Dr Nicola Talbot | School of Computing Sciences | University of East Anglia

N.L.C. Talbot

19 November 2005

# Introduction

The nrps class file can be used to create a Norwich Research Park Studentship form.

# Installation

This package is distributed with the files nrps.dtx and nrps.ins. To extract the code do:

latex nrps.ins

This will create the file nrps.cls and a sample file. Place nrps.cls somewhere where LaTeX will find it (e.g. texmf/tex/latex/nrps/) Remember to refresh the TeX database (using texhash under Linux, for other operating systems check the manual.)

The nrps class file requires the flowfram package. This can be downloaded from http://theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~nlct/latex/packages/index.html#flowfram.

# Available Commands

All text should be entered either as the argument of one of the commands described below, or as the contents of one of the environments described below. Once all the information has been entered, the form can be generated using the command

\makeform

To generate a blank version of the form, just do:
\documentclass{nrps}
\begin{document}
\makeform
\end{document}

The form information is entered using the following commands and environments:

\title{text}
This sets the title of the research project.

\collaborator{name}{school/institute}{ext}
Each collaborator should be entered with a separate \collaborator command. Example:
\collaborator{Dr A Person}{CMP}{1234}
\collaborator{Dr AN Other}{IFR}{5678}


\queries{text}
The name and telephone number of the collaborator to whom any internal queries should be addressed.

\begin{projectdescription}
The description of the project, including the student's contribution to the research should be entered in the body of the projectdescription environment.

\begin{justify}
Information regarding how the proposed research strengthens or extends the research links between the members of the Norwich Research Park should be entered in the body of the justify environment.

\begin{strategy}
The information detailing how the proposal fits in with the research strategy of the school or institute should be entered in the body of the strategy environment.

\notsubmitted
\submitted{text}
To answer the question has the proposal been submitted elsewhere?'' use the command \notsubmitted to answer NO'' and use the command \submitted{text} to answer YES'', where text is the required information.

\begin{training}
Details regarding the training that the student will receive during the programme should be entered in the body of the training environment.

\begin{monitoring}
Details regarding how the student's progress will be monitored should be entered in the body of the monitoring environment.

\noresources{text}
\resources
To answer the question are the resources required for this research already in place?'' use the command \noresources{text} to answer NO'' where text is the required information, and use the command \resources to answer YES''.

\begin{students}
The details of the number of postgraduate research students currently being supervised by each of the collaborators should be entered in the body of the students environment.

# Troubleshooting

1. There are no pages of output

You have omitted the command \makeform.

2. I've entered the information, but it hasn't appeared in the form.

You've probably put the command \makeform in the wrong place. Remember that you can't make the complete form until all the information has been entered. Make sure that \makeform is at the end of the document environment.

3. Text has appeared in the wrong place.

Check you have used the correct command or environment, and make sure you don't have any text outside of any of the above mentioned commands or environments.

4. I thought I had answered YES'', but YES'' has been crossed out instead of NO''.

First make sure you have used the correct command (e.g. \submitted or \resources), and make sure you haven't then used the NO'' command after it (e.g. \notsubmitted or \noresources).

5. I thought I had answered NO'', but NO'' has been crossed out instead of YES''.