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On this page, I have collected various Latex-related templates which may be useful to you. The site contains a work/project diary template, three beamer templates, a report template, a Ph.D.-thesis template, and a poster template. These are primarily intended for use by other people studying or working at Aalborg University (AAU), but everyone is encouraged to use and modify my templates.

News

September 13, 2014

After many hours of coding (sloppy) Python code, I now feel fairly confident that my latest spare time project is mature enough to be used by other people. Below you can therefore download the first version of a LaTeX-based work and project diary. I have also updated all the Beamer themes and the report template. Enjoy!

May 13, 2013

A few visual updates have been added to the new AAU Simple beamer theme. The new version of the theme is 1.1.0 and can be downloaded below.

May 10, 2013

I have revised the beamer themes and the poster theme so that they comply with the design guidelines in AAU's design guide. These changes have led to that the latest version of the beamer themes and the the poster theme can be regarded as official AAU themes. Moreover, I have created a new beamer theme called AAU Simple which has no sidebar. You can download the new theme as well as the updated versions of the old themes below.

March 10, 2013

Recently, Aalborg University updated their logo and colours. If you are interested, you can read much more about it in AAU's design guide. I have also been updating the themes and templates with the new logo and colours, and you can download them below. To mark this major update, I have decided to bump all version numbers to 1. If you prefer the old AAU look, you can of course still download the old version of the themes and templates below.

August 23, 2012

In June, I wrote my Ph.D.-thesis as a collection of papers. Based on this thesis, I have created a template for writing such a thesis, and you can download it below. Enjoy!

April 20, 2012

A new version of the AAU report template (v. 0.2.0) has been uploaded. You can see the changelog and download the new version below. Moreover, it is now also possible to give feedback directly on this site.

March 14, 2012

I have finally created a poster theme. The theme is a particular configuration of the flexible baposter class. You can download and find the details below.

December 5, 2011

A new beamer theme called Aalborg is now available. The theme resembles the aausidebar beamer theme, but it is not designed around the logo of Aalborg University. It can therefore also be used by people who are not affiliated with Aalborg University (AAU).

December 4, 2011

A new version of the AAU report template (v. 0.1.1) has been uploaded. You can see the changelog and download the new version below.

September 9, 2011

A new version of the AAU sidebar beamer theme (v. 0.3.1) has been uploaded. You can see the changelog and download the new version below.

January 28, 2011

A new version of the AAU sidebar beamer theme (v. 0.3.0) has been uploaded. You can see the changelog and download the new version below.

September 20, 2010

Due to some requests, I have added a simple AAU report template based on my old reports. You can download it below.

September 18, 2010

A new version of the AAU sidebarbeamer theme (v. 0.2.0) has been uploaded. You can see the changelog and download the new version below.

September 6, 2010

This website has been created, and the first version of the AAU sidebar beamer theme (v. 0.1.0) has been uploaded.

The Work and Project Diary

Diary

How often have you returned to an old task wondering what you were thinking the last time you worked on it? Did I really write this piece of code? How did I connect the DUT to the measurement equipment? What did I search for in Google when I found that interesting paper? What did I name that file? Where did I place that piece of paper with the magnificent derivation? Unfortunately, I am guilty of asking myself these and many other questions way too often. Yes, I tend to forget things. Even important things. Things which I am sure that the future me will remember, but he often disappoints me.

I am also guilty of being a happy LaTeX2e user. And friendly - to myself at least. Therefore, I decided to create the present LaTeX-based work diary to the forgetful future me. The diary resembles a good old lab journal, but it is hopefully also much more powerful while still being fairly simple to use. The focus should be on the work - not on managing a diary - because the current me hates bureaucracy.

Sure sure, that all sounds great and all, but how do you manage the diary in two years from now when it consists of 1000 pages? What about in 10 years? Can you write confidential information in the diary and still share your work with an external partner? Yes, you can! Thanks to a tagging system, the diary can be build conditionally on these tags or on the time.

The work diary can also be used as a collaborative tool for multiple forgetful people working on the same project. When used in this way, the diary is a project diary which serves as the documentation of the project.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.0.4 2015-01-21 The index package has been updated - see more in the diary documentation.
v. 1.0.3 2014-10-22 Future tasks are now included in the diary - see more in the diary documentation.
v. 1.0.2 2014-10-08 Updated the documentation with some super useful tips.
v. 1.0.1 2014-09-29 Minor bug fixes - see the diary documentation for details.
v. 1.0.0 2014-09-13 The first version of the diary - no changelog

The AAU Sidebar Beamer Theme

AAUsidebar

A lot of the people at AAU use the beamer class to make their presentations which they give at exams, lectures, conferences, and workshops. These people often use one of the many standard beamer themes for their presentations. There is nothing wrong with these themes, and they serve their purpose. However, they are not very unique and do not promote Aalborg University very well.

In order to avoid this, I have therefore created the AAU Sidebar beamer theme. The theme is simple, clean and unique. You can download it as a zip-archive below. The archive comprises the theme files as well as AAUsidebartheme.pdf and AAUsidebartheme.tex. The last two files contain a simple user manual and the source code of the manual, respectively. The user manual contains all the details about installing and using the theme.

