To help New Mexico Tech graduate students write clear, attractive theses and dissertations that conform to the formatting requirements of the Graduate Office, we present here a stylesheet for the LaTeX document preparation system. The instructions for using the stylesheet are online: see Writing a New Mexico Tech thesis with LaTex .
This document presents the actual LaTeX commands of the stylesheet in lightweight literate programming form.
For the reader unfamiliar with LaTeX, especially the construction of style and class files, here are some good resources.
Kopka, Helmut, and Patrick W. Daly. Guide to LaTeX. Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0-321-17385-6.
Appendix D, “LaTeX programming,” is particularly valuable.
Mittelbach, Frank, and Michel Goossens. The LaTeX Companion, 2nd ed. Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0-201-36299-6.
Goes into more depth on stylesheet and class file construction.