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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Be consistent!

Avoid “dancing page numbers” on the right side

Please ensure leader dots are consistent and there are no gaps in them
....... . ..... ....... ...... ........ ......

Add “Page” mini-header on any other pages in this section--these won't automatically populate

And please, don’t list your Table of Contents in your Table of Contents

MAC USERS
The MS Word template is a little different when used on a MAC:
Use the version without guide boxes--you can refer to one with guide boxes as you format
Drop-down boxes won't work--delete the visible label, and manually type in your information
Embedding Fonts and Converting to PDF
1) With your document open in Word, under ‘File’, choose ‘Print’
2) Click on the ‘PDF’ button in the lower left, choose ‘Save as PDF’
3) Make sure the file name you type ends in ‘.pdf’ and click ‘Save '
Figures or tables may shift if opened with a PC--we don't recommend switching between operating systems
A Mac OS version of our template will be available soon -- until then email
alacy@purdue.edu
if you experience issues with using the current template
Having trouble?
Consider using freeware like TeamViewer (teamviewer.com) to access a PC platform through your Mac


MS Word Thesis Template
FORMATTING DEPOSIT
This should be applied with care

A ProQuest “Delay of Publication” may be actually all you need

They are two different procedures; they may be used individually or together

With confidentiality your ETD does not leave campus and is not available for viewing by anyone until release (generally used in cases of export controls or pending patents)

With a delay of publication we send ETD to ProQuest, but they only display your citation & abstract online—they will not make your thesis available for viewing until your delay expires
(generally used when the student expects to publish the thesis elsewhere)
CHECKLIST, FLOW CHARTS & TIMELINE
Review the
Deposit Checklist
-- it outlines the steps you'll need to complete before your appointment

For more detail, look at our
flow charts
for In-Person and Long Distance Deposit Appointments -- they look a little complex, but only ½ of the steps apply to most candidates

Not sure where to start? Try the
Thesis Timeline
which provides an overview of the whole thesis process

You'll find all three on the Thesis/Dissertation Information page of our site:
purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/info.cfm

Questions or suggestions?

Contact us!
Deposit Appointment
SCHEDULING
Schedule your appointment online using our site:
purdue.edu/gradschool/thesistemplate/
AppointmentForms/tdorsusers/students/
Schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible
If you must cancel your appointment, please do so immediately using the Appointment Tool on our site

VISA & FUNDING IMPLICATIONS
Talk to your department's business office BEFORE you schedule your appointment about what depositing your thesis may mean for your funding or visa
We cannot reverse or suspend a deposit
Deposit Appointments
USING PREVIOUSLY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL?
The copyright-holder must give you tangible permission in the form of an email, letter, or contract

Upload permissions as supplemental PDF files when you submit your thesis

You will need authorization to use your own material if you signed over your copyright to a journal

Failure to attach permission(s) could result in unauthorized material being expunged by ProQuest or they may decline to publish the entire thesis

Electronic Thesis Deposit
BOUND COPIES
We don't need bound copies from you, but if you or your department want them, ProQuest and BoilerCopyMaker (Purdue Printing Services) can both provide bound copies of theses

BoilerCopyMaker
Purdue Memorial Union - Room 157
101 N. Grant Street

(765) 496 - 3888
blcm@purdue.edu
purdue.edu/printingservices/

BoilerCopyMaker can provide a pricing estimates:
purdue.edu/printingservices/forms/PSEstimate.pdf
ProQuest pricing is available on their site when you create your account
Electronic Thesis Deposit
ETD REVIEW
After you submit the ETD, we'll review it and then send you an email (to the email account you registered with ProQuest)
The email will either say you are approved or ask for corrections
If we ask for corrections, make all the changes, carefully check your document, and resubmit. Then check your email again. The process repeats until your thesis is approved

PUBLICATION
Your document will appear online through ProQuest approximately 5-6 months after commencement (appearance in e-Pubs will take a bit longer)

