# Howto write a thesis using LaTeX, Part 3: Tips and Tricks

We’ve already seen in part 1 and part 2 of this tutorial, how to install and set up software components and howto organize folders and files. Also, we have created a basic structure of our thesis. In this final part 3, I will give you some tips and tricks that made my live easier while creating my PhD thesis.

To be easier found by search engines, I’m gonna create a separate post for each single tip, trick or hack, whatever name you prefer. But, in order to preserve the scope of this tutorial, we will see how to include the generated stuff into our test thesis.

So, here you go, a list of tips, tricks and hacks helping you with your thesis:

Assume you have generated an image like described in the link above, you can use the following code to include it to your thesis:

An example figure is shown in Figure ??.
\begin{figure}[ht]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{fig/image.pdf}
\caption[Short caption]{Detailed caption}
\label{fig:image}
\end{figure}

And of course, we need to import the graphicx package in the preamble of the Thesis.tex file:

\usepackage{graphicx}

Thesis Template

If you are a student of the faculty “Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin der Universität Regensburg” in Germany, you can also download the predefined title page:
UR-Titlepage
Thesis Template with UR title page included

I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial. Now you are all set, you are prepared to write a thesis so fancy that you supervisor is forced to give you the best mark available without reading even a single word of you’ve written. I’m just kidding, of course, content is most important, but at least, you do not have to figure out every problem with LaTeX on your own and you can invest your time on writing text.

If you like this tutorial, please recommend it and leave a command, if you don’t like, tell me what you want me to improve or just don’t tell anybody 😉

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## 24 thoughts on “Howto write a thesis using LaTeX, Part 3: Tips and Tricks”

1. u just made me easier…..i was so worried about my thesis that how should i do it in latex but u just make it possible for me in one!!! what i can say (article)………thumbs up for u….:)

2. Thanks so much. This was very helpful! I do not need to worry about writing the thesis in LaTeX.

3. Than you very much, i got stuck in the reference part but finally managed to do it. 😀

• Hey, I am also stuck in the reference part. Gives me an error “reference not defined”. Did you had the same issues?