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# LaTeX template for TUM theses

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This is a LaTeX template created according to the guidelines for TUM informatics theses in SS 2013. **Always check the [current formatting guidelines][thesis-guidelines] before you hand in.** See [`build/main.pdf`][sample-pdf] for an example PDF created with this template.
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Note: Because of copyright considerations, TUM logos are not included in this template and have to be downloaded separately (see instructions below).
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Comments & contributions welcome!

## Quickstart

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 * Clone/fork the repository.
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 * If your editor provides support for compiling LaTeX, set it up to use `pdflatex` and `biber`. Set the master document to `main.tex`. Alternatively, you can use the provided Makefile to generate a PDF in the `build` directory (requires `latexmk`).
 * Look for `TODO` comments in the provided files. Start at `main.tex`.
 * If you want to add TUM logos to the cover and title pages:
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   * Log in to [MyTUM][mytum].
   * Download the TUM logo from [here][mytum-logo-tum] and save it to `logos/tum.pdf`.
   * Download your faculty's logo from [here][mytum-logo-faculty] and save it to `logos/faculty.pdf`.
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   * Some logos might not be cropped; execute the `crop-logos` script to do that for you. The script requires the `pdfcrop` tool (included in TeX Live/MiKTeX), so make sure your `PATH` environment variable is set accordingly.
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If you are new to LaTeX, the [ShareLaTeX knowledge base][sharelatex-kb] or the [LaTeX Wikibook][latex-wikibook] might help.

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For general LaTeX questions, use [TeX StackExchange][tex-se].
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## License

[![Creative Commons License][license-image]][license]

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This template is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License][license], meaning that:
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 * You can share (copy, redistribute) and adapt (remix, transform, build upon) this template for any purpose, even commercially.
 * If you share the template or a modified (derived) version of it, you must attribute the template to the original authors ([Florian Walch and contributors][template-authors]) by providing a [link to the original template][template-url] and indicate if changes were made.
 * Any derived template has to use the [same][license] or a [compatible license][license-compatible].

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The license **applies only to the template**; there are no restrictions on the resulting PDF file or the contents of your thesis.
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[latex-wikibook]: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX
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[license-compatible]: https://creativecommons.org/compatiblelicenses
[license-image]: https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/4.0/88x31.png
[license]: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
[mytum-logo-faculty]: https://portal.mytum.de/corporatedesign/download/fakultaetslogos/index_html
[mytum-logo-tum]: https://portal.mytum.de/corporatedesign/download/TUM_Logo/index_html
[mytum]: https://portal.mytum.de
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[sample-pdf]: https://raw.github.com/fwalch/tum-thesis-latex/master/build/main.pdf
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[tex-se]: https://tex.stackexchange.com/
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[thesis-guidelines]: http://www.in.tum.de/en/current-students/administrative-matters/thesis-guidelines-and-topics.html