POST-DEPOSIT EDITS
Request a copy of GS Form 37, have it signed and approved (by major professor, department head & graduate school), and pay $200 Late Graduation Fee*
*Fee can potentially be appealed using GS Form 38, found here:
purdue.edu/GradSchool/faculty/forms.cfm
Electronic Thesis Deposit
FORMS
The only form that gets attached to the electronic thesis deposit
is GS ETD Form 9
Don't confuse it with GS Form 9; which is the signed, paper version of the same form
TYPE your committee members' and department head's names on GS
ETD
Form 9, then print it, scan it & attach it to your thesis
Need a publishing delay longer than 2 years?
Indicate this in the Message section of ETD website
Don’t include GS Form 32 with your ETD submission or with any hard copies--hand it in at your deposit appointment
The publication delay info you give ProQuest must match the info you give us on your GS Form 32
Don’t confuse confidentiality with delay of publication
If you're unsure which you need, talk to your major professor or our office

Electronic Thesis Deposit
Electronic Thesis Deposit
ETD is mandatory
GS Form 9 must be signed by all committee members & department head before ETD can be submitted -- do not post-date your forms
ETD link:
etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/home
Be careful when creating your ProQuest account--some of their extra services require payment--you will need our assistance to request refunds & this process could take several weeks
We don't review partially complete submissions
Submit your ETD
at least
24 hours before your appointment
Deadline week:
at least
48 hours before your appointment
Monday appointment?
Submit the Friday before your appointment
Failure to submit in a timely manner may seriously affect your graduation plans
VITA
MANDATORY
for Ph.D.
OPTIONAL
for Master's
Preceded by cover page
Treated as major division heading
(2" top margin, all caps title, etc.)

Heading will always be VITA, regardless of your vita style

Content of VITA determined by department needs, but do not include photographs or creative formatting

Font, font size & line spacing should match what you use in the main body of your document

DON'T INCLUDE PRIVATE DATA
such as home address or cell #
APPENDIX/APPENDICES
OPTIONAL
This section is preceded by cover page which is neither numbered nor counted
(so, if the page before a cover page is 100, the page after is is 101, not 102)

If you use cover pages between appendices sections they are numbered & counted

You may adjust right, top & bottom margins to fit tables, figures, and text, but
left margin is always 1.5

Watch the placement of your heading(s)!
For single APPENDIX:
Treat it as a major division heading (2" top margin, headinf in all caps, etc.)
For multiple APPENDICES:
Treat each first page of a
section as a first order subdivision (1" top margin, only capitalize first letter of major words in heading, etc.)
Always letter your multiple appendices (as in A, B, C, etc.)--don't number them
PUBLICATION(S)
OPTIONAL

Placed immediately after ABSTRACT and given Roman numeral pagination

Can also be placed after VITA and given Arabic pagination

Always preceded by a cover page

Scans of original publications may be used

Must be legible and meet all other format requirements (e.g., meet the left-hand margin)

Want to use articles as chapters?
Please check with us first!

General policy: keep formatting identical to Purdue’s requirements
ABSTRACT

Name/title/degree/date must match GS Form 30 & title page

Don’t use all caps on your title or put it in quotation marks

Titles/departments of major professor(s) not required

Some departments do require additional professor information

Don’t include images, tables or figures in this section

No limit on length, but brevity is a virtue


DEDICATION PAGE
OPTIONAL

Center on the page

Non-English text is allowed

No heading is used

Always paginated “ii”

Not listed in Table of Contents
The template is designed to be used on Word 2010--we're unable to support use on other versions or on LibreOffice

Before you convert your document to PDF, review it while using our formatting checklist:
purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/info.cfm

Remember:
Use the Template Guide and Microsoft's Help Pages. You can always contact us if you run into problems! We're happy to help.

