Thu 03 July 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

And now to the last part of the series: references and the bibliography.


Wed 02 July 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

After everything is set up, we now need to start writing... This part part finally gives a basic introduction into the Latex syntax.


Wed 02 July 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

Before we start writing, we need to structure the chapters properly to work with the scripts.


Tue 01 July 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

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.


Sun 29 June 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

We also need to generate a smaller file that allows us to address individual chapters.


Sun 29 June 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

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.


Sat 28 June 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

There are some initial steps you need to go through to get started - most importantly installing the software and setting up your initial structure.


Fri 27 June 2014 | tags: Latex, Free Software, PhD, Social Sciences, Oscola, -- (permalink)

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.