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  • Our Microsoft Word templates are designed to be used with Word 2010.

  • We are unable to support the use of these templates with older versions of Microsoft Word, Pages for Mac, or LibreOffice.

  • For troubleshooting, use the Template Guide & Microsoft's Help Pages

Questions? Email gradhelp@purdue.edu with WORD TEMPLATE in the subject line


Template Guide

Please review the Template Guide before you begin, and use it for reference and troubleshooting as you work.


Templates with Guide Boxes

The guide boxes in these templates provide formatting tips and reminders. Even if you choose not to use this as your template, consider refering to one as you work.   

Templates without Guide Boxes


Template for Mac

This is a new template designed for use in MS Word on Mac. We do not support its use in Pages.

If you prefer to use one of our other templates, consider using TeamViewer, or a similar program, to remotely access a PC with Windows. 

If you have questions about this template, email gradhelp@purdue.edu with MAC TEMPLATE in the subject line.


 Sample Thesis Pages

Please refer to sample thesis pages as you format your document.


Formatting Checklist

Please review your document using the formatting checklist before you submit.