This article is a guide to constructing a decent parent file for a thesis or dissertation compiled in Latex. The specific details implemented here, and included in the example files, are those set out by the guidelines for submission to the University of Nottingham, but can be easily amended to suit any sensible requirements. Considerable attention has been paid to presenting the final document as a PDF file, which keeps the file size manageable compared to postscript and allows groovy add-ons such as hyperlinks and back-referencing. However, several hacks are required to attain good functionality from your PDF file and these can give the latex code a mysterious and messy appearance in places. While I highly recommend the inclusion of the PDF-related commands, they are not strictly necessary and can be ignored - especially if you are new to Latex. The code outlined below was designed and implemented on the unix system at Nottingham.
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Academia Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for academics and those enrolled in higher education. It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. If there's no template, then the choice is yours. However, you should make sure to pick a font that's easy to read. For an academic paper each publisher journal have their standards.
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We recommend these fonts because they are legible and widely available and because they include special characters such as math symbols and Greek letters. Historically, sans serif fonts have been preferred for online works and serif fonts for print works; however, modern screen resolutions can typically accommodate either type of font, and people who use assistive technologies can adjust font settings to their preferences. For more on how font relates to accessibility, visit the page on the accessibility of APA Style. Font is covered in Section 2.