Word 2003 Template for Graduate Thesis
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Word 2003 Template for Graduate Thesis What is the Thesis template? CSD has made available a Microsoft Word 2003 template to help Postgraduates students with the layout of their thesis. It is accessed from within Microsoft Word 2003 on the Managed Windows Service (MWS). It contains place holders, styles and formatting information to help Postgraduate students produce a document that has a consistent style and formatting. The template can be personalised and guidance on some of the Word features that might be useful when creating your thesis is also given. The template contains an AutoText entry which when inserted will produce an example thesis. This example thesis demonstrates and explains some of the features and techniques that you may find useful when producing your own thesis, such as: Indexes, Tables of Contents, Figures or Authorities. Captions to figures and tables etc. Cross-references, Endnotes and Footnotes. How to use the Formatting Styles in the template and create Bulleted and Numbered Lists Adding Headers and Footers It also contains, in, some of the rules on the preparation of a thesis taken from the Full regulations concerning the presentation of PhD theses can be found in Appendix 1 of the Graduate School’s, Postgraduate Handbook. The handbook is available on line http://www.liv.ac.uk/gradschool/pgrhandbook/page_01.htm. You will also find a copy of these notes in Chapter 2. Please note that the copy of the notes in Chapter 2 may be out of date. All students should ensure that they also consult their supervisor(s) about the presentation of their theses. To Access the Postgraduate Thesis template: 1. On the MWS open Microsoft Word 2003 2. On the File menu, click New. 3. In the New Document task pane, under Templates, click On my computer 4. In the Templates box click on the General Tab 5. Choose UoL_PG_Thesis.dot then click OK. A new document is created based on the UoL_PG_Thesis template. The instructions for personalizing and using the thesis are given in the example thesis. Follow the instructions in the template on how To create your example thesis Note: any references in the document to "UoL Thesis.dot" now refers to UoL_PG_Thesis.dot To create your example thesis The template contains an AutoText entry which when inserted will produce an example thesis. This example thesis demonstrates some of the features and techniques that you may find useful when producing your own thesis. Note: When you insert the AutoText entry and create the example thesis it will replace the text in the template. Open a new document based on the thesis template UoL_PG_Thesis.dot as described above Hold down the Ctrl key and press A to select the entire document. On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then point to Title Cover Click on Thesis example to insert the example text. If you are asked if you want to update the Table of Contents click Cancel To save your example thesis Save or print the example thesis for reference when personalizing your template and producing your thesis document. On the File menu, click Save. In the Save In: list box navigate to where you want to save the file. In the File name box, enter a name for the file e.g. examplethesis.doc In the Save as type box, make sure Word Document (*.doc) is selected. Click Save . How to access the template away from the campus You can download and save the template from the CSD web page http://www.liv.ac.uk/csd/software/office/word/thesis/download.htm and then copy it to the Microsoft templates folder on a non-MWS PC Where to save the Template file to a home / non-MWS machine 1. To locate the templates folder on the home PC open Microsoft Word. 2. Select Options from the Tools menu. 3. Click on the File Location tab 4. Click on User Templates to highlight it. 5. To view the full location path; click the Modify button then click on the down arrow beside the Look In box to see the location of the templates folder. Depending on the version of Microsoft Windows and Word on the PC, it's usual location is C:\Documents and Settings\YourUsername\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates. 6. Make a note of the path, then click Cancel then Close to close the Options dialogue box. To copy the Template file to the templates folder 1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer 2. Navigate to where you have saved UoL_PG_Thesis.dot 3. Click the file UoL_PG_Thesis.dot 4. Click on the Copy To button or select Copy to Folder from the Edit menu 5. In Copy Items, select the drive or folder you want to copy to, and then click Copy. Note: Do not change the name of the template when you save it to the template folder as you will lose the AutoText entry that holds the instructions.