Formatting your thesis using the UoH templates
There are conventions to follow when formatting a thesis and the UoH approved templates help to make your life easier. With automated page numbering, paragraph numbering and pre-set styles you will find they save you hours of work. When working on a long, multi-sectioned document like a doctoral thesis, there are features of MSWord that you may need to use for the first time and these are also introduced in these videos.
The University has produced a set of templates to help with formatting these documents. This workshop will show you how to use the Chapter Template to create each individual chapter of your thesis and then bring these into the Thesis Template to create the final document for submission.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to use these templates including:
- Using the in-built styles to format your text
- Using captioning to number your figures and tables
- Inserting landscape pages within the document
- Editing page numbers if necessary
- Being aware of the pre-set actions and what needs to go in each one
- Inserting individual chapter templates into the appropriate places within the thesis
- Populating the tables of contents, list of figures and list of tables
Who this workshop is for
Doctoral students who need to format long documents and combine them into a single document for submission. This workshop would be particularly good for those just starting to write. If you are already well into the writing process, we would recommend that you make a personal appointment with a member of the Skills Team to discuss your formatting needs.
This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.
If you want to try following along with these videos, you can download the sample files used below:
Formatting your dissertation using the UoH templates
Downloading the templates for your thesis, taking a look around them and filling in the title page.
Using the in-built styles
This video uses the Chapter 1 sample document.
Labelling your figures and tables
This video continues to use the Chapter 1 sample document.
Using the cross-referencing tool to refer to figures and tables
Please note this video uses the sample dissertation file rather than the sample chapter 1 file used in the previous videos so the navigation pane may look a little different. However, you can continue to use the Chapter 1 sample document as everything else will be the same.
Adding a landscape page to your document
Please note this video uses the sample dissertation file rather than the sample chapter 1 file used in the first three videos so the navigation pane may look a little different. However, you can continue to use the Chapter 1 sample document as everything else will be the same.
Combining the individual chapter files into the main thesis template and updating your tables
This video uses the Numbered Thesis/Dissertation Template (instructions on how to download this are given in the first video above) with the Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Appendices samples files.