Setup guide for a plain text thesis

To write a plain text thesis you need the following free and open-source software:

  • plain text editor if you don’t have one yet (I like using Atom)
  • the file conversion system pandoc
  • the reference manager Zotero
  • (optional) for managing the files stored in a Git repository I use the Github desktop application

1 Install a text editor

steps: see https://pulsar-edit.dev/download.html

2 Install pandoc

steps: see https://pandoc.org/installing.html

3 Install Zotero

steps: see https://www.zotero.org/download/

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