# Publication Tools

## Dissertation

• FIRST OF ALL, you should check USC The Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation Submission Website and follow the instructions there.
• If you use LaTex, you can use the package LaTeX tools by brian gerkey or USC Robotics webpage.
• Modified version meeting USC graduate school requirements (as of Sep 2008) can be found here.
• The only unsolved problem in 'modUSCthesis.sty' is converting italic font in table of contents (TOC) into normal font.
But this can be fixed by the following trick.

1. After compiling your main tex files (assume the name of main tex file is CompressionThesis.tex), open CompressionThesis.toc. Then, add LaTex command, '\normalfont', in front of the name of TOC items.

2. Example: If you want to change 'List of Tables' in italic to normal font, change
\contentsline {chapter}{List of Tables}
into
\contentsline {chapter}{\normalfont List of Tables}
in CompressionThesis.toc file.

3. After modifying CompressionThesis.toc file, you should compile again with the option which does not compile CompressionThesis.toc again.
For example, in WinEDT, if you push the button LaTex, it will re-compile CompressionThesis.toc file while if you push the button Tex, it will not compile CompressionThesis.toc.