MS Word & LaTeX Templates

The Application Support Center maintains templates for MS Word and LaTeX in an effort to make adhering to the Graduate Editorial Office Publication Standards a little easier. The Word file can be used by both Mac and PC users (see the note to Mac users below). These templates are provided in the current .docx format. If you need the Word 2003 format (.doc) contact the Application Support Center. The LaTeX Template owes a huge debt of gratitude to Ron Smith for developing the ufthesis.cls file.

MS Word Template – Arial

The standard template that most students should use. We have updated the template to make use of Word’s ability to number Tables and Figures like the Numbered Heading template does. This document uses custom Word “styles” to help format your document to meet Editorial Office Guidelines.¬†Note to Macintosh Users:¬†MS Word on a Macintosh will make the Table of Contents, List of Figures, and List of Tables links, that are Required by the Editorial Office, around the page numbers only. This link will not comply with the Editorial Requirements and ALL Mac Users must be aware that they will have to make some arrangement make these links over the text as is done on the PC. The easiest method is to fully update these tables one last time and convert to pdf on a Windows Machine just before uploading to the Editorial Document Management System.

MS Word Template – Times

A few people prefer to use Times New Roman (Note: while Times New Roman is a very good font in the hard copy version, Arial is a superior font for readability on a computer screen) Please use this version if you are gong to use Times New Roman.

MS Word Template with numbered headings

NOTE: This numbered template has demonstrated too many problems to allow the continued use. It will lose the numbering for third level headings when saved as a .docx format. We are working on a fix – but have not found solution at this time This template has been withdrawn due to continuing issues with MS Word’s numbering system.

LaTeX Template

Updated – January, 2017 – An archive of files to help you meet the challenge of modifying a LaTeX “Report” into a UF Thesis or Dissertation. The “main.tex” file is the main file that assembles the individual files into a complete package. The userinfo.tex file has now been incorporated into the main.tex file and is no longer needed. The default method of compiling the document is now “xelatex” which allows a much wider range of graphics capabilities. If you are using an older version of LaTeX that requires “dvipdfm” or “dvipdfmx” we have included versions of the Make Files that will allow you to use the older versions if you don’t want to, or can not upgrade to the latest version. The best way to compile this document is to keep the main file name and run the “Make” file suitable for your system. These can now be found in the “Make Files” folder. Choose the correct file for your system (Read the README file if you’re not sure which one you need)¬† A Makefile is now included for Linux and Macintosh users but may need to be modified to work on your setup. Example of how to set up an un-numbered footnote for previously published chapters.

LaTeX Template – Times

Updated – January, 2017 – The same archive of files but with the font set to Times New Roman. Example of how to set up an un-numbered footnote for previously published chapters.

Sans Serif LaTeX PDF¬†¬† PDF of LaTeX Template makes the template too large to store in our media library so we don’t include a compiled version in the template itself. Use this version to compare as a check to make sure your version is compiling correctly.