A LaTeX style for Dutch doctoral theses.
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proefschrift - LaTeX style for a Dutch dissertation

This is a LaTeX style for a Dutch PhD dissertation, which is typically formatted as a B5 booklet with papers or conference proceedings as chapters.


Make sure you have a recent TeX distribution (TeXlive 2014 on Mac or MikTeX on Windows are known to work), old versions might lack packages or have old incompatible versions. Then download the dependencies listed below. Once you have a complete and up-to-date package, open dissertation.tex and compile this test-file.


Various packages, use a distribution such as TeXlive etc. In addition to that:

- jabbrv[1]


An overview of various fonts available for LaTeX can be found at[4][5][6][7].


This template uses a modified version of yahapj.bst[2]. Other options are apj.bst, aa.bst, although these need to be modified for for use with jabbrv[3].

LaTeX tricks


To use non-latin characters as initials in bibliographic references, use something like

    {Смирнов, {\relax М} {\relax С}}

instead of 

    {Смирнов, М С}.

Note that М С here are the Cyrillic letters em and es. See https://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb27-2/tb87hufflen.pdf for details.

Page & paper size

Dutch theses are generally printed on 240mm by 170mm paper. This has an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 or 1:√2. Other available paper sizes are listed in memoir man pages, Chapter 1. 

Relevant papersizes can be:

- smallroyalvopaper, 9.25in by 6.175in (235mm by 157mm, aspect 2:3)
- royalvopaper, 10in by 6.25in (254mm by 159mm, aspect 1:1.6 (Golden section))

Spelling & Style check

Spell checkers are available in many text editors by default, however several tools exist to check the style of text as well. Some suggestions:

- LanguageTool[8] - Java tool to check style for OpenOffice or command line
- TextLint[9] - style checker plugin for emacs/vi/textmate or as standalone
- GNU diction[10] - command line tools


- The image `placeholder.pdf' was copied from Wikipedia[11]. This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Vadmium at the English Wikipedia project. This applies worldwide.
- jabbrv_yahapj.bst is a fork of yahapj.bst[2] adapted for use with jabbrv[3].
- This style is very loosely based on Alfred de Wijn's thesis, available at http://www.iluvatar.org/~dwijn/thesis


- https://code.google.com/p/bibstuff/
- http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Formatting
- http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Page_Layout
- http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/


[1] http://www.compholio.com/latex/jabbrv/
[2] https://github.com/pkgw/yahapj/
[3] http://www.compholio.com/latex/jabbrv/
[4] http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/math.html
[5] http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/mathfonts.html
[6] http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/58098/what-are-all-the-font-styles-i-can-use-in-math-mode
[7] http://latex-project.org/papers/unicode-mathematics-in-LaTeX.pdf
[8] https://www.languagetool.org/
[9] http://scg.unibe.ch/research/textlint
[10] https://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html
[11] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Question_opening-closing.svg


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