If you like the AAU Sidebar theme, but are not affiliated with Aalborg University, I recommend that you have a look at the Aalborg theme instead.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.4.0 2014-09-13 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.3.0 2013-05-26 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.2.0 2013-05-10 Many changes - see the changelog
v. 1.1.0 2013-03-13 Updated the title page and corrected a bug - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-03-10 Updated the theme with the new AAU logo and colours - see the changelog
v. 0.3.1 2011-09-09 Bug fix and minor changes to the documentation - see the changelog
v. 0.3.0 2011-01-28 Minor change to the theme - see the changelog
v. 0.2.0 2010-09-18 Lots of changes and enhancements - see the changelog
v. 0.1.0 2010-09-06 The first version of the theme - no changelog

The AAU Simple Beamer Theme

AAUsimple

The AAU Simple beamer theme is a simpler alternative to the AAU Sidebar for those users who prefer not to have a sidebar. With the exception of the missing sidebar, the AAU Simple beamer theme is very similar to the AAU Sidebar. You can download the theme as a zip-archive below. The archive comprises the theme files as well as AAUsimpletheme.pdf and AAUsimpletheme.tex. The last two files contain a simple user manual and the source code of the manual, respectively. The user manual contains all the details about installing and using the theme.

If you like the AAU Simple theme, but are not affiliated with Aalborg University, I recommend that you have a look at the Aalborg theme instead.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.3.2 2014-10-31 A couple of bug fixes - see the changelog
v. 1.3.1 2014-10-07 A few bug fixes - see the changelog
v. 1.3.0 2014-09-13 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.2.1 2014-04-08 Bug fixes - see the changelog
v. 1.2.0 2013-05-26 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.1.0 2013-05-13 New ways of displaying the progress have been added - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-05-10 The first version of the theme - no changelog

The Aalborg Beamer Theme

aalborg

The Aalborg beamer theme is created in an attempt to make a neutral theme which may also be used by people not affiliated with Aalborg University (AAU). In August 2010, I created the AAU Sidebar theme and published it here so that the researchers and students of Aalborg University could use it for their presentations. To my surprise, the AAU Sidebar theme has also been used by people outside of AAU despite the heavy AAU branding.

The Aalborg theme takes many of the design ideas from the AAU Sidebar theme, but it can easily be de-branded by changing the logo and the colors. Moreover, the theme is also more flexible as it allows the sidebar to be on the right or the left side of the slide. You can download the theme as a zip-archive below. The archive comprises the theme files as well as aalborgtheme.pdf and aalborgtheme.tex. The last two files contain a simple user manual and the source code of the manual, respectively. The user manual contains all the details for installing and using the theme.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.4.0 2013-09-13 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.3.0 2013-05-25 A few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.2.0 2013-05-10 A few minor changes - see the changelog
v. 1.1.0 2013-03-13 Updated the title page - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-03-10 Updated the theme with the new AAU logo and colours - see the changelog
v. 0.1.1 2012-01-17 Bug fix and minor changes to the documentation - see the changelog
v. 0.1.0 2011-12-05 The first version of the theme - no changelog

The AAU Report Template

Many students use LaTeX for typesetting their reports. Although LaTeX is very powerful and able to create beautiful documents, the learning curve for LaTeX novices may be quite steep. Especially the management of the layout may be hard.

This report template is an attempt to give these LaTeX novices a gentle start. The template takes care of loading the most common packages in the preamble, creating a front page, an English and a Danish AAU title page, a preface with signatures, and a simple folder structure for organising the tex-files. You can download the template below.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.2.0 2015-03-08 Minor updates - see the changelog
v. 1.1.0 2014-09-13 Changed the default affiliation - see the changelog
v. 1.0.1 2013-05-11 Corrected an error in the colour of the AAU logos - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-03-10 Updated the template with the new AAU logo and colours - see the changelog
v. 0.2.0 2012-04-20 Added a few new features - see the changelog
v. 0.1.1 2011-12-04 Removed two bugs - see the changelog
v. 0.1.0 2010-09-20 The first version of the template - no changelog

The AAU Ph.D. Thesis Template

Most Ph.D.-students at Aalborg University write their thesis as a collection of papers. That is, the thesis consists of two parts. The first part contains an introduction to the problem, the state-of-the-art and the contributions made by the Ph.D.-student and his/her co-authors. The second part contains the relevant paper published during the Ph.D.

This template can be used for writing such a thesis. The template takes care of loading the most common packages in the preamble, creating a front page, an English and a Danish abstract, a preface, the two parts, and a simple folder structure for organising the tex-files. You can download the template below.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.3.1 2016-08-01 Added the formatting guidelines - see the changelog
v. 1.3.0 2016-02-08 Added the formatting guidelines - see the changelog
v. 1.2.3 2015-09-02 Removed the blue colour from the template - see the changelog
v. 1.2.2 2015-08-20 Made a few changes - see the changelog
v. 1.2.1 2014-10-06 Corrected a few errors - see the changelog
v. 1.2.0 2014-09-29 Added a new mandatory page - see the changelog
v. 1.1.0 2013-05-25 Added a new mandatory page - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-03-10 Updated the template with the new AAU colours - see the changelog
v. 0.1.0 2012-08-23 The first version of the template - no changelog

The AAU Poster Theme

aauposter

When researchers and students from Aalborg University (AAU) attend conferences around the world, they often use a poster for presenting their newest research results. To the best of my knowledge no AAU-branded poster theme is available to these researchers and students so they have to create their own or modify an existing theme.

In order to avoid this, I have therefore created an AAU poster theme. The theme, which I have named aauposter, is simple, clean and unique. It is a particular configuration of the baposter class, and you have to download the baposter.cls file to use the AAU poster theme. You can download the AAU poster theme as a zip-archive below. The archive comprises aauposter.pdf and aauposter.tex. The two files contain a simple user manual and the source code of the manual, respectively. The user manual contains all the details for installing and using the theme.

See an example/the documentation

v. 1.1.0 2013-03-08 A few small changes - see the changelog
v. 1.0.0 2013-03-10 Updated the template with the new AAU logo and colours - see the changelog
v. 0.1.0 2012-03-14 The first version of the theme - no changelog

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