The sequence for the process is:
With reference to relevant guidelines, design the template with necessary
Create chapters as separate documents using the template as the starting point
and applying appropriate styles and features.
Create the ͚final͛ document from template, and add chapters.
Generate whole-document features, including tables and references:
Reconstruction of accurate tables of contents, figures and tables
Continuous page numbering
Cross-references between chapters (if included)
Compilation of reference lists from in-text citations
The methods included in this guide will explain how this can be achieved.
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Check also your departmental guidelines on setting out your thesis, in particular the
system of referencing required for your discipline.
When preparing a template you will need to refer to requirements for:
Title pages (including layout for cover and binding recommendations)
Use of Headings (generally no more than 4 levels)
Margins (eg 40mm minimum on binding edge, 15mm minimum on others)
Text size and spacing (1½ or double line-spacing, approximately 11pt)
Numbering of pages (generally continuous throughout)
Numbering of chapters, tables, illustrations, appendices, etc
Whilst writing you will also need to be aware of requirements for:
Order of the content
Lists of contents