If you want to include graphics, colored text or source code from a file into your document, you need to enhance the capabilities of La Te X. Some packages come with the La Te X base distribution. Modern Te X distributions come with a large number of packages pre-installed.
The command to use a package is pretty simple: At the beginning of most documents there will be information about the document itself, such as the title and date, and also information about the authors, such as name, address, email etc.
Each appendix source file should begin with the command: before any of the chapters are included.
The year that the thesis is generated is displayed on the title page and approval page, but the Graduate School requires that year must be the year of your official graduation.
La Te X allows users to structure their documents with a variety of hierarchical constructs, including chapters, sections, subsections and paragraphs. It normally contains commands that affect the entire document.
After the preamble, the text of your document is enclosed between two commands which identify the beginning and end of the actual document: You would put your text where the dots are.At this point, it is assumed that you have a working La Te X distribution, an editor, have downloaded and installed the necessary template files, and confirmed that you can build this sample thesis. Now we will explain how to set things like the title, the author name, and whether it is a masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation.Start by opening the file This tells La Te X to use the urithesis document class with all default options. dissertation, change the first line to be: The tilde between the middle initial and the last name tells La Te X that the period does not indicate the end of a sentence, and to use a normal interword space.The reason for marking off the beginning of your text is that La Te X allows you to insert extra setup specifications before it (where the blank line is in the example above: we'll be using this soon).The reason for marking off the end of your text is to provide a place for La Te X to be programmed to do extra stuff automatically at the end of the document, like making an index.Using this approach, you can only create a title with a fixed layout.If you want to create your title freely, see the Title Creation section.Normally, third-party classes come with their own documentation.The most common options for the generic document classes are listed in the following table: makes La Te X indicate hyphenation and justification problems with a small square in the right-hand margin of the problem line so they can be located quickly by a human.The La Te X distribution provides additional classes for other layouts, including letters and slides.It is also possible to create your own, as is often done by journal publishers, who simply provide you with their own class file, which tells La Te X how to format your content.