AbstractThe file main.tex is the document you will use to organize your thesis. This file inputs the related documents to create the front matter, body, and references of the thesis. The compiled version of this document is available in postscript, dvi, and pdf format. The compiled version of this document gives samples of an NMSU thesis along with some advice for writing a thesis and for using these files. At the minimum you will need main.tex, title.tex, approval.tex, vita.tex, abstract.tex, and nmsuth01.cls. The Front Matter documents are described as follows: title.tex: title page approval.tex: approval page dedica.tex: dedication page ackno.tex: acknowledgements page vita.tex: vita page abstract.tex: abstract of the thesis