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Writing your dissertation using LaTeX

Keith Jones


The old adage, ``You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink," applies when trying to convince students to change to LaTeX for writing their thesis or dissertation. Students like to stay in their ``comfort" zone and do not look favorably toward the work of learning a new software system. To date I have convinced one professor and two students to using LaTeX as their primary document formatting system.

Keith Jones is a Ph.D student in the Industrial Engineering Department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. You can reach Keith at

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