LaTeX Template for a Master or PhD Thesisnavigate:backcounter

This is the latex template for my PhD thesis. I commented the latex prologue and tried to keep it as simple as possible, so it can be easily understood and extended. The template holds dummy text with examples for creating tables, figures, index and glossary.

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Usage

The template includes a Makefile that creates three files:

Organization of the Template

Features

Anti-Features

I changed (but not necessarily improved) the standard latex layout by using bars over chapter titles etc. This can be easily undone by deleting thesis.cls and changing in thesis.tex style thesis to style report.

Required Software

Last time I tried to compile this template was in May 2013 and it worked with these caveats:

To MikTeX users: the makefile has some nice goodies which will perhaps be missing when using MikTeX (the makefile drives generating the different features in the dvi, ps and pdf version and adds preview images for acrobat reader). The template should work with MikTeX, but all problem reports have been from MikTeX users, only. Watch your steps. Could any MikTeX user give me feedback on encountered issues and how to overcome them, please?

Bugs

Contact

You are welcome to send me comments - Stefan Schaeckeler <sschaeck (at) engr.scu.edu>.