ETD Formatting and Working with Multimedia Files

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Formatting Instructions and Title/Acceptance Page

Thesis instructions updated Oct 22, 2010
Required formatting templates:

PDF Title page and  PDF Acceptance page 
Word Title page and Word Acceptance page

Dissertation instructions updated Oct 22, 2010
Required formatting templates:

PDF Title page and PDF Acceptance page
Word Title page and Word Acceptance page

UMI Formatting Requirements

LaTeX Users

Thesis and Dissertation package for LaTeX users
How-to website for LaTeX users
Self-documenting pdf example of how to use KU's LaTeX class
KU Mathematics' LaTeX website

Including Digital Images

Multimedia, Images, and PDF: Creating Effective and Enduring Digital Files
KU Library Services

Copyright and Issues of Responsible Research

Copyright Information
Protecting Your Own Work and Respecting the Work of Others
ETDs and Digital Scholarship
Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) Research Integrity
RGS site for Responsible Scholarship

Preparing your Manuscript

KU Graduate Writing Program
KU Writing Center: Resources for Graduate Students
KU Writing Center: Theses and Dissertations
Workshops: desktop software, statistical software, etc.

Scanning Equipment and Digitization Software

The libraries make available to the KU community a variety of basic and advanced equipment and software suitable for creating and editing digital images. The following links outline resources available at different library locations throughout KU.

Anschutz Library
-GIS and Data Services
-Public Equipment
-Art & Architecture Library

Engineering Library
Medical Center

Music & Dance Library
Spencer Library (by permission only)
Regents Center Library(Overland Park)
Watson Library
Wheat Law Library

Creating the PDF Version of Your Manuscript

UMI's instructions on creating a PDF File
Acrobat Professional is available in most university libraries as well as 110 Budig Hall. If those are not convenient then check out computer labs by software.

How to make a PDF from KU's PDF PowerHour(PDF).
Still have a question on PDF creation? Call (785) 864-0410 or email

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