June 23, 2016
I’m writing a PhD thesis for MIT, which specifies that the entire thesis must have a single, continuous page numbering. This is a pain, because my thesis is going to consist of a bunch of documents cobbled together. The front matter, intro, and conclusion will be in the MIT latex template, but the three main chapters will be from publications. One is a published PLoS paper, so I can just paste the pdf of the official paper right in there. Another is a Word document, since Word was the only way I could work on the document with my collaborator. The third is a latex document using a different, journal-provided template. How do I mash these things into one?