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 requirements. Continue reading “Graduate students and faculty: New ETDR Handbook provides overviews, details, and more”
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”
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”
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:
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
- 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
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″
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”
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.
- Download the ETDR Template
- Configure Word for Working with Styles
- Apply Styles
- Modify Styles
- Create a New Style
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-7722) and ask to meet with an ETDR consultant.