Create a Thesis in Word
Graduate School Guidelines
Before beginning to create your thesis document, it is a good idea to think ahead about the requirements. Visit the NDSU Graduate School Web site for guidelines.
Consistency is a very important aspect of a thesis. Some examples include standard text formatting for margins and chapter headings. Use of MS Word allows you to define your own formatting styles according to the graduate school guidelines, so you can reapply or change them for different areas in the document.
By defining the proper margins, spacing, and indentations before actually starting to write the thesis you will save yourself time, effort, and frustration. A good start can prevent unnecessary formatting errors and will ensure plenty of time to easily make corrections.
These are some of the challenges you may face when creating your thesis:
- Understanding graduate program guidelines
- Understanding basic tools
- Defining outlines and Table of Contents
- Creating visual aids
- Inserting information from other sources
Here are some ways to help you meet those challenges.
The following tutorials are part of The ITM Help Collection, which has been
developed by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is copyrighted by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. (Used with permission.)
- MS Word 2007 Tutorials
- Using MS Office 2007 Help
- MS Word 2003 Tutorials
- Using MS Office 2003 Help
- Thesis formatting help document
Take advantage of the extensive Help System in Microsoft Word as well as other online tutorials on this Web site.
Individual Assistance at the Technology Learning and Media Center (TLMC)
Students are on duty at the TLMC to help you with your thesis. Services are on a walk-in basis. Check thefor our hours.