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# Prologue Commands

At the beginning of every University of Colorado thesis are a series of special prologue'' pages, including the titlepage, abstract page, and signature page. These will be generated automatically if you provide the necessary information.

## Required information

Below are the commands you must in the preamble before the \begin{document} command. They can be entered in any order. If you forget to put any of these in the preamble, LaTeX will generate an error.

\title{ ... }
The title of your thesis. Don't explicitly break the lines using the \\'' command; let LaTeX do it.

\author{ first middle }{ last }
Be sure to remember and divide your name as shown above.

Your advisor's full name and title. The name should be in the usual order (first, middle, last). The title'' is your advisor's official university title, e.g., Professor'' or Assistant Professor''.

The name of the second person who will sign your thesis. The name should be in the usual order (first, middle, last). If you have additional readers, use the optional commands \readerThree{} and \readerFour{} in the same way.

\degree{ long description }{ short description }
The first argument is the long description of your degree, e.g., Doctor of Philosophy'' or Masters of Science''. The second argument is the abbreviated description of the degree followed by the subject, e.g., Ph.D., Biology''.

\dept{ designation }{ name }
The department granting your degree. The first argument is the official university designation of the department, e.g., Department of'' or College of'' or School of''. The second argument is the department name, e.g., Mathematics''.

\otherdegrees{ ... }
The list of other degrees you hold, as described in the Specifications. Break lines using the \\'' command.

\abstract{\OnePageChapter ... }
Use this for your thesis abstract. In the body of the abstract you can include commands, math mode, multiple paragraphs, etc. Leave out the \OnePageChapter if your abstract runs over one page.

## Optional prologue commands

The following commands are optional.

\degreeyear{...}
The year you receive your degree. If you don't include this, LaTeX will just use the current year.

\dedication[ title ]{ ... }
The dedication page. The first argument, the title, is optional. The second argument is the body of the dedication. Keep it all under one page. Do not use the command \OnePageChapter here, since the dedication page must not be numbered.

\acknowledgements{ \OnePageChapter ... }
This is the acknowledgements page. The sole argument is the body of the page. Anything valid can go in here. Leave out the \OnePageChapter command if the acknowledgements run to two pages ...

## Prologue Page Numbering

The Graduate School requires that you not number the first page of every chapter, unless the chapter is only one page long, in which case, you must number it. Numbering of the pages of a chapter thus begins with the 2nd page unless you use the \OnePageChapter'' command. For example, you will probably use this command in your \abstract{} and \acknowledgements{} command unless either is longer than a single page. But do not use it in your dedication page, because that is never supposed to be numbered. Three of the prologue sections are generated by LaTeX and not created explicitly by you; the table of contents, list of figures, and list of tables. To indicate that any of these are only one page long, or nonexistent, use the following commands as needed.