TOPtesi bundle version 6.x Copyright 2008-2018 Claudio Beccari LaTeX Project Public Licence LPPL v.1.3c (or later) The TOPtesi bundle contains everything is needed for typesetting a bachelor, master or PhD thesis in Italian (or in any other language supported by LaTeX: the bundle supports multi-language use). The infix strings may be selected and/or specified at will by means of a configuration file, so as to customise the information of the front page to the requirements of a specific university and a specific language. Thanks to its language management, the bundle is suited for multi-language theses that are more and more frequent thanks to the double degree programs of the European Union Erasmus programs or the Life Long Learning European programs. This version 6.x is backwards compatible, but it is completely new; it uses key=value options, and uses different modules to typeset any type of thesis supported by the package; it allows to select the use of the frontespizio package to typeset the title page in substitution of its standard modules; it allows a custom setting, to let the user typeset the titlepage with his/her own title page layout. As a new feature, among the various thesis types there is also the one that Italian students submit to the examining committee of their final high-school State Exam. Version 6.2.09 has a different (backwards compatible) way of handling the metadata required by the PDF/A regulations. It has a check to inhibit the use of hacked and/obsolete versions of its modules, so as to avoid requests of assistance in these cases: a strong visible message is issued to warn the user and the job is aborted. The documentation is further corrected and updated. Version 6.2.05 has several corrections to the documentation; in particular for what concerns the production of PDF/A compliant files, since the actual pdfx package has a glitch, known to its maintainers, that is not yet repaired, although they gave a patch to override the mentioned glitch. Version 6.2.04 differs from the previous one because the module for PhD theses developed at the Doctoral School of Politecnico di Torino was setup to use by default the IEEE bibliography style. Since, obviously, not all PhD theses deal with the disciplines connected to the IEEE, a new option is available to let the PhD student to set up the style s/he needs in accordance with the practice in the disciplines s/he is working in. Moreover documentation has been significantly modified and upgraded. Version 6.1.12 just differs from the previous 6.x versions because some little bugs were corrected and the documentation was upgraded. Version 5.92 of TOPtesi was intended to be compliant also with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX; the documentation explains also how to obtain PDF/A-1b archivable files from pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX, and LuaLaTeX. This particular functionality was up to date with respect to package pdfx dated 2016/05/03 v.1.5.8. Version 5.91 contained some small enhancements and bug corrections. Version 5.90 was enhanced with some more class options that allowed TOPtesi to be used with external packages for typesetting the title page in different styles. It had a completely enhanced and redone Italian documentation file toptesi-it.pdf. For installation, if the package is not already installed in your TeX system distribution, either read the Italian documentation toptesi-it.pdf or move the toptesi.zip file to .../texmf/source/latex/toptesi. and decompress it. Then run pdflatex on toptesi.dtx in order to get the class, style and configuration files (and the pdf documentation in English) and move the .tex, .cls, .sty, and .cfg files (including the example .tex and .pdf files) to .../texmf/tex/latex/toptesi/. Two fake logos of the "Institute of Technology of Turin" and its Doctoral School are provided, in substitution of the legal official ones. They both have a "FAKE LOGO" watermark so as to be sure they are not used in place of the official ones. In the documentation of this bundle they are used as examples of possible logos, but they do not represent in any way any official logo. Even the fake institutional name, the translation in English of the official Italian one, has nothing to do with the trademarked one, the only one the Politecnico of Torino bachelor, master, and PH.D. students should use for their actual theses; they have to get the official logos from their Student Office, or from the official restricted Web site where only institutional students have access. Move the .txt and the remaining .pdf files plus this README file to .../texmf/doc/latex/toptesi. If the mentioned folders do not exist, create them. For a personal installation, the /texmf folder is your personal one, rooted in your home directory: ~ on Linux; ~/Library on Mac OSX; on a path with different names on different Windows systems, all of them containing in one form or another your login name; in recent Windows editions your home directory is C:\Users\<your login name>. If you are running a Windows platform change the slashes into backslashes and prefix all paths with the drive letter and any other specific prefix that is actually used in your texmf tree. Remember to refresh the filename database if you are using a MiKTeX installation! This operation is not required if you have a TeXLive installation. The package is already installed with complete TeXLive, MacTeX or MiKTeX distributions. In this case you don't need to decompress anything and move files around; in case of TeX system upgrades you package manager will do the work for you. Possibly check if the CTAN repository contains a newer version and, in case, use your package manager to upgrade your installation, but remember that you are not supposed to move or change anything in the TeX system directories.
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TOPtesi – Bundle for typesetting multilanguage theses
This bundle contains everything needed for typesetting a bachelor, master, or PhD thesis in Italian (or in any other language supported by LaTeX: the bundle is constructed to support multilingual use). The infix strings may be selected and specified at will by means of a configuration file, so as to customize the layout of the front page to the requirements of a specific university. Thanks to its language management, the bundle is suited for multilanguage theses that are becoming more and more frequent thanks to the double degree programs of the European Community Socrates programs.
Toptesi is designed to save the PDF version of a thesis in PDF/A-1b compliant mode and with all the necessary metadata.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c|
|Copyright||2005–2018 Claudio Beccari|
|Contained in||TeX Live as toptesi|
MiKTeX as toptesi