[texhax] making a class file

Senthil Kumar M senthil.debian at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 09:09:56 CEST 2007

Check out Dr. Nicola Talbot's guide for writing PhD thesis in LaTeX:


A search in google will provide you various class files for PhD theses
(university pages and personal pages). From my own experience, it is
easier to choose one that closely matches your university's
requirements and modify that to your need, instead of writing one from

Also see the TeX FAQ for writing your own LaTeX classes or packages:




Senthil Kumar M PhD
Laboratory of Molecular Oncology,
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics,
ECIL Road, Hyderabad 500 076 INDIA

On 6/18/07, umesh rai <bumeshrai at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to write my PhD thesis in latex. But my university doesn't have
> its own thesis class file. It has only a word template. Half a dozen
> thesis classes, available with Miktex are not suitable for my purpose
> as the university is very strict on its style sheet.
> I how now decided to make a latex class file for my university and
> upload it for general use. But unfortunately, I have been just a user
> of latex and never a developer. I require help in turning into a
> developer fast, so my request is to know
> 1. Whether a software tool for latex developer to develop his own class file ?
> 2. Are there any tutorials on how to develop your own class files.
> Thanks
> B.Umesh rai
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