VUW TeX Template


\label{C:intro} The style attempts to do 2 things:

  1. produce the correct front pages – explained in Chapter \ref{C:ex};

  2. meet the library requirement for the deposit of theses – explained in Chapter \ref{C:lib}.

We try to set the front pages up after the fashion of the example on p58 of the 2002 PhD handbook. (Available at, March 2003).

I assume that you are using or, preferably, . The book style has things like \frontmatter defined, which make life a little easier.

Although the style alters the margins, and so on, if you’d prefer to do something else then feel free to set them all yourself. In this case you will probably want to look at the package.



Any acknowledgments should go in here, between the title page and the table of contents. The acknowledgments do not form a proper chapter, and so don’t get a number or appear in the table of contents.

The front pages


You can declare:

  • an author using \author{} – your full name;

  • a title using \title{} – ALL IN CAPITALS IN THE EXAMPLE, but we use \Large and \bf , so normal case will do;

  • a subject using \subject{} – probably Computer Science, but you can pick anything you like;

  • an abstract using \abstract{} – this should be fewer then 500 words for a PhD. The handbook states “A length of about 300 words is recommended.” The style does not have an abstract environment defined, so this is a bit of a hack.

You can also specify what degree you are submitting the thesis for by using:

  • \phd , which produces “…in fulfilment of …Doctor of Philosophy”

  • \mscthesisonly , which produces “…in fulfilment of …Master of Science”

  • \mscwithhonours , which produces “…in partial fulfilment of …Master of Science with Honours”

  • \mscbothparts , which produces “…in partial fulfilment of …Master of Science”

  • \otherdegree{DEGREE OR DIPLOMA NAME} , which produces “…in fulfilment of …DEGREE OR DIPLOMA NAME”

Lorem ipsum

The following comes from (March 2003).

The standard Lorem Ipsum passage, used since the 1500s

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”

Section 1.10.32 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC

“Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?”

1914 translation by H. Rackham

“But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?”

Section 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC

“At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sun