University Of Glasgow Theses

University Of Glasgow Theses

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Thesis layout and presentation

University guidelines on the layout and presentation of your thesis are available. It is recommended that you consult them if you are unsure of how to present your thesis. You should also check with your School if they have any specific requirements for thesis presentation. University Of Glasgow Theses

For further help with preparing your thesis you are strongly encouraged to attend the course on ‘Using Word to prepare your thesis‘ run by IT Services. This course is primarily based on the University guidelines mentioned already.

Conversion to PDF

The required format for deposit in the Theses Service is PDF. It is assumed that you will be using a standard piece of software to create the electronic version of your thesis, e.g. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer or LaTeX. Before you deposit your thesis you need to convert it to PDF format. Ideally your thesis should consist of a single PDF file. However, it is acceptable to deposit a small number of individual files if you experience major difficulties in producing a single file for conversion to PDF. Before converting to PDF you need to ensure that you have incorporated any elements of the thesis created in programmes such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint etc. into the main body of the thesis. If using Microsoft Word to produce your thesis, you should do this by using the Insert>Object, Insert>Picture or Insert>File options rather than by copying and pasting. However, if there are e.g. multimedia elements that you are unable to incorporate into the main body of your thesis it may be possible to to upload these as a separate file. See Depositing associated multimedia files for more information on what can be deposited. Details of how to deposit associated multimedia files can be found in Depositing your thesis.

University Of Glasgow Theses

For help and advice on preparing the electronic version of your thesis you will find it extremely useful to attend the course on ‘Using Word to prepare your thesis’ run by IT Services. The course will include information on how to convert your thesis to PDF. While you are strongly encouraged to attend this course, the documentation for the course can also be accessed here: