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Thesis Dissertation Templates

MSWord Templates

These are samples of text for the Front Matter, Main Text, and Back Matter sections of a thesis/dissertation.

These documents use Microsoft Word styles. You may want to modify the styles in the templates to reflect the fonts you would like to use. The pagination and margins however are set as required by the Graduate School.

MS Word 2007/2010

If you would like to use these documents as Microsoft .dot templates, save the files as .dot files to the appropriate directory (usually C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates)

For more information about modifying styles see Formatting How-Tos.

LaTEX Templates

Currently the Graduate School does not supply an approved LaTEX template. Please be aware that using LaTEX does not remove your responsibility to make changes to your formatting when asked to do so by the Graduate School. Please be sure that you know how to customize your class files when using LaTEX for formatting.

Note on 3rd Party Templates

Please be careful when using existing templates you may have received from colleagues. Many templates do not have the correct formatting. Always check final documents prepared with templates against the published manual.

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