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1. Introduction: Why LaTeX?

When it is time to write your thesis or dissertation, your choice of document technology depends on several factors.

Given these considerations, the LaTeX document preparation system is a good choice. The New Mexico Tech Computer Center provides a LaTeX framework that helps you structure your thesis or dissertation and lets you concentrate on content and getting published.

Note

For convenience, we will refer to the final document as “the thesis” in this publication, but the framework described here works equally well for doctoral dissertations or independent study reports.

Details of the implementation of this stylesheet are given in a separate document: NMT Thesis Stylesheet: Internals.