[Tex/LaTex] How to replace a certain word(s) in Latex


This is my first work on Latex and I have problem – I downloaded a template from

Latex Template

which is a very nice template. However, until I go to page 4th (Abstract). I cannot replace Doctor of Philosophy with something else. I searched though the main file Thesis.tex and Thesis.cls but no hope. I guess it belongs to some kind of linked file.

I tried something like this possible solution but it does not work. I am using TeXstudio with MiKTeX 2.9

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Best Answer

The simplest way for modifying the phrase is to add a couple of lines to the .tex document.

I'll take the example document as a basis, you find the change between self-explaining comments:

%% ----------------------------------------------------------------
%% Thesis.tex -- MAIN FILE (the one that you compile with LaTeX)
%% ---------------------------------------------------------------- 

% Set up the document
\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside]{Thesis}  % Use the "Thesis" style, based on the ECS Thesis style by Steve Gunn
\graphicspath{{Figures/}}  % Location of the graphics files (set up for graphics to be in PDF format)

% Include any extra LaTeX packages required
\usepackage[square, numbers, comma, sort&compress]{natbib}  % Use the "Natbib" style for the references in the Bibliography
\usepackage{verbatim}  % Needed for the "comment" environment to make LaTeX comments
\usepackage{vector}  % Allows "\bvec{}" and "\buvec{}" for "blackboard" style bold vectors in maths
\hypersetup{urlcolor=blue, colorlinks=true}  % Colours hyperlinks in blue, but this can be distracting if there are many links.

%%%% We want to change the phrase `Doctor of Philosophy' in the abstract
%%%% Replace `Anything I want' with the phrase you want (even with nothing)
\patchcmd{\abstract}{Doctor of Philosophy}{Anything I want}{}{}
%%%% End of change

%% ----------------------------------------------------------------

No other change is needed.

A problem with these templates is that they use the vmargin package, which may cause issues with other packages, notably pdfpages. Another problem is the choice of colors.

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