Writing a Law PhD with Latex (6)

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

# The Chapter Structure

As you could see in the previous chapter, for every new chapter we create a folder called `chapter_number` in the `text` folder. Within those folders, we need a `content.tex` file and a `title` file. The only thing important in the title file is the first line, in which we put the chapter title. A simple example:

```Literature Review
```

The `content.tex` file is the one used by the main tex files. You could write the whole chapter in this file, or you might (as I would recommend) point to other files (make sure you use the path relative to the main tex files: `\input{chapter_1/part_1}`, not `\input{part_1}`.

This text sounds probably more confusing than it is, so here is a little example for the folder structure at the beginning of the thesis:

• text
• abstract
• acknowledgments
• introduction
• chapter_1
• title
• content.tex
• 1-1.tex
• 1-2.tex
• 1-3.tex
• 1-4.tex
• chapter_2
• title
• content.tex
• 2-1.tex
• 2-2.tex
• conclusion
• literature
• images
• output

The files like `1-1.tex` is where the true content is located.

The next part will finally explain how to write that content.