MS Word Thesis Template
Even if you use the template correctly, you will have to make manual adjustments--you can't just cut, paste & be done

Budget in time for formatting: if you are not experienced with Word's more advanced features you will need some time to learn how they work

The areas most likely to cause problems are:
top margins
page numbers
Table of Contents
List of Tables/List of Figures
References section
Appendices section
Vita section
So pay particular attention to the instructions in the Template Guide for
these areas
MS Word Thesis Template
You'll find the documentclass & lots of help here:
engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis/

Allow one or two terms for familiarization

LaTeX puthesis varies from some of the formatting information in the sample thesis pages to come & that is okay! The puthesis format is approved by the Graduate School for LaTeX theses

LaTeX is free and is available for a wide range of computers and operating systems

Most LaTeX theses are approved first or second time

LaTeX isn’t totally error proof:
Some blank pages may have to be removed (after Abstract or between appendices)
Watch for consistency with dates, degrees, names, etc.
Repeat mini-headers on each page of your Table of Contents & List of Tables/Figures
Don't use A4 PDF setting--use the Letter (8 1/2" by 11") setting

LaTeX Template: puthesis
TIPS
Be consistent when formatting

Include your name on your thesis and thesis forms the way it appears in Purdue Registrar records

If you need to change your name, contact the Registrar as soon as possible

Report of Final Exam forms: You do not need to retroactively change your thesis title on these forms; committees often request title changes after defenses


Formatting
DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Check with your department about any special requirements or internal deadlines

Examples:
MECH includes additional major professor and school information in its abstracts
Veterinary major professors might want to add “D.V.M.”

Formatting
If you have your thesis with you,
please review it as we go through
the next section.
GUIDANCE
Review the materials we provide on the Thesis/Dissertation Information section of our site

We have videos, Adobe Acrobat Pro guidance, formatting checklists, sample pages and additional resources



WRITING STYLE
Generally driven by departmental requirements (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, academic journals, etc.)

Purdue format requirements will always take precedence
Formatting
DEPARTMENTAL THESIS FORMAT ADVISORS
Does your department have a thesis format advisor?
Please check with your department or use the Thesis Formatting Advisor Contact List available on our website:
purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/contact.cfm
Questions?

Route all questions through your department advisor -- this keeps everyone in the loop


CHECKYOURSELF
CheckYourself is a plagiarism detection self-check service using iThenticate software program
Not punitive—it’s a diagnostic tool
We strongly recommend you use this service!
Interested?
Ask your major professor to contact Dr. Peter Dunn, Purdue's Research Integrity Officer, about starting a faculty account
Formatting
David Scherer
Scholarly Repository Specialist

Purdue University Libraries

(765) 494 - 8511

dscherer@purdue.edu
docs.lib.purdue.edu
Purdue e-Pubs
226 Heavilon Hall
Room 226
500 Oval Drive

(765) 494 - 3723

owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/
Purdue Writing Lab
Donna Ferullo
Director

Stewart Center
Room 264A
504 West State Street

(765) 496 - 3864

ferullo@purdue.edu
www.lib.purdue.edu/uco
University Copyright Office
Nicole Barr
Graduate Records Coordinator

Ernest C. Young Hall
Room 170
155 S. Grant Street

(765) 494 - 2600

gradinfo@purdue.edu

The Purdue Graduate School: Records
Guest Speaker
Campus Resources
Formatting: General & Specific
Break
Templates (LaTeX & MS Word)
Deposit Process: Deadlines, Appointments, Forms, Fee
Demonstration of the Electronic Thesis Deposit (via ProQuest)
Questions
Today’s Program
Check to be sure you have a training package with all handouts

Please sign our attendance sheets

Please complete the feedback form before leaving

A copy of this presentation was emailed all registrants yesterday


WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT
Your ETD should already be approved before you come in

We'll review forms that you bring with you, prepare GS Form 16 Thesis Receipt, and address any final questions you may have

Most appointments last no more than 5 minutes

Bring your thesis (in Word or LaTeX form) on a flash drive or laptop in case last minute corrections are required
Deposit Appointment
REQUIRED FORMS
Make copies of your thesis forms BEFORE you come to your appointment
Complete the mandatory surveys before your appointment and bring in your certificate(s) of completion
You must print out the certificates before you log out!

