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UC Thesis - A LyX layout with sample template based on the UCThesis LaTeX Class

Description

UCThesis is a LyX layout and LaTeX class for creating thesis documents. As of April 2013 this layout complies with dissertation formatting requirements of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley.

Download and Installation

  1. Download UCThesisForLyx.zip v2.4
  2. Unpack the zip file. It will contain two folders, the configuration files in ..\Configuration Files and an example thesis in ..\example

Windows Installation

  1. Add LaTeX class files to MiKTEX.
    • Copy the ..\Configuration Files\ucthesisLyx folder to the MiKTEX program directory ..\MiKTEX x.x\tex\latex where x.x is the MiKTEX version installed.
    • Copy the ucthesisBibStyle folder to the MiKTEX program directory ..\MiKTEX x.x\bibtex\bst where x.x is the MiKTEX version installed.
    • Open the MiKTEX Settings Manager located at Start>Programs>MiKTEX x.x>Maintenance (Admin). Under the General Tab select Refresh FNDB. This will add the ucthesisLyx folder to MiKTEX.
  2. Add the ucthesisLyx.layout file to LyX
    • Copy ucthesisLyx.layout to ..\LyXx.x\Resources\layouts where x.x is the version of LyX installed.
    • Open LyX
    • Reconfigure the application by selecting Tools > Reconfigure
    • Restart LyX

GNU/Linux Installation

  1. Copy the ucthesisLyx folder to ~/texmf/tex/latex
    • Note: If the ~/texmf/tex/latex directory does not exist, it can be created by entering the following command in a terminal mkdir -p ~/texmf/tex/latex
  2. Copy the ucthesisBibStyle folder to ~/texmf/bibtex/bst
    • Note: If the ~/texmf/bibtex/bst directory does not exist, it can be created by entering the following command at terminal mkdir -p ~/texmf/bibtex/bst
  3. Add the ucthesisLyx.layout file to LyX.
    • Copy ucthesisLyx.layout to ~/.lyx/layouts
    • Open LYX
    • Reconfigure the application by selecting Tools > Reconfigure
    • Restart LYX

Mac OS Installation

  1. Copy the ucthesisLyx folder to ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
    • Note: In Mac OS Lion the Library folder is hidden by default. It can be accessed by holding down the Option key when clicking the Go menu in Finder- the Library icon will appear as a menu option.
    • Note: If the ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex directory does not exist, it can be created by entering the following command at terminal mkdir -p ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
  2. Copy the ucthesisBibStyle folder to ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst
    • Note: If the ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst directory does not exist, it can be created by entering the following command at terminal mkdir -p ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst
  3. Add the ucthesisLyx.layout file to LyX.
    • Copy ucthesisLyx.layout to /Applications/LYX.app/Contents/Resources/layouts
    • Open LYX
    • Reconfigure the application by selecting LyX > Reconfigure
    • Restart LYX

Upgrading from Previous Version

  1. If you are upgrading from a previous version of UCThesisForLyx, follow the instructions above, replacing the existing files in ucthesisLyx and ucthesisBibStyle folders with those from the latest version.
  2. Upgrading UCThesisForLyx on Windows
    • Open the MiKTEX Settings Manager located at Start>Programs>MiKTEX x.x>Maintenance (Admin). Under the General Tab select Refresh FNDB.
    • Reconfigure LyX by selecting Tools > Reconfigure and restarting
  3. Upgrading UCThesisForLyx on Mac OS
    • Reconfigure LyX by selecting LyX > Reconfigure and restarting

Open the Example Thesis

  1. After installing/upgrading UCThesisForLyx, open ..\example\Thesis.lyx. Confirm that the Thesis (University of California Thesis Class) is available as a Document Class by selecting Document > Settings and selecting Thesis (University of California Thesis Class) from the drop-down menu.
  2. In LyX, select View >> View [PDF (pdflatex)]. If the document compiles the installation of UCThesisForLyx has been successful.

Example Thesis

The ..\example folder contains an example thesis which can be used as a template for writing.

The files included in this template are:

Thesis.lyx

The main LyX document. Links to all the front matter, chapters, appendices, and bibliography

frontmatter.tex

Set title, author, degree information, committee members

preface.tex

Content for preface

acknowledge.tex

Text for acknowledgements page

ListOfAcronyms.tex

Document for listing any acronyms used in the thesis

NotationAndSymbols.tex

Document for listing the notation and symbols used in the thesis

abstract.tex

Text for abstract

macros.tex

File to save any LaTeX macros you will be using the thesis

Folder - Appendices

Contains the appendices, each appendix is an individual document

Folder - Bibliography

Contains the BibTex files for references

Folder - Chapters

Contains the individual chapters. Includes a subfolder images for images

LyX Thesis Options

Three options can be set under the Document > Settings > Documents Settings panel. If not specified the thesis defaults are 12pt, single spaced, with chapter titles having a separate page. The following options can be entered in the "Class options" box

Font Size: Text size for body of document.

Available Options: 10pt, 11pt, or 12pt

Line Spacing: Select either single or double spaced lines.

Available Options: SingleSpaced or DoubleSpaced

Chapter title: Chapter title appears on separate page from main text

Available Options: ChapterTitleNewPage or ChapterTitleSamePage

Bibliography style: Set appearance of citations and presentation of references.

Available Options: Two styles are included with the layout, the first for listing references alphabetically (UCThesisBibStylePlain) and the second according to their order of appearance within the text (UCThesisBibStyleUnsrt). If further customization is required, the layout supports any bibliographic style (.bst) file installed on the system.

For example, a 11pt, double spaced thesis with the chapter titles on a separate page and references listed alphabetically would be 11pt, DoubleSpaced, ChapterTitleNewPage, LyXBibliographyStyle=UCThesisBibStyleUnsrt

References

Contributors

Jonathan Dreyer - http://www.jdreyer.com/projects/LyX/

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