UMN Thesis Style
The University of Minnesota, like most schools, has some thesis formatting rules. They also provide a LaTeX style sheet, but the word around the computer science department is that is old, fragile, and doesn't play well with modern LaTeX installations or many packages.
So I didn't use it. Instead, I used the memoir document class to format my
dissertation. It's a very configurable document class, so it wasn't too hard
to get it configured to produce what Minnesota wanted. You can get the
template from GitHub; it is a
simplified version but has all the essentials. It also uses the TeX Gyre
xelatex to embed OpenType fonts instead of the
old PostScript ones (the OpenType ones look better on-screen, IMO).
I also made use of quite a few other packages, including:
- AMS math, theorem, and symbol packages
- algpseudocode (from algorithmicx)
You can see the final result over here.