Skip to content
A LaTeX template for humans at HSG.
TeX
Branch: master
Clone or download
Latest commit 183ac55 May 17, 2019
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
.idea edited readme Dec 21, 2018
images readme added paragraph section Jan 9, 2019
little-prince-template major udate May 17, 2019
.gitignore folder thesis Nov 12, 2018
LICENSE added picture; edited readme Nov 12, 2018
README.md major update with new layout and packages Mar 3, 2019

README.md

A HSG LaTeX Template

A LaTeX template for humans at HSG.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine to start writing your thesis.

Prerequisites

The first part of a working LaTeX environment is a TeX distribution. This depends on your operating system. And yes, the file is big.

macOS: http://www.tug.org/mactex/

windows: https://miktex.org

Installing an editor

There are many capable text editors where you can code LaTeX.

macOS
TextMate: https://macromates.com

texpad: https://www.texpad.com/osx (worth every penny!)

windows
TeXniCe: http://www.texniccenter.org

With the right plugins, you can also use Atom. Atom (this is the editor we mostly use)

For example, I use a combination of two packages:

Atom

Get template

Download or Clone this Git Repository

git clone <url_of_repository>

In Atom, you first have to set a "root" file. A LaTeX root file is essential for Atom-LaTeX. Building, preview, autocompletion, and more features rely on its proper configuration. You can manually select the root file by clicking the home icon at the bottom of the editor. Select the your_thesis.tex file. This is the correct root file with the sequence \begin{document} in it.

If you have any problems with "rendering" your PDF, just delete the .aux file.

Citation

We are using the natbib package to cite in the prose text and also to generate the bibliography. Here we will explain the workflow of citing. The template is set up to APA-Style referencing.

Prepare your bibliographic database
Copy/Paste the source you want to cite in a BibTeX formatting (see screenshot below) into your references.bib file. Bear in mind that LaTeX by default only puts those sources into the final references section which are actually cited in the document. references01

Ways to cite
There are plenty ways to cite. The following information is mostly derived from natbib's documentation. Basically there are two basic citation commands, \citet and \citep for textual and parenthetical citations. There exist also starred versions \citet* and \citep* that print the full author list, and not just the abbreviated one.

finalref

Miscellaneous

If you want to use an other paragraph styling, you can do this within the settings.tex file. You can tune both the indentation (\parindent, default 0px) and the space between the paragraphs (\parskip, default 1em)

paragraph

To create entries for a glossary or a list of abbreviations use the \newglossaryentry{label}{name={key}, description={value}} command in the little-/01_head/abbreviations.tex file. In text use: \gls{label}.

Further reading

A great LaTeX Cheatsheet
Tobi Oetiker's The not so Short Introduction to LaTeX2e

Authors

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

You can’t perform that action at this time.