The DigiLab is pleased to announce the creation of a dissertation template for LaTeX.
In addition to the Graduate School’s template for Word, the LaTeX template gives users another method for writing, editing, and compiling their dissertation. The template, authorized for use by the Grad School, sets up your margins, font size, sections, and page numbers within the template. The user can add their own content and be confident that the LaTeX file will handle all the basic formatting for you.
LaTeX is the industry standard for scientific writing. It is much better than standard word processing applications at writing mathematical and chemical formulae and is adept as incorporating and organizing figures and tables. Most importantly, it keeps track of all your references and automates your in-text citations and bibliography saving you a lot of time and stress. No matter the discipline, the template is flexible and adjustable to the user’s needs.
If you’re new to LaTeX it can be a steep learning curve. While it may require time spent learning and adjusting to LaTeX at the beginning, it will save time and frustration in the long run. To get you started in LaTeX, we’re offering a series of three workshops, each offered twice in February. Recordings of the three workshops will be made available as well as supplemental material.
Introduction to LaTeX
How to best use LaTeX and learn its syntax and logic.
The UGA LaTeX Template
How to apply the UGA LaTeX template to your thesis or dissertation.
Friday, February 28, 2:30-3:20 p.m. in the DigiLab, 3rd floor Main Library | Register
Advanced Topics in LaTeX
Customize and use LaTeX for your own discipline.
Friday, March 6, 2:30-3:20 p.m. in the DigiLab, 3rd floor Main Library | Register
For our full template and instructions on getting started with LaTeX, visit our GitHub repository