You won't be able to access your certificates again
All surveys and forms are available on our website
Don't get them from anywhere else (no Google searches!) or you might end up with an out dated form and have to get it signed again
Don’t confuse the exit questionnaire with any other myPurdue or department questionnaire
Can’t find your Exit Questionnaire in myPurdue?
Email
gradinfo@purdue.edu
Master's Required Paper Forms:
GS Form 9, GS Form 32, Certificate of Completion for Graduate School Exit Questionnaire
Ph.D. Required Paper Forms:
GS Form 9, GS Form 32, Certificate of Completion for Graduate School Exit Questionnaire, Certificate of Completion for Survey of Earned Doctorate
On original signed Form 9 don't print double sided (no instructions on back)


Deposit Appointments
You don't have to complete your appointment by this date, just schedule it using the online Appointment Tool
For a long distance deposit, we MUST have
GS Form 9, GS Form 32, Exit Survey, and (for Ph.D. candidates) Survey of Earned Doctorates
BEFORE your scheduled appointment time
Long distance depositors submit their electronic thesis document at least 24/48 hours before their scheduled appointment time just like any other depositor
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME:
If all your documents have been received and electronic thesis document is approved, at your appointment time we'll email you a Thesis Deposit Receipt (GS Form 16) & that will be your whole appointment--no phone calls/Skype sessions needed
Failure to meet deadlines will result in removal from the grad list

DEPOSIT BY PROXY
If you can't come to an appointment and miss the long distance deadline, you can schedule a proxy appointment -- designate a colleague, friend, or family member in the West Lafayette area to attend an in-person deposit appointment on your behalf
Schedule this using the online Appointment Tool & select Proxy as your appointment type
Deposit Appointments
The thesis deposit deadline is WHEN??!!
Deposit Appointments
SUMMER 2014 DEPOSIT DEADLINES
Exam/Degree Only Registrants
FRIDAY JULY 11
5:00 PM West Lafayette time


698 and 699 Registrants
FRIDAY AUGUST 1
5:00 PM West Lafayette time
PDF CONVERSION
Use Letter (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches) setting -- Avoid A4
Check EVERYTHING after you convert

ProQuest recommends the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Don’t have it? A free 30-day trial version is available from Adobe
GO TO
acrobat.com/free-trial-download.html
for Windows and Mac OS

Be careful when inserting image files into your document

Embed your Word text to ensure correct appearance of text, equations, and avoid rejection by the ETD submission website (see MS Word Template Guide for embedding instructions)

Use of Adobe Acrobat is recommended by ProQuest, but if you'd prefer not to use it, a list of alternate PDF conversion software is available on our site
Electronic Thesis Deposit
COVER PAGES
Not numbered or counted
(they get skipped over in the page count like they aren't there)

Don't include in Table of Contents

Same margins, font, and font size you use in the rest of the document

Center the heading on the page vertically as well as horizontally

Use for references, appendices, vita, publication, etc.

If you have trouble doing this in Word, you can insert them using Acrobat Pro once you're in PDF form (see Adobe Help pages for instruction)

Use same title for cover page & first page of section
NOTES & FOOTNOTES
OPTIONAL

Be consistent

If included after chapters:
treat as first order subdivisions

If included at end:
treat as major division

Footnotes should be kept together on same page

May be single-spaced and in 10 point font

You may adjust bottom margin if necessary



REFERENCES

If included as part of a chapter:
Treat as first-order subdivision

If included as a section:
Treat as a major division/chapter-style heading
Preceded by cover page (which isn't numbered nor counted)
Make sure cover page and heading match

Use a style agreeable with your department, but organize it in consistent manner (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

Avoid having an entry split between two pages--move the entire entry to the top of the second page

