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  • Kartik 5:39 AM on November 13, 2010 Permalink
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    LaTeX Project Report Template 

    UPDATE RELEASEDhttps://k4rtik.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/latex-project-report-template-updated/ Please use the latest version for all the LaTeX goodness.

    Last week, starting from Sunday was spent in preparing my first project report in college and first using LaTeX. It took me over four days to finish the work. The end result was quite good and impressive. (See the attached report.pdf if you want to take a look).I abstracted a template from the report for future use. Hope it may be find some use for other NITCians or in general for everyone. The template (report-template.tar.gz) is being released under Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

    Salient Features of the template:

    1. Contains all required pages for a complete report.
    2. Highly customizable.
    3. Examples given for citing and inserting references and footnotes.
    4. PDF generated has clickable links from contents page, citations and URLs.
    5. Provides options to insert pdf title, author name, subject and keywords.

    Additionally, it features the enhanced NITC logo.If you try the template and find any problems, or feel it can be improved with your suggestions, shoot your mails to kartiksinghal [AT] gmail [DOT] com or just post a comment.

    report-template.tar.gz (28 KB) Get the updated template


    A Report on Software Ethics (506 KB)

    This post was originally posted at my old Posterous blog.

    Update (2011-10-17): Mayank (from the comments below) used my template to create his own for his college (Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune University). He has also written a nice and detailed blog post about the same and how to start with LaTeX. His post and link to his template can be found at: http://firesofmay.blogspot.com/2011/10/latex-project-report-template.html Felt really good to see my little work making a difference. 🙂

    Update (2011-10-20):  One of Mayank’s friends – Avani – got inspired too and created a template for her college (Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering for Women, Pune University) too, link here: http://iam-tas.blogspot.com/2011/10/project-report-template-in-latex.html This is really spreading well! 🙂

    Update (2013-02-15):  Update released.

    • Amarnath 8:34 AM on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good work Kartik. You have given a really flexible report platform to work with for all new LaTeX users.I would to add that please add the CC BY license along with your tex source files or give the web link to the CC license. I think this is what is normally done. Read last line of http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ which asks you to add a link to the license in your work.

    • Kartik Singhal 9:03 AM on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for feedback, Amarnath. I think, this is the first comment I have received on my *new* posterous blog. :)Regarding the license, I will update the source files as soon as I get some time. The README file and the report.tex file already mention about the license. Though link to license needs to be added there also.

    • stranger 6:21 PM on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      good wok dude

    • Sudheendrachari C 7:33 PM on September 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      thanks karthik… made my work easier.. I would be using your template, may be with slight modifications for my EVS tehcnical report, soon to be submitted !

      • Kartik 4:04 PM on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Sudheendra, nice to know that this came useful for you. You may modify anyway you want. I would love to see your report too. 🙂

    • Mayank 3:34 PM on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is really great stuff! Thank you for sharing your hard work with us!! 🙂 It’ll save me lot of time while i make my report for the college…

      • Kartik 4:05 PM on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your appreciative words, Mayank. 🙂

    • firesofmay 7:39 PM on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey thanks a lot for your template 🙂
      I used your template to make a new template for the Pune University requirements here

      Finally found your new blog, so added this post and your blog as references 🙂

      Nice, work 🙂

      • Kartik 8:27 PM on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, great to see somebody actually connecting the dots forward and helping make LaTeX easy to use for their own community. A great step indeed.

        I am linking your post in my post, has decent advice for beginners. 🙂

    • firesofmay 9:00 PM on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a ton 🙂

    • callanbryant 4:40 AM on January 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Great work, thanks so much for this!

      It really reduced the (re)learning curve for me.


      • Kartik 9:37 AM on January 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Good to know you found this useful.


    • surya 9:52 PM on March 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      hi really it was a great work..but still i cannt use ur template properly..it shows some error..i already mail you even though pls post ur comments here regarding that errors..it will be bit useful for others too

      • surya 9:55 PM on March 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        and i am using windows 7 ultimate,MIktex,texnic center

        • Kartik 9:19 AM on March 25, 2013 Permalink

          Hi Surya, sorry for the delay in response, I was on a 3 day vacation.

          I did all my testing on an Ubuntu machine after installing texlive-full package. Your troubles seem to be related to missing packages.

        • surya 10:03 AM on March 26, 2013 Permalink

          hi Kartik,
          thank you for your post..as u said it was some package missing error..now i correct them again i thank for your template it was pretty good for BE project report:-)

  • Kartik 3:43 PM on November 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Recover files deleted from GNU/Linux 

    It was an embarassing today that after making a presentation on Drupal and promising the audience to distribute the presentation file after the session, I deleted it accidentally.

    And all my fears regarding Linux being so different when it came to file recovery (unlike Windows, where you had a choice of many recovery software) and it was next to impossible to undelete files from linux, seemed to come true. A quick search in Ubuntu Software Center listed a software called ‘recover’ which was meant only for ext2 partitions, and mine being ext4 I was hopeless.

    As a preventive measure I quickly switched off my system, so as not to overwrite the deleted files due to activity of background services. In situations like these, an Ubuntu bootable USB drive always comes in handy. I created one and booted my system from it. After some Googling I discovered extundelete: An ext3 and ext4 file undeletion utility (http://extundelete.sourceforge.net/). The homepage has a good amount of documentation available which I skimmed mostly. I download the source package.

    For compiling extundelete on Ubuntu, the following commands were useful:

    sudo apt-get install e2fsprogs e2fslibs e2fslibs-dev g++
    tar xvf extundelete-0.2.0.tar.bz2
    cd extundelete

    Then I mounted a windows partition just by clicking on it’s name in Nautilus file explorer. The ext4 partition with my deleted files was sda12. I change the directory to my windows partition, and issued these commands:

    • sudo ./src/extundelete /dev/sda12 --restore-all

    This created a directory called “RECOVERED_FILES” which contained many undeleted files. To my relief the drupal directory was there inside among the contents of that folder, though its contents seemed less to me. Indeed, extundelete had recovered only a few files not all, but thankfully the pdf version of my presentation was there. Though I miss having the source odp file (I had spent around 2 hours making the presentation), but then I think extundelete came to a great rescue in my situation of losing the promised file.

    PS: The resurrected presentation: http://fosscell.nitc.ac.in/wiki/index.php/File:Get-started-with-drupal.pdf


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