KU Thesis and Dissertation Formatting: Home

Information for University of Kansas graduate students on required content order, page numbering, creating headings, formatting table of contents, adding captions, creating a table of figures and embedding fonts for theses and dissertations.

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As you near the end of your thesis or dissertation, having to stop and learn long document formatting probably wasn't high on your list of priorities. Taking a few minutes to learn how to do page numbering, heading styles and image captioning, however, will save you a lot of time in the long run, though. On these pages, you'll find download-able How-To guides for Mac or PC on your right, along with links to additional thesis and dissertation information from the KU Graduate School. You are also welcome to attend a live workshop on Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting, to set up an individualized deskside coaching appointment, or to just call or e-mail with your questions.

Good luck with your research!

Windows 8 Quick Fixes

If you were using Snipping Tool in Microsoft Windows 7 to work with images in your thesis or dissertation, you may have a hard time finding it again if you switch to Windows 8. Click here for a forum link that gives more information on accessing it.


Missing your Start button in Windows 8? Here's a CNET link with possible solutions.


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ETD Format and Submit Open Lab Hours (Watson 400A)

     December 15: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.       December 16: 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

     December 17: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.       December 18: 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.


ETD Formatting Documents

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting documents specifically for KU graduate students. Hover over each link below for additional information.

Advanced Formatting Guides

ETD @ KU: Grad School Links

Other Helpful Thesis and Dissertation Links

Lots more stuff for graduate students! Hover over the links below to learn more.

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