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How to typeset a PhD/master thesis

posted Oct 15, 2010, 7:00 AM by Peter Jacko   [ updated Oct 18, 2010, 3:04 AM ]

Use the pjthesis documentclass to create your thesis in PDF! This is an extremely flexible documentclass to include your thesis data, any cover page in PDF, university logo, dedication, acknowledgments, abstract, an alternative abstract (say, in another language), table of contents, list of figures, a motto at the first page of every chapter, several predefined theorem-like environments (theorem, proposition, lemma, corollary, definition, assumption, conjecture, remark, case, example, note)... 

It also makes use of packages pjthm for creating theorem-like environments, pjannotate for annotating figures, and common packages including graphicx, palatino font-type, hyperref for automatic crossreferencing with hyperlinks, booktabs for professional tables, natbib for easy handling of bibliography, setspace for single- or double-spacing, etc.

Check the PDF in the attachments, and download the ZIP file if you like to use it.

How to put a scanned signature over a pdf document

posted Oct 15, 2010, 5:48 AM by Peter Jacko   [ updated Oct 18, 2010, 3:05 AM ]

Use the pjannotate packageThe \annotate command can be used to place a graphic in the 'stuff', not only text. For instance, one can sign a pdf document with a scanned signature with a simple latex file. See the source files and the generated pdf file in the attachments.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}

\usepackage{pjannotate}

\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{document}

\annotate{-0.15\textwidth}{0.7\textheight}{\includegraphics[width=0.7\textwidth]{signature.pdf}}% include your signature
\includegraphicsattopleft{doc2sign.pdf}%%% include the document to sign

\end{document}

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