...
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How do you reprint a theorem, proposition, etc. in its entirety?

You can \label the theorem that has to be dublicated and then reuse its counter when you rewrite it via \ref: \newenvironment{usethmcounterof}[1]{% \renewcommand\thethm{\ref{#1}}\thm}{\endthm\...
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Standard preamble for theses

Normally I'd recommend to build every document from scratch because every document has its own requirements. However, looking at your question a second time, I thought there are indeed things nearly ...
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Class for my thesis (I am a beginner, just installed LaTeX)… which document class and packages should I consider?

Ran out of space in the comment sections, so posting this as an answer instead. I used memoir as the backbone of my thesis. It worked great, but it might be a bit much for a beginner. If you really ...
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TikZ is incompatible with a specific style file

The style is redefining \@xfloat but misses the color commands. Try this patch: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{iyte} \makeatletter \def\@xfloat#1[#2]{\ifhmode \@bsphack\@floatpenalty -\@Mii\else ...
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Example of contentsline

The \contentsline macro should never be used directly in a document. It's LaTeX's duty to write such macro with the appropriate arguments in the .toc file or other auxiliary files for the various ...
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Writing chapter number using tikz

Edit: see below an updated code for new requirement asked by the OP. Using my answer for a similar question (see https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/679614/132405), with few adaptations, I suggest you the ...
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@masterthesis doesn't work for bibtex citation

Actually, I found out that @mastersthesis works, with the "s", instead of @masterthesis.
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What are the best sites to learn LaTex from the scratch for writing journal articles?

My go to is Wiki. It literally has everything you need. It is laid out pretty great where you can both learn, and use it as a reference. I use it often. Also, the TeX - LaTeX StackExchange is an ...
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Formal looking Symbols, Operators and Abbreviations section for thesis?

I would do the tables with the tabularx environment: a first column as p{2.5cm}, and a second X column, the whole table linewidth wide.. Theqe are cells in paragraph mode, hence they can be several ...
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Adding disclaimer page to document

Since you probably need this just once why not simply \documentclass[ngerman,12pt,a4paper]{report} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage} \end{titlepage} \textbf{Disclaimer} \vspace{0.2in} % if you ...
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How to make dedication page and move words to the middle?

The following sets the text vertically and horizontally centered within the text block. \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \clearpage \begin{center} \thispagestyle{empty} \vspace*{\fill}...
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How do I refer to labels in a document from a beamer presentation?

You could directly refer to the number of the theorem in your thesis using the xr package. Let's say your thesis looks like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Class for my thesis (I am a beginner, just installed LaTeX)… which document class and packages should I consider?

I recommend two things: Learn the basics of LaTeX by reading The Not So Short Introduction to Latex. ("https://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/lshort.pdf"). I know it is a long book, exactly what you said you ...
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Markdown vs latex for thesis

I've written 2 theses, 1 with latex and 1 with markdown (both were about cognitive psychology, and required tables, figures, & math equations, all in APA style). Here's my take: Markdown is the ...
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making appendix for thesis

\begin{document} \bibliographystyle{phBYU} \bibliographystyle{unsrt} \maketitle \begin{abstract} % add abstract \end{abstract} \begin{acknowledgements} % add acknowledgement \end{acknowledgements} \...
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