[OS X TeX] Chapter proof outputs
alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Fri Jun 17 15:12:53 EDT 2016
I use include now for all the chapters.
The objective of the chapter proof is that it does not provide all the
front matter, ToC's, etc. Just a one page coversheet with the
appropriate details on it.
The structure is all provided in a class file, so a function that
provides one structure (full thesis) or the other (chapter proof) might
work. However a simplistic A or B option loses all the aux data (cross
refs, counters, etc.) that would make a chapter proof more useful.
I have looked at splitting the pdf, but frankly, I would get various
results if students were left to do this.
On 18/06/16 4:51 am, Giovanni Dore wrote:
> You can use \include and \includeonly.
> See https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX/includeonly or http://www.tex.ac.uk/FAQ-conditional.html.
> Giovanni Dore
> Il giorno 16/giu/2016, alle ore 23.19, Alan Litchfield ha scritto:
>> I know this is a question that comes up from time to time, but I have yet to find a satisfactory answer. I just hoping for some suggestions for improvement.
>> Several (many) years ago I developed a thesis template while doing my master thesis based on the report class. I further adapted it for my PhD and some folk saw what I'd done and asked to use it. Since then, it has become the defacto template for the university where I work. That means I have had to spend a lot of time cleaning it up, simplifying parts and writing documentation on how to use it. Now I am at a stage where I need to resolve an annoyance, which is *how to generate chapter proofs* for supervisors to check.
>> Presently, I have two template headers: one for the whole thesis that generates all the front matter, chapters (as includes), ToCs, etc.; the other is for chapter proofs that produces a front page with the student name, chapter title, etc and then the chapter as an include (the person changes the chapter file to be included for each proof).
>> The downside of the present situation is that chapter numbers have to be replaced with a preset counter ("X" in this case) and cross references to other chapters are broken.
>> What I would like is to present the option of a chapter proof as an option declared such as this for a full thesis:
>> and this for a chapter proof:
>> In other words, that unless "proof=[some file name]" is declared as an option, the whole thesis is generated. It would be really nice if the thesis aux file were used to maintain the integrity of counters and labels.
>> As I said, suggestions are very welcome. The template lives at:
>> Dr Alan Litchfield
>> PO Box 1941
>> Auckland, New Zealand 1140
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