And now to the last part of the series: references and the bibliography.
After everything is set up, we now need to start writing... This part part finally gives a basic introduction into the Latex syntax.
Before we start writing, we need to structure the chapters properly to work with the scripts.
This part describes the main scripts that will run to make sure the documents are put together nicely and to provide some word count functions.
We also need to generate a smaller file that allows us to address individual chapters.
Now, after you set up your folder structure and initialised your git repository, it is time to set up your thesis.tex file - the file to rule them all.
There are some initial steps you need to go through to get started - most importantly installing the software and setting up your initial structure.
Contrary to popular belief, Latex can be an enormously useful tool to write your PhD thesis even if it is in a different area than Mathematics or theoretical Physics. Latex makes it very easy (after a short time of getting used to it) to generate a beautiful thesis where all you need to do is to take care of writing text. Getting the thesis ready to print will only take you a few minutes once you jumped the initial hurdles.