Avoid inconsistent spacing in and between entries
TABLES & FIGURES

Color may be used for all copies in either hard or electronic form

Tables must be understandable in a non-color context

Purdue Formatting Requirements:
Table captions go ABOVE tables
Figure captions go BELOW figures



LIST OF SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS,
NOMENCLATURE or GLOSSARY
OPTIONAL

Treated as major heading pages

If glossaries are 2+ pages, they may be placed in the back between notes and bibliography

Most candidates place these sections at the beginning for convenience and to identify terms “up-front”


LIST OF TABLES
OPTIONAL
but strongly recommended

Include same numbers/captions as found above tables in text

Add “Table” and “Page” mini-headers on subsequent pages--these won't automatically populate

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
OPTIONAL

Center heading

Use 2" top margin

3 single-spaced blank lines between heading and first line of text

Text spacing same as in main body of text (1.5 or 2)

Paginated in lowercase Roman numerals

Not listed in Table of Contents

MS Word Thesis Template
Familiarize yourself with
Section Break: Next Page
If you put Section Breaks at the top and bottom of a page you can keep margin changes confined to a single page
You'll need this to apply 2" margins to special pages
Don't confuse it with
Page Break
which keeps the same margin style for the next page, and just moves text to the next page
Remember
the three BEEs
BEE
meticulous
BEE
timely
BEE
aware
and you’ll BEE fine
Don't wait until the last minute

If you're not ready a few days before
the deadline, consider depositing next term
THESIS DEPOSIT FEE

$90
for Master's
$125
for Ph.D.

West Lafayette candidates will pay the fee online through their myPurdue student accounts
The fee will normally appear within 3 business days
after
your successful thesis deposit appointment

Please pay the fee to the Bursar (online via your student account or in-person) as soon as possible prior to commencement
Failure to pay the fee in a timely manner will result in administrative holds being placed on your transcript and thesis

Deposit Appointment
Don't wait until
the last minute
Mark Senn
ECEN

MSEE 130A

puthesis@ecn.purdue.edu
engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis/







LaTeX Template: puthesis
Look out for chain reactions
Don’t rely on Bill Gates to do your spell-checking
Chapter pages
PAGINATION
All pages are numbered except for cover pages (page number i is hidden on title page)

Preliminary pages use lowercase Roman numerals: ii, iii, iv, v…..
All others use Arabic numerals--start with 1 on first page of Chapter 1

Paginate in upper right-hand corner

Use same font and font size for page numbers as in body of text (e.g. Text is in Arial 12 pt and page numbers are in Arial 12 pt)
Formatting
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
This is a typesetting term for short lines at the beginning or end of a page which are separated from the rest of the paragraph
Turn on your Widow Control function in Word or LaTeX

IN WORD GO TO:
1. Home tab in top Ribbon
2. Expand Paragraph section
3. Click on Line and Page Breaks tab
4. Check box next to Widow/Orphan
control

Always have at least 2 lines of a paragraph together

HANGING HEADINGS
Avoid headings with no text underneath at the bottoms of pages
Move the heading to the next page

Formatting
PAPER
We don't need paper copies except in cases of confidentiality
Check with your department--they may need paper copies for your committee members, etc.
FONT
Be consistent
Standard fonts are acceptable: Times New Roman, Arial, Garamond, etc.
You may use varying text for emphasis--check with us if you have a question about what's acceptable
LINE SPACING
We'll accept 1.5 point line spacing or 2 point line spacing (double spacing)
MARGINS
Left
1.5"
Right
1"
Bottom
1.25"
Top on Major/Chapter Heading pages
2"
Top on Regular pages
1"
Formatting
1”

1.5”

2”

TEXT

Must be consistently organized

First chapter always starts with page number 1

Watch your numbering: 1 might accidentally appear on two pages

Check for blank lines at the tops of pages and check your MS Word point spacing in “Page Layout”

Be consistent with headings (i.e., 2 inches from top, all caps, centered, etc.)

