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Hands-on with the Library Thesis Word Template

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Beginning Fall 2020:

For Summer 2020 submissions:

  • The Library will accept either the signed & unsigned Approval Page and Supervisor Revision memo OR the ResultsApproval, & Degree Recommendation (RAD).
  • For further assistance, please contact the Assistant for Theses:


The SFU Library thesis template is a Microsoft Word file designed to assist students in preparing theses, projects, and extended essays. The template uses custom styles to ensure that your document  conforms to SFU-specific formatting standards and acceptable for Library submission.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

  • the structure of the SFU Library thesis/project/extended essays
  • styles: what Word styles are, the organization of the Library thesis template styles and how to apply the styles
  • how to insert tables, figures/images, auto-numbered captions and notes
  • how to generate