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Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Aug. 9-11

The summer deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, for submitting electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) to the Graduate School via the K‑REx repository system (krex.k-state.edu).

Walk-in help sessions are scheduled the last three days of the ETDR deadline week:

Wednesday, Aug. 9 — 3-6 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 10 — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 11 — 2-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library, which is adjacent to the IT Help Desk.  The MDC has both Windows and Mac computers, and all of them have Acrobat Pro for optimum PDF conversion.

Zoom conferencing for distance students

During the deadline week, students not on the K-State-Manhattan campus can schedule individual Zoom conferences and phone meetings by using the ETDR Request Form (K-State eID/password required) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want a preliminary review of your ETDR?  

  1. Before you submit your ETDR to K-REx, use the ETDR Review Checklist to catch 99% of errors that cause ETDR rejections.
  2. Use the ETDR Request Form (requires eID/password sign-in) to get a review by the ETDR consultant. Use the “paperclip” icon at top to attach your Word file or PDF, and specify “Email” as the contact method.

More about ETDR resources is on the ETDR website at k-state.edu/grad/etdr.

More ETDR walk-in help sessions scheduled April 17-21

The spring semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (via the K-REx system).

Grad students who miss the last weekly ETDR walk-in clinic 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 12, in Hale 301A) may be glad to hear more ETDR help sessions are scheduled every day of the ETDR deadline week April 17-21:

Monday, April 17 — 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 — 9-noon
Thursday, April 20 — 1-5 p.m.
Friday, April 21 — 1-5 p.m.

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Graduate students and faculty: New ETDR Handbook provides overviews, details, and more

Graduate students: Is this the semester you start working on your thesis, dissertation, or report?  If so, don’t write a single word until you download the new ETDR Handbook (PDF, 42 pages).  Compiled this summer by the ETDR consultants in the Information Technology Assistance Center, the handbook is a complete guide to formatting and submitting your electronic thesis, dissertation, or report (ETDR), including a thorough overview of all the Graduate School formatting requirementsContinue reading “Graduate students and faculty: New ETDR Handbook provides overviews, details, and more”

Grad students and faculty: ETDR LaTeX updated template for graduate students

For graduate students using LaTeX to write their electronic theses, dissertations, or reports (ETDR), a newly revised ETDR LaTeX template is now available on the templates page of the ETDR website.  Here are some of the updates made to the template:   Continue reading “Grad students and faculty: ETDR LaTeX updated template for graduate students”

Graduate students: Contact the IT Help Desk for ETDR assistance

Staff from the Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) are available to meet with graduate students to help with any problems they’re having  using Word or LaTeX to write and format ETDRs (Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports). To graduate in this spring semester, ETDRs must be submitted by April 26.  See Graduation Deadlines for details.  Continue reading “Graduate students: Contact the IT Help Desk for ETDR assistance”

Grad students: Don’t miss ETDR overviews on Feb. 20, March 7

The Graduate School and the Information Technology Assistance Center are offering two  overviews of the electronic theses, dissertations, and reports program (ETDR) on these dates:

  1. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
  2. Thursday, March 7, 2 p.m. Union 206

No registration is required.  These sessions are open to all graduate students.  Those planning to begin writing their thesis, dissertation, or report should definitely attend. The overview will:

  • Review Graduate School requirements
  • Offer tips for writing your paper in Word
  • Review copyright issues
  • Illustrate the ETDR submission process

“Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions on Library Day Nov. 7

K-State faculty/staff and graduate students who want to learn more about Microsoft Word’s timesaving features — or who have Microsoft Word problems, questions, and puzzles — are encouraged to attend any of four “Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Hale 401 during Library Day.  Continue reading ““Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions on Library Day Nov. 7″

Graduate students: Invite an ETDR consultant to your meetings

Does your department have a weekly seminar for graduate students? Does your graduate student association have regular meetings? If so, plan to invite an ETDR consultant to one of your meetings to review the best ways to use Microsoft Word to format your  electronic thesis, dissertation, or report (ETDR)Continue reading “Graduate students: Invite an ETDR consultant to your meetings”

Using Word videos now online for ETDRs

The Information Technology Assistance Center has several new videos available to help with using Word 2007 to write your Electronic Theses, Dissertation, and Reports. These 2- to 3-minute, narrated videos show specific examples in Word 2007 and are helpful if you’re just starting to work with Styles.

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Graduate students: Using equations in your ETDR?

If you’re using Word 2007 and plan to add equations to your thesis or dissertation, be sure to save the ETDR template as a Word document (.docx).  Do not check the “Maintain compatibility with Word 97-2003” box.

If you save the template as a Word 97-2003 document (.doc) or with compatibility maintained, you will not be able to use the Word 2007 Equation editor in your document.

If you run into problems with equations in your ETDR, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722) and ask to meet with an ETDR consultant.