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MICROSOFT WORD CLASS FOR DISSERTATIONS SUBMITTED TO IITM

A THESIS

submitted by

NAME

for the award of the degree

of

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS.

NOVEMBER 2010

THESIS CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that the thesis titled MICROSOFT WORD CLASS FOR DISSERTATIONS SUBMITTED TO IITM, submitted by Author, to the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, is a bona fide record of the research work done by him under our supervision. The contents of this thesis, in full or in parts, have not been submitted to any other Institute or University for the award of any degree or diploma.

Prof. 1 Research Guide Assistant Professor Dept. of Management Studies IIT-Madras, 600 036

Place: Chennai

Date: 18th November 2010

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Mr. Bill Gates for creating Microsoft Word and with it an easy-to-use word processor.

ABSTRACT

KEYWORDS: MS Word, Style files, Format. A simple template is provided here in MS Word class. This can be used to easily write a thesis suitable for submission at IIT Madras. The class provides options for Ph.D., M.S., M.Tech., and B.Tech. thesis. The formatting is (to the best of knowledge of the authors) as per the guidelines of the institute.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABSTRACT LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES ABBREVIATIONS NOTATIONS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. MS Word features..................... 1.2. MS Word figures.. 1.3. MS Word options. .

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A SAMPLE APPENDIX

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LIST OF TABLES

1.1. A sample table with table caption placed appropriately. This caption is very long and is single-spaced. Notice how the text is aligned...4

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LIST OF FIGURES

1.1. A sample figure with figure title placed appropriately. This title is very long and is single-spaced. Notice how the text is aligned...4

ABBREVIATIONS

IITM MWW

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Microsoft Word is Wonderful

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NOTATIONS

Scale parameter Depth angle in degrees

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

This is the first chapter of the thesis template. This is to indicate the formatting style of the report. The line spacing is 1.5, with the indent at the new paragraph. The new paragraph can start in the next line, with no gap. There is an indentation of 0.2 at the beginning of the paragraph. Paragraph in the thesis will always be justified, not leftcentered.

1.1. MS Word features A new section paragraph starts with no indentation. However, there will be a regular indentation of 0.2 at the start of next paragraph. If we want to insert a figure in the text, it has to be centered and suitable title be added for the same. For example,

Figure 1.1: A sample figure with figure title placed appropriately. This title is very long and is single-spaced. Notice how the text is aligned.

Table 1.1: A sample table with caption placed appropriately. This title is very long and is single-spaced. Notice how the text is aligned. x f(x) = x2 0 0 2 4 5 25 7 49

1.2. MS Word figures Blah, blah, blah How does one itemize bullets in a thesis? Well, this is how: First bullet. Second bullet is to be inserted like this. This bullet is being inserted just to demonstrate the paragraph features in the itemize environment. Itemize is a standard name of the Bullet format if you are using LaTeX word editor. Third simple bullet.

Start the next paragraph after a gap of one line. And we can continue to consume more paper. Similarly, we can write the other chapters.

APPENDIX A A SAMPLE APPENDIX

Some gibberish which was not included in the main thesis report can be included in the appendices. Follow the same formatting rules, viz. 1.5 spacing; first line of subsequent paragraphs indented by 0.2; justified paragraphs and other figures and table rules. Figures and tables in appendices can be titled A.1, B.1 etc.