Text always starts 3 single-space lines below major heading

Use all caps on major /chapter headings
THESIS/DISSERTATION OFFICE
THE PURDUE GRADUATE SCHOOL
THESIS
PROCEDURES
Thesis Rules of the Road
1
- Expect the unexpected

2
- Don’t take anything for granted

3
-When all else fails,
read the directions

4
- If in doubt, refer
back to Rules 1, 2, & 3
PLEASE SCHEDULE ALL DEPOSIT APPOINTMENTS USING OUR SITE
QUESTIONS
any
Courtney Matthews
Digital Data Repository Specialist

Purdue University Libraries

(765) 496 - 2770

courtneyearlmatthews@purdue.edu
purr.purdue.edu
Purdue University Research Repository
1. Schedule your appointment

2. Complete paper forms
(NOTE: long distance deposits deliver forms to Thesis Office
prior to appointment)

3. Submit electronic thesis deposit

4. Check your email

5. a.
In-Person Deposit:
Attend your final deposit appointment


5. b.
Long Distance Deposit:
Check your email for Deposit Receipt
at appointment time
5. c.
Proxy Deposit:
Proxy attends your final deposit appointment

6. Pay the deposit fee
(online or in-person at Bursar's Office)
CHECKLIST
TIMELINE
FLOW CHART
GS FORM 9
REQUIRED
GS FORM 32
REQUIRED
GS FORM 15
OPTIONAL
Request for Confidentiality of Thesis
GS FORM 36
SPECIAL CASES
Title Abbreviation Form
And now, a practical demonstration of the electronic thesis deposit process
GS ETD FORM 9
REQUIRED
Using your signed GS Form 9 as a guide, type the names of your committee members and department head on the appropriate lines

Then print it, scan it & attach it to the front of your thesis as a cover page

It goes before your Title page

NO other forms should be attached to your electronic thesis
Get this signed by all members of your committee & your department head & (if your department has one) your thesis format advisor

Don't have a Departmental Thesis Format Advisor?
Have your major professor sign the Format Approved By line
as Chair, Final Examining Committee

Bring form to your deposit appointment

Don't confuse it with GS ETD Form 9
and don't attach it to your electronic thesis
Bring this to your final deposit appointment

Don't attach it to your electronic thesis or to hard copies of your thesis

Your major professor needs to sign in Section 2 only if you are requesting a
delay of publication
(otherwise you're the only one who signs it)
Required for titles over 200 characters in length
Please visit our site
purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/index.cfm

And contact us if you have any questions








Young Hall
Room B-80 (basement level)
155 S. Grant Street
(765) 494-3231
Thesis/Dissertation Office
Preliminary pages
Prelim pages are in “Roman numerals” (ii, iii, iv, v…..)
All others are in “Arabic” starting with “1” on first page of text
TITLE PAGE

No visible page number, but technically page i

Spacing must be consistent between “blocks” of text

Text centered between right and left margins (margins are same as any other page)

Name/title/degree must match
GS Form 30 & Abstract page

Date is graduation month/year
(May, August, or December only)
Example: December 2014

Title page includes campus location
Write it out fully:
West Lafayette, Indiana
LIST OF FIGURES
OPTIONAL

but strongly recommended

Similar to List of Tables

Include same numbers/captions as found above tables in text

Allow 1 inch top margin on subsequent page(s)

Add “Figure” and “Page” mini-headers on subsequent pages--these won't automatically populate

You may condense captions in your Lists of Tables and List of Figures if they are very long

&
THESIS DEPOSIT STEPS
YOU'LL FIND THIS
IN
SAMPLE THESIS PAGES

AVAILABLE ON THE THESIS/DISSERTATION INFORMATION
PAGE OF OUR SITE
Judy Nixon
College of Education Librarian
Purdue University Libraries

(765) 494-6199

jnixon@purdue.edu

EndNote Workshops
There are other important graduation deadlines you will need to meet!
Keep track of important dates using the Graduate School Calendar:
purdue.edu/gradschool/about/calendar/deadlines.cfm

