University of Utah LaTeX thesis styles

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This is the master archive site for the definitive versions of University of Utah thesis styles for LaTeX.

The new file uuthesis-2011.sty incorporates 2011-vintage page-dimension changes in the University of Utah thesis requirements. There are no other recent changes in the LaTeX support packages at this site. Use the new file like this:
    \documentclass[11pt,Chicago]{uuthesis2e}
    \usepackage{uuthesis-2011}
    \usepackage{...}
    \usepackage{graphicx} % for graphics and for committee approval page
    ...
    \begin{document}
    \frontmatterformat
    \titlepage
    \copyrightpage                                      % unnumbered page i
    %% the 2012-vintage committee approval page is 
    %% supplied as a full-page image from a PDF or 
    %% EPS file to which has been added suitable
    %% names and dates (but NO actual signatures!)
    \setcounter{page}{2}                                % force page counter to ii
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    \vbox{\centerline{\includegraphics{approval}}}      % unnumbered page ii
    \preface{abstract}{Abstract}                        %   numbered page iii
    \tableofcontents                                    % unnumbered page iv

    ...
    \end{document}
For a diagram showing how page layout is specified, see Figure C.3, page 182, of The LaTeX User's Guide and Reference Manual (1994). There are more detailed diagrams here: layout.dvi, layout.pdf, layout.ps, layout.tex.
A new document introduced in Fall 2013, Typesetting and writing hints for theses and dissertations , contains solutions for many problems that students routinely meet during their writing projects. There is also a color PDF version for offline printing and viewing. Despite the last four words of the title, much of the information is generic and applicable to other technical documents.
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If you print your thesis from a PDF file, do so with a normal Unix lpr command, if possible. Otherwise, if you print from a PDF viewer, make sure in the printer option panel that page scaling is turned off, because viewers have options to rescale pages to fit by width or height, and may remember those options from run to run. With the page dimensions for 2011 or later, the printed output should have lines that are exactly 6 inches (152.4mm) wide.

This directory tree contains thesis styles for LaTeX 2.09 and 2e to support production of undergraduate and graduate theses and dissertations that conform to the strict formatting requirements of the University of Utah Handbook for Theses and Dissertations . A local copy is available here if that link is broken.

Under no circumstances should these style files be changed by student authors. Instead, create a private style file with your own definitions and extensions that is loaded after the main style file with an \input{} (2.09) or \usepackage{} (2e) command. Any changes that your private style file makes to standard macros are your own responsibility.

If you have style files of the same names as found in this tree, but with different contents, then they are suspect, and very likely, invalid. To allow checking of your local files against the master archive, here are MD5 checksums of the class and style files in this tree:

d4d9f6f7150ba22807f3f485d48b08ac  honorsthesis/uuhonors.sty
c51aecc09721395ced41f13162d1f974  latex209/uut11.sty
dc1e7c3c8e996a99d751a90190a5e5b7  latex209/uut12.sty
b82399e91c2260b4f47879fbeb2e6f81  latex209/uuthesis1-8.sty
0a69677ad7233a546c438a267569c9a0  latex209/uuthesis1-8beta.sty
69c5cd69db457d1aed091a735a72154f  latex2e/amssymb.sty
069fa10600e6c75571510d104ec9c3c3  latex2e/amssymbols.sty
931a3257bc24029f54dd0cd90e73732a  latex2e/uuthesis2e.cls
9942dade738a99496696aa1185b2f7bc  layout.dvi
7117cf69e9f35bff5641ec6ba05254d5  layout.pdf
634e022f3acf8b2f8001297c67ff7545  layout.ps
215e8afcabb3fc185ad9495a5ad3a05e  layout.tex
48681690696b218229a3aabf01208428  samplethesis209/auxdefs.sty
4ae45c2909d507ca66647cde8f73f1a0  samplethesis209/diagram.sty
7359faf31332f1a3668e5921316d490f  samplethesis209/lamsarrow.sty
bb9320b0213c47f7f021702fb59a5897  samplethesis209/tgrind.sty
94d6d331f09b9295f9642249652b25f3  samplethesis209/thesis.sty
b82399e91c2260b4f47879fbeb2e6f81  samplethesis209/uuthesis1-8.sty
48681690696b218229a3aabf01208428  samplethesis2e/auxdefs.sty
4ae45c2909d507ca66647cde8f73f1a0  samplethesis2e/diagram.sty
7359faf31332f1a3668e5921316d490f  samplethesis2e/lamsarrow.sty
bb9320b0213c47f7f021702fb59a5897  samplethesis2e/tgrind.sty
94d6d331f09b9295f9642249652b25f3  samplethesis2e/thesis.sty
931a3257bc24029f54dd0cd90e73732a  samplethesis2e/uuthesis2e.cls
1ad8061114914b84e2d092076b8e141b  uuthesis-2011.sty
WARNING: LaTeX 2.09 has been obsolete since the publication in 1994 of the second edition of Leslie Lamport's LaTeX: A Document Preparation System: User's Guide and Reference Manual and The LaTeX Companion. In 2004, a highly-recommended second edition of the latter appeared. The old 2.09 styles are preserved for historical interest only; all new theses must use the new 2e styles.

