Latex template for dissertations.

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README.md f997d7c1e5 Extended documentation: cover further make targets. 3 years ago
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example.pdf d1ea5ce3ac Some more ramblings on pre-print procedures. 3 years ago
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README.md

Introduction

This is a wild mix of several own documents, additional fragments of the internet, and all intermignled with excerpts from Jeremie Papon's thesis. This is a fork of the original Harvard Latex template by Jordan Suchow (suchow@fas.harvard.edu). In case of questions, please contact Jan-Matthias Braun (jan_braun@gmx.net). Otherwise feel free to use this template for your own thesis.

Notes

  1. This file is intended for use with xelatex, but the corresponding lines for pdflatex are included as comments.

  2. Please consult the comments on Layout-Tuning below.

  3. This is the future, and it uses UTF-8, you can directly include characters like ℝ, with the right definitions (see UTF-8 below).

  4. Generally read the comments on how things could be done.

  5. This collection of files is most easily compiled with the included Makefile, which uses latexmk. This handles everything (including gloassaries) automagically.

  6. The chapter lines in the lists are not robust, you really have to manually check. Still, in case of many entries they do help a lot.

TODO

  1. This template still uses the old subfigure package. Please feel inclined to use the subfig package and send me the patches. :-)

  2. The title page has too many things hard coded. You might have to touch the code.

  3. There are lots of other things to do, please fork and prepare your changes for public access or send them back to me.

Getting Started

Adapt the vorspann.tex to your name and title. If everything is set to your liking, set fulldocument to false, to remove all the title page cruft from your document for writing.

Document Generation

A makefile is included to automate the generation of the final pdf. The default rule will compile the LaTeX sources, so that you can inspect the results. For several reasons, this version should not be used for print or web download.

Therefore, the makefile can generate other versions, better suited for their specialised use case. The all rule will generate them.

Print Version

Depending on the mixture of used fonts in embedded pdfs, characters can be missing in the final print. This error was never observed in onscreen viewers. Use the rule for dissertation-rewritten.pdf to get a version with consistent fonts. In my case, this led to a reduction in pdf size to one third and all characters visible on paper.

Web Version

For online view, a "linearised" pdf allows to view the contents while the pdf is still downloading. When publishing your thesis in the web, this version is to be preferred and the Göttingen SUB will demand such a version. Use the dissertation-web-opt.pdf rule to create a version optimised for "fast web view". This version is created based on dissertation-rewritten.pdf, therefore it should provide nice output on paper.