UBC Manuscript-based thesis/dissertation in LaTeX

I had originally hoped to write my second PhD dissertation entirely in LyX, and wanted even to write a LyX layout for Michael McNeil Forbes' ubcthesis class. But for similar reasons to last time, LyX didn't survive my needs all the way. So I continued in pure LaTeX.

I really don't like reinventing things and I think I've some handy tools, so in case it's helpful I'm putting a complete compilable version here.

The entire package (ie everything below) is available as a zip file: cpblThesis.zip and it produces the following PDF: diss.pdf My claim is that if you download the zip and run the fcompile script, you should get a complete compilation.

Here are some components: