Okay I am at my wit's end here. I need some personal guidance, reading internet information has gotten me nowhere. Sorry if this is the wrong sub forum first of all. *stay calm stay calm* I am trying to work on my undergraduate thesis as a latex document. I am using MikTex because that is what my university provides. My university does not seem to provide a document class but other schools do, so I want to pick a random school to use, just to jump start the formatting. So I downloaded a thesis.cls file. First of all, I don't know where to put it. I currently have it in tex/latex/thesis. (If it matters I'm using MikTex portable). I pressed the refresh FNDB button. I also pressed the "update formats" button. But when I try to use the document class, it says it can't find thesis.cls. I have tried reading every direction on the planet but I am not getting anywhere. I am not experienced with latex, or programming or much advance computer function at all. I really need some patient advice.