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University of Wisconsin-Madison Thesis LaTeX Class

by Eric Benedict, 2000, 2002

This provides a class file which produces thesis, prelims,
dissertations and project reports which should meet the
requirements of the graduate school at UW-Madison.  In addition
to the class file, an example thesis is included which provides
a brief introduction to LaTeX and the usage of the style class
in particular.  The usage is explained both by example through
the source of the example thesis as well as in the typeset result
of the example thesis.

If you are new to LaTeX, I suggest making two copies of the example
files.  Leave one as a reference and edit the other by removing the
example text and replacing it with your own text.  This will make
learning LaTeX and producing your thesis occur relatively quickly
(at least it did for me.  I learned LaTeX and wrote my MS thesis
in a couple of weeks doing this way).

If you already know LaTeX, but want to learn more; this class file
is relatively heavily commented and could serve as a basis for learing
to write your own class files.

Instructions for using:
  1) Unpack the zip archive.  Done! (or you likely wouldn't be reading this!)
  2) run latex on main.tex
      UNIX/Linux: $ latex main <return>
      Windows: depends on set up.  Likely: load main.tex and click LaTeX button
                                   (assumes WinEdt/MikTex)
  3) run bibtex to generate bibliography info:
      UNIX/Linux: $ bibtex main <return>
      Windows: depends on set up.  Likely: click BibTeX button.
  4) run latex two more times (see above)
  5) view dvi output
      UNIX/Linux: $ xdvi main & (the '&' places the viewer in the background)
      Windows: depends on set up.  Likely: click the viewer button.
  6) printing
       UNIX/Linux: $ dvips main    (straight to printer)
                   $ dvips -o main.ps main (to file main.ps)
       Windows: depends on setup...

Good Luck!


File List:
Name			Description
withesis.cls		LaTeX2e thesis class file
withesis.sty		LaTeX2.09 thesis class file (for those who hate change)
				note: no longer maintained & not recommended!
withe10.sty		10pt spacing info file (needed for 10pt thesis)
withe12.sty		12pt spacing info file (needed for 12pt thesis)

main.tex  		Thesis root file (run LaTeX on this file)
prelude.tex		Thesis preliminary stuff (title page, TOC, etc)
abstract.tex    	Thesis abstract 
intro.tex        	A thesis chapter
acro.tex        	A thesis chapter
bibref.tex             	A thesis chapter
bibs.tex            	A thesis chapter   
code.tex       		A thesis chapter	
essentials.tex        	A thesis chapter 
figs.tex         	A thesis chapter
math.tex          	A thesis chapter
usage.tex          	A thesis chapter
refs.bib   		The BibTeX reference library
vwcontr.eps 		An encapsulated PostScript figure
fig2.tex         	A figure using TeX's picture drawing language
derivs.m  		A sample program listing

essential.tex         	The original form of essentials.tex by Jon 
                          Warbrick (c) 1989

README			This file

source.zip 		The zip archive you unpacked

The {\tt withesis} style file is based on the Purdue thesis file
written by Dave Kraynie and edited by Darrell McCauley.   Additional
environments came from a thesis class file provided by the UW Math 

The idea and basis for the documenting example came from a similar
manual James Darrell McCauley and Scott Hucker in 1993 for the Purdue 
University thesis style file.

The chapter on LaTeX essentials is an edited version of a document by
Jon Warbrick.


This class file is Licensed under the Perl Artistic License which is 
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with­e­sis – Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son Th­e­sis LaTeX Class

This pro­vides a class file which pro­duces the­sis, pre­lims, dis­ser­ta­tions and project re­ports which should meet the re­quire­ments of the grad­u­ate school at UW-Madi­son. In ad­di­tion to the class file, an ex­am­ple the­sis is in­cluded which pro­vides a brief in­tro­duc­tion to LaTeX and the us­age of the style class in par­tic­u­lar. The us­age is ex­plained both by ex­am­ple through the source of the ex­am­ple the­sis as well as in the type­set re­sult of the ex­am­ple the­sis.

Pack­age De­tailswith­e­sis
Li­censePerl Artis­tic Li­cense
Main­tainerEric Bene­dict
Con­tained inMiKTeX as with­e­sis
Topics al­ter­na­tive LaTeX class(es)
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