Word and Latex formats. Please click on the. Thesis Manual The Thesis Manual is provided to help graduate students and their committee members prepare theses, dissertations, and records of study. If you start writing your thesis with the formatting already in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological.
It analyzes the typical problems that arise while writing a thesis with LaTeX and suggests improved solutions by handling easy packages. Many suggestions can be applied to book and article styles, as well.
Mori Permission is granted to distribute verbatim or modified copies of this document provided this notice remains intact. Contents Preface 2 1 The document class 3 2 Organizing the files 4 3 Sections of the thesis 4 3. I will not cover all variant details because there are many, so I prefer to focus on specific problems and offer practical solutions.
In order to follow this article, the reader should already know the basics of LATEX and should already have read a guide [1, 2, 7, 12, 21, 25, 27] or a book [4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16—18].
The author has freedom to choose the following class options: In the frontmatter, pages are numbered with lower case Roman numbers i, ii, iii, etc. In the mainmatter, pages are numbered with Arabic numbers the numbers start from 1 and the chapters are numbered with Arabic numbers as well.
In the backmatter, the pages are numbered as in the mainmatter numbering continues but the chapters are not numbered. The twoside option is recommended because: For good readability on A4 and letter paper it is advisable to use a base font size of 11 pt.
Writing a thesis with latex lapo f. mori on how to use these commands is reported in sec. Unfortunately most students try to use every typographic trick to increase the number of pages of their thesis widening the margins, increasing the font size, increasing the line spacing, adding a lot of figures, printing on one side only, etc.
Beside the fact that the quality of the content is far more important than the quantity, these tricks usually produce an ugly layout. The advice is to focus on the content and leave the typographic job to LATEX which is, by the way, pretty good at it. For example, the following command formats the thesis on both faces of letter paper, with an 11 pt base font size, with chapter titles always on the right hand page: This section proposes a possible structure and analyzes the problems that arise for each section.
The title page is often formed by two pages; the first one reports just the name of the candidate and the second one also that of the advisors, the department chair and their signatures. Some hints on how to set the code are available on the Web.
Example of title page.
In order to place the university coat of arms in the page background as in Fig. However, the thesis title page is usually so different from that produced by the standard LATEX classes that it is easier to redefine it from scratch. When using the book class it is necessary to define the abstract in the preamble the code that follows is the definition used by the report class.
Instructions on how to use the fancyhdr package can be found in sec. The babel package can be used to select the correct name of the abstract and the hyphen- ation. English version of the abstract The tocloft package can be used to modify their layout. Example of abstract in two languages.
The nomencl package automatically generates such a list with the MakeIndex program. It is otherwise possible to manually create the table with the tabular environment. Example of a list of symbols. In order to bal- ance the columns of the last page of the index, it can be inserted into a multicols 7.
It can be created with the thebibliography environment, but it is far better to use BibTEX, a program that lets you separate the content of the bibliography stored in. The natbib package is a very useful and flexible tool to format both the bibliog- raphy and the references in text and it is thoroughly described in its guide.
Every LATEX distribution and the natbib package offer several bibliography styles; it is, however, possible to create a custom style.
The user just needs to compile the makebst. This process creates a. This environment requires the multicol package. The following code typesets the references with the plain style, adds the bibli- ography to the table of contents for a thesis the bibliography section is a chapterand loads the ThesisBib.
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