## 5. Declarations in the preamble

The preamble, the part of your LaTeX file before the \begin{document} line, contains three types of content.

• Certain commands are required to be in the preamble. These commands set up options such as your name, the title, the degree, and so on.

• Some commands in the preamble are optional, such as your address.

• Depending on your specific needs, a number of other LaTeX commands may be included in the preamble. For example, if you are using packages such as the graphicx package that allows you to include images, the \usepackage commands that specify those packages must be located in the preamble.

The outline presented below lists the commands, in order, that the nmtthesis2015 package expects to see in your preamble.