[OS X TeX] Setting up dissertation text

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen toke_knudsen at brown.edu
Tue Apr 8 10:34:24 EDT 2008

Hi all,

This does not relate to TeX on Mac specifically, but I am hoping that 
someone might be able to offer me a hint.

I am handing in my dissertation soon, and the following rules have to 
be followed:

Standard typefaces set to print at 10-, 11-, or 12-point font are 
acceptable. All text should be double-spaced, except for block 
quotations, captions, long headings, and footnotes. All these should be 
single-spaced with a blank line between items.


The following margins should be observed: the margin on the left (the 
binding side) should be 1.5 inches wide. The top, bottom and right-hand 
margins should be 1 inch wide. Any manuscript with margins which do not 
meet these guidelines will be returned to the candidate for correction.


Each page, including blank ones, must have a number. The number should 
not appear on the title page or the copyright page but, these pages are 
assigned numbers and are included in the pagination. Preliminary pages 
are numbered with lower case roman numerals, centered at the foot of 
the page, three-fourths of an inch from the bottom edge. The title page 
counts as page i but the number does not appear on the page. The 
remainder of the dissertation is numbered with Arabic numerals 
beginning with 1.

On pages with major headings (e.g., the first page of a chapter), the 
numbers should be centered at the bottom as on the preliminary pages. 
On all other pages, they should be placed flush with the margin at the 
top right corner of the page, three-fourths of an inch below the top 

I am using LaTeX.

I have difficulties with how to make the text double-spaced while 
having block quotations, captions, and footnotes single-spaced.  Is 
there an easy way to do that?

For the margins, I have the following in my preamble:

\oddsidemargin	0.5in
\evensidemargin	0.0in
\textwidth			6.0in
\headheight		0.0in
\topmargin		-0.5in
\textheight			9.0in

But this works funnily sometimes, and there may be a better way to do 

Also, does anyone have an idea about how to go about the page numbering 
as per the above directions?

As I said, I know that this does not relate directly to Mac, but if 
anyone have any suggestions, I would appreciate it greatly.

Many thanks!


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