Converting to PDF
A final ͚fixed͛ version of your thesis is best created as a PDF, and you can do this direct
from Word, but there are three methods, often giving slightly different results:
On the File tab select Save & Send > Create PDF/XPS Document and choose the
Create PDF/XPS button. This opens a dialogue with the file type already set to
On the File tab select Save As͙ to open the dialogue͘ You will then need to
change the File type to PDF.
In both these cases always select Options and tick the option to Create Bookmarks from
Headings – this ensures a properly structured PDF.
Alternatively, you can also usually generate a PDF from the Print options. On the
File tab choose Print, and view the alternative Printers available. These may
include DocuCom PDF Driver, Nuance PDF or ScanSoft PDF Create. These will
also generate PDF documents.
Note PDF documents can be managed using Nuance PDF Creator Enterprise, available
on University managed PCs.
How do I apply the thesis template and styles to existing documents?
If you have already written material in a standard ͚New͛ document, based on the
Normal template, you will need to convert it convert it to a document based on the
Thesis template. This is the most reliable method:
First ensure that as far as possible your existing document uses styles correctly,
particularly for Headings, but don͛t worry about the formatting of the styles͘
Create a new document based on your thesis template.
Insert the existing file. For the method see 8.1 - Combined files, p23.
Any styled content will be updated to match the corresponding style definitions in the
new document; for other content you may need to apply an appropriate style.
Tip: If some text has direct formatting applied, or the style doesn͛t seem to be
working, select and from the Styles pane choose Clear All before re-styling.
How do I update styles as I am writing?
Changes made whilst working on a particular document, will only affect the current
document. Update the template so that the style is available for new documents: