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Most universities have a style guide that you must follow when writing your thesis. When my wife wrote her thesis, she was required to follow the MLA style guide, which is where the rules for indentation and spacing, etc. are found. I'd go to either your thesis committee or to your university's library to talk to somebody about the submission requirements. ...


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If you're anticipating large structural changes to your LaTeX documents, then a version control system might do you some good. If that's the case, use git since you're familiar with it. Mercurial (hg) is similar enough that you wouldn't have problems if you go that route, although the cloning and branching paradigm seems a bit different (FWIW, I'm pretty ...


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You can use LaTeX to create PDFs for publishers who accept submissions in that file format. Otherwise, don't use LaTeX --edit-- (unless they instructed you to use a specific LaTeX class for your document, a specialized situation) --edit-- I believe there are a few scientific journals that accept LaTeX code as submittals, but they usually require you ...


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I would say that the newest, and in my view most promising, trend in in the use of lightweight markup languages, specifically Markdown, reStructuredText, and ASCIIDoc. Both commercial WYSIWYG tools like FrameMaker and XML vocabularies like DocBook and DITA require complex and somewhat cumbersome editors and tend to clutter the writing experience with ...



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