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”