The Dissertation Template includes:
- Table of contents with hyperlinks to particular chapters
- Page numbering (including roman numeral front matter)
- Reference examples
- Average word count per section
- Chapters 1-5 guidelines
- APA 6th Edition formatting
- Automatic Bookmarks (clickable to section)
- Definition of terms
The Neumann Library provides Microsoft Word templates to help you compose your dissertation in the format required by the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Templates define the correct pagination, margins, font size and style, and other formatting settings according to the guidelines specified in the guide.
Why use a template? Templates automate much of the dissertation formatting, saving you time. They make use of Styles, which are on the Home ribbon in Microsoft Word. A Style is a command used to format your text with predefined settings, including font size, spacing, indentation, and so on. If you highlight some text and click a style button, it will format that text according to the style. The Table of Contents will pull from these styles to automatically update the headings and page numbers.
The thesis templates are highly customizable, and there are many options and macros available for your use. Most of these are documented in the comments in each file, especially main.tex. You are encouraged to read through the comments.
The thesis templates have been created to make it easy to prepare your thesis using LaTeX while adhering to the MIT Thesis Specifications. We make every effort to keep these up to date, but you should always consult the MIT Libraries Thesis Specifications before submitting your thesis. If you notice something in the Thesis Specifications that does not match the templates, please let us know by e-mailing us at thesis AT mit DOT edu.
These rules are taken from the KU Office of Graduate Studies Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Guidelines. To see the full thesis or dissertation formatting requirements, visit https://graduate.ku.edu/etd-formatting-and-working-multimedia-files
The templates below conform, as much as possible, to KU and ProQuest requirements as well as APA, Chicago Footnote, Chicago Author-Date and MLA styles in regard to heading styles and page numbering. They also have place-holder figures, tables and headings, which allows automatic table of contents, list of figures and list of tables to be pre-formatted and included as well. Footnotes are also pre-formatted for the Chicago-style documents. These documents are also already set up to embed fonts for you (as required by ProQuest).
For more information about modifying styles see Formatting How-Tos.
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.