It is recommended that you fetch and unpack one of the archive files in .jar, .tar.bz2, .tar.gz, or .zip format, rather than fetching individual files. That way, you will be sure to have everything, and the important file timestamps will be preserved.

Each of the archive files is digitally signed with a detached .sig signature file. You can verify the authenticity of the archive with either pgp or gpg like this:

% gpg latex2e.tar.gz.sig
...
gpg: Signature made Fri Sep 24 11:02:39 2004 MDT using DSA key ID CB547556
gpg: Good signature from "Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe@math.utah.edu>"

% pgp latex2e.tar.gz.sig
...
Good signature from user "Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe@math.utah.edu>".
Signature made 2004/09/24 01:05 GMT

Follow this link for more information about PGP, GnuPG, and digital signatures.

00dir.cmd FTP command file in alphabetical order
00dir.html verbose alphabetical directory listing
00dir.lst verbose alphabetical directory listing
00tdir.cmd FTP command file in reverse-time order
00tdir.html verbose reverse-time order directory listing
00tdir.lst verbose reverse-time order directory listing
MD5SUM MD5 checksums
MD5SUM.asc digitally-signed MD5 checksums
README.NOW Remarks from the style-files maintainer.
honorsthesis Undergraduate Honors Thesis style
honorsthesis.jar archive of Undergraduate Honors Thesis style tree
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honorsthesis.tar.gz archive of Undergraduate Honors Thesis style tree
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honorsthesis.zip archive of Undergraduate Honors Thesis style tree
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latex209 obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style tree
latex209.jar archive of obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style tree
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latex209.tar.gz archive of obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style tree
latex209.tar.gz.sig detached binary digital signature file
latex209.zip archive of obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style tree
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latex2e LaTeX 2e style tree
latex2e.jar archive of LaTeX 2e style tree
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latex2e.tar.gz archive of LaTeX 2e style tree
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latex2e.zip archive of LaTeX 2e style tree
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samplethesis209 tree with sample thesis in obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style
samplethesis209.jar archive of tree with sample thesis in obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style
samplethesis209.jar.sig detached binary digital signature file
samplethesis209.tar.gz archive of tree with sample thesis in obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style
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samplethesis209.zip archive of tree with sample thesis in obsolete LaTeX 2.09 style
samplethesis209.zip.sig detached binary digital signature file
samplethesis2e tree with sample thesis in LaTeX 2e style
samplethesis2e.jar archive of tree with sample thesis in LaTeX 2e style
samplethesis2e.jar.sig detached binary digital signature file
samplethesis2e.tar.gz archive of tree with sample thesis in LaTeX 2e style
samplethesis2e.tar.gz.sig detached binary digital signature file
samplethesis2e.zip archive of tree with sample thesis in LaTeX 2e style
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uuguide.pdf PDF of users guide: Using LaTeX for University of Utah Theses
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uuguide.ps PostScript of users guide: Using LaTeX for University of Utah Theses
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uuguide.tex LaTeX source for Users guide: Using LaTeX for University of Utah Theses
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uuthesis-2011.sty page-dimension changes for 2011
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