We recommend that you review the videos and instructions for formatting your thesis/dissertation before you start to write. The links below will guide you through the most common features of Microsoft Office Word and Adobe Acrobat. Samples of the title and signature pages are included for your reference.
IUP has established standards for the layout of the front matter of theses/dissertations. Review the samples below carefully to ensure your document complies to the standards.
Please refer to the
Thesis-Dissertation Manual for additional guidelines on formatting your thesis or dissertation.
Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation is a presentation that provides important information about the formatting process and live links to details. It covers important points from the Thesis-Dissertation Manual about front matter, APA style, MLA style, and plagiarism prevention software.
The short videos and instructions below cover the most common features of MS Word that you will use as you write your thesis/dissertation.
You will submit your thesis/dissertation electronically in PDF format. The video and instructions below will guide you through converting your Word document into a PDF file.
If you need more detailed assistance with MS Word or Adobe Acrobat, please contact the
Applied Research Lab at 724-357-4530 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule personalized training.