Your Thesis With LaTeX in 6 Steps

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    Learning LaTeX, a software with powerful typesetting capabilities, is no more difficult than mastering a word processing software with an equation editor. LaTeX can number and remember equations, figures, and tables automatically, insert numbers in the body of a thesis, automate the labeling of references and insertion of these labels in the text. It can also modify font size and type according to your instructions and generate tables of content, nomenclature, and indexes.

    The purpose of this document; titled “Your thesis with LaTeX in 6 steps” is to introduce LaTeX, and outline the steps that lead to a printed document conforming to IIT thesis style, while providing tips on the use of various LaTeX commands. Introductory information about the software, its installation, and its basic layouts and commands will be presented first. Then the style file (iitthesis.cls) containing the thesis format required by IIT, plus a sample thesis file (sample.tex) and some help files on tables, figures and bibliography are introduced.

    Using the iitthesis.cls style file in your thesis project file, you just need to follow the format and instructions available in help files - and review the sample file if necessary - to successfully create your thesis in LaTeX.

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