A University of California at Davis Thesis/Dissertation LaTeX Class
Copyright (C) 2010 Ryan Scott
2010/03/13 v1.1 UCDavis thesis class
Please read the manual ucdavisthesis.pdf for more information and change log.
The ucdavisthesis class is a LaTeX class that allows you to create a
dissertation or thesis which conforms to UC Davis formatting
requirements as of March 2010. The output document has the necessary
preliminary pages, margins, page number placement, etc. This class
also provides most of the macros available in the report class on
which it is based, allowing for chapters, sections, etc. Please check the
Graduate Studies web page (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/students/filing.html)
for any changes or updates to their requirements.
Several useful features include:
- Two different draft modes (draftcls or draft) with
* configurable running headers
* black margin box to locate margin violations
- Generation of additional abstract in the
format for the UMI microfilming abstract
- -example dissertation illustrating
* some basic LaTeX usage
* different LaTeX styles/techniques for
*BibTeX usage example
Installing the ucdavisthesis class from a .dtx file
Many LaTeX packages are supplied as a .dtx file, possibly with a .ins
file. This is a literate programming format. To get the materials that
LaTeX needs, such as the .cls file, you should run LaTeX on these.
First, run LaTeX on ucdavisthesis.ins. If you are using a terminal,
you can type at the command prompt: latex ucdavisthesis.ins (or
pdflatex ucdavisthesis.ins). If you are using a front-end like WinEdt,
load/open ucdavisthesis.ins and click on whatever button you use to
LaTeX your documents (don't use TeXify). This will create the files
containing the package code; ucdavisthesis.cls, ucdthesis10.clo,
ucdthesis11.clo, ucdthesis12.clo, ucdthesis13.clo. If the .ins file
doesn't succeed in moving the files to the correct location, they will
need to be put in an appropriate directory such as
\Local TeX Files\tex\latex\ucdavisthesis
or whatever you use for a local tex directory.
Finally, if you did not download the documentation (ucdavisthesis.pdf),
you can produce the package documentation by running LaTeX on the
ucdavisthesis.dtx file. As above, at a terminal you would enter
latex ucdavisthesis.dtx (or pdflatex ucdavisthesis.dtx), while from
a front-end you would load/open ucdavisthesis.dtx and click on the
appropriate button. This will create ucdavisthesis.dvi (or
ucdavisthesis.pdf). Note, it is tricky to create correctly formatted
cross references (index) in the documentation, so I recommend that you
just use the precompiled version.
Please see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=install-unpack
for more installation help.