2.3 Miscellaneous Commands

With the exception of \dedicate, the following commands are primarily for producing draft copies of a thesis.

\dedicate{First Line\\Second line\\Last line.}
Produces an optional dedication page. (Alternatively, one can use the dedication environment.) This must be placed before the \frontmatter command.
\draft
For printing draft copies of the thesis. Page headers include the text “DRAFT” and the date and time that the thesis was compiled. Also specifies draft and date/time on the title page.
\notitlepage
Suppresses printing of the title page. Useful for draft copies to cut down on printing.
\nofront
Specifies not to print the signature, permission and dedication pages, as well as the table of contents, and the lists of figures and tables. Useful for draft copies to cut down on printing.
\nobib
Suppresses printing of the bibliography. Useful for draft copies to cut down on printing.

Finer control of what is printed in the front matter of the thesis is available with the following commands.

\nosignaturepage
Suppresses printing of the signature page.
\nopermissionpage
Suppresses printing of the permission page.
\nodedicationpage
Suppresses printing of the dedication page.
\notableofcontents
Suppresses printing of the table of contents.
\nolistoftables
Suppresses printing of the List of Tables.
\nolistoffigures
Suppresses printing of the List of Figures.