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LaTeX Template (puthesis)

The Thesis/Dissertation Office recommends using puthesis.

  • Why should you use it?
    • Thousands of people have graduated using it. You won’t need to “reinvent the wheel.”
    • All formatting details are done automatically, you can concentrate of the content of your thesis instead of worrying about margins, typefaces, etc.
    • It is especially convenient for typesetting mathematics.
    • Many people think it produces a more attractive output than other systems.
    • All of the software needed is free and available for a wide variety of software and operating systems.
    • Some (especially engineering, mathematics, and science) journals use LaTeX.
    • You may be able to cut large chunks out of your thesis, change a few lines at the top of the resulting file, and send that to a journal.
    • Using LaTeX and BibTeX is very common in the scientific community. Sooner or later you may need to learn it anyway.

MS Word Template

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 with WORD TEMPLATE in the subject line.

  • 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 referring to one as you work.

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.Questions? Email with MAC TEMPLATE in the subject line.
    • Template for Mac

Formatting Guidance

Sample Thesis Pages

Formatting Checklist

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

iThenticate Plagiarism Screening Program

  • As of September 1, 2014 all thesis/dissertations deposited at Purdue must be screened using the iThenticate program. Satisfactioin of this requirement will be certified by both major professor & degree candidate signing in Section 111 of GS Form 32. Please direct all iThenticate questions to Dr. James Mohler, Purdue's Research Integrity Officer.

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