Thesis-writing in Office software
For those who have to write their thesis in MS-Word or Openoffice: (LaTex users need not worry 🙂 )
Here are some nice resources I came across regarding typesetting and document preparation, for dummies like myself:
- University of Calgary writing resources (the step-6, writing hints and tips is particularly useful)
- Endnote tutorial
- Thesis-writing, from Illinois Institute of technology
- Any decent office software is capable of much more than what a type-writer can do. Do not forget that writing professional-looking documents requires sensible use of document-preparation tools.
- Think always about the logical mark-up (formatting) rather than physical looks of the elements. LaTex and HTML force you towards logical mark-up, while MS-Word (or Openoffice) does not. But it still supports many of the logical mark-up and automation features.
Update: I found some references on OpenOffice: