Welcome to the ETD Formatting Support Guide
The UM Libraries support the University’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) database submission program by providing assistance with the final steps of the process. We help students convert their theses and dissertations into a properly formatted PDF. See the Conversion Guides tab above for instructions on using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional to create the final PDF. Below are ways that you can work with our support team.
Make an Appointment
Book half hour or hour appointments with an Information Specialist for basic formatting support. Please describe any issues you are experiencing and upload a document, if applicable, when arranging an appointment. To schedule an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the ETD Support team at email@example.com. We will respond to your email within 24-48 hours.
Fonts not embedding
If you find that your fonts are not embedded after following the instructions in the Conversion Guidelines, follow this quick guide to easily embed fonts into your PDF.
Formatting your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
The basics of formatting page numbers and tables are explained below. For more assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formatting Document Page Numbers
Formatting page numbers for dissertations involves knowing how the header and footer settings work in Microsoft Word. This guide can help you understand these settings along with how to properly create section breaks.
Formatting Tables in Word
You may need to properly display charts and tables in your dissertation. Here's a short guide on how to properly format these types of data.