# [texhax] Latex Dissertation

Nate Iverson iverson.nate at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 16:43:03 CEST 2010

```Kyle,

Go for it. Once you get the formatting demons under control it's not
too bad. I made a document class years ago for my school and have been
maintaining it. The way I did the formatting was with the geometry
package and setspace and ragged2e to do the RaggedRight margins my
school wanted. Since I wanted to make the process automated for future
generations I built it into a document class.
You may want to consider using hyperref at least for the revision
process. http://www.tug.org/applications/hyperref/manual.html

Best and Good Luck,

-nate iverson

http://www-math.bgsu.edu/~inathan/bgsu_latex_class.html

Here are some snippets of the formatting work done in bgsu.cls

\usepackage{ragged2e} % to allow ragged right margins
\RaggedRight %In main document

% 1 inch margins pagenumbers only in 3/4 inch, footnotes included as
part of text
\usepackage{geometry}

\usepackage{setspace} % For double spacing
\doublespacing % In main document

\bibliographystyle{plain}

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Kyle Conway <kyle.r.conway at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm thinking (strongly) about using Latex for composing my dissertation. My
> school offers no official support for their very specific formating. Is
> there anywhere I can find help when I need it for formatting support later
> on?
>
> Thanks very much,
>
> Kyle R Conway
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