Long distance deposits are available
-- deadline to schedule a long distance deposit for 698/699 registrants is JULY 18 at 5:00 PM
SUMMER 2014 LONG DISTANCE DEPOSITS
Deadline for Making LDD Arrangements:
FRIDAY JULY 18 5:00 PM West Lafayette time
TABLE OF CONTENTS

On the second page and all subsequent pages:

Use 1" top margin

Include Page mini-header above page number column
VITA
MANDATORY
for PhD
OPTIONAL
for Master's
OPTION 1:
NARRATIVE STYLE
OPTION 2:
CURRICULUM VITA STYLE
LANDSCAPE PAGES & FACING/ OVERSIZE PAGES
OPTIONAL
FACING PAGES
Use facing or oversize pages for very large tables/figures -- keep captions in same direction as figures/tables they describe
These are always on the right and, in portrait, bottom always faces right
Does not face toward binding side -- reverse page margins &place your page number in opposite corner
These are required in certain circumstances due to the need to download, print, and bind theses in hard copy

LANDSCAPE PAGES
If you turned your landscape page up like a portrait page, the page number should be in the same place as portrait page number
Instructions for landscape page creation & pagination can be found in MS Template Guide on our site
TIP:
You can avoid using landscape pages at all by turning large tables into images, then placing the image on the page within the required margins (as in the sample at right)


REFERENCES

On page 2 and all subsequent pages use a 1" top margin

Don't let a reference entry be split between two pages--if one of your entries appears on two pages: push down the entire entry so it appears all together on the second page

CHECK YOUR FORMATTING BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

Check the formatting of your document using our Formatting checklist

You'll find it on the Templates & Guidance page our site:
purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/info.cfm



698 and 699 Registrant Deadline
Exam/Degree Only Registrant Deadline
ALL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE REQUIRED THESIS FORMS
PAGE OF THE THESIS OFFICE WEBSITE
GO TO

1. Page Layout

2. Breaks

3. Section Break: Next Page
Please call or email us!
HANGING HEADING
WIDOW
ORPHAN
INCORRECT VERSION
HANGING HEADINGS
CORRECTED VERSION
HANGING HEADINGS
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
INCORRECT VERSION
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
CORRECTED VERSION
Hanging heading moved to top of next page
Now it is with the paragraph to which it refers
Additional line brought down from previous page
Now two lines are together where one widow line used to be
Orphan line moved to top of next page
Now it is with the rest of the paragraph
FOOTNOTES continued
Be sure to use the same font type as you use in the rest of your text

You can use a font size smaller than the rest of your text if you want, but don't go below 10 pt

Your footnote doesn't have to look exactly like this one--it's just a sample--but your footnotes should be consistent throughout your thesis document

Please avoid footnotes that continue on multiple pages
Refer to MS TEMPLATE GUIDE for more info
Be sure the font and font size you use in your Vita matches the font and font size you use throughout your thesis document

Even though it is Curriculum Vita style, the title is still just VITA
Updated 05/29/2014
Deadline dates for Summer 2014
All blue spaces are unavailable
After you've selected an appointment time
1. Click Save
2. Click Confirm Appointment
No nicknames please
Now, check that you have received a confirmation email

Make sure all your appointment info is correct in the email

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MS Word Thesis Template
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Use the MS Word Template Guide:
it has instructions for using the template and troubleshooting help for common problems

Visit Microsoft's extensive help pages:
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Send an email to
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Manager
Mark D. Jaeger

markj@purdue.edu
Thesis/Dissertation Assistant
Anne Lacy

alacy@purdue.edu
Thesis/Dissertation Receptionist
Nancy Florence

nflorenc@purdue.edu
markj@purdue.edu
alacy@purdue.edu
nflorenc@purdue.edu
(765) 494-3231

Page number placement in landscape style
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SAMPLE THESIS/DISSERTATION PAGES
This information is directed primarily toward MS Word users.

The puthesis LaTeX template varies from some of the following samples.
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