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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Writing a thesis

When you plan to write a large document like a thesis, you have two choices: either choose a ready-made template, or set up your own document environment. If you have got limited time and need to start off with your thesis fast, a template can come to the rescue.

Beware of outdated and questionable templates found somewhere on the Internet. Look first at the date and at user opinions, such as on web forums. The age of a template is not a problem by itself, as LaTeX can run it the same way when it's been written. However, as LaTeX has developed, better solutions have come up over time. Legacy code may not benefit from it.

Some universities provide their own templates. That may be ok, because requirements would be met for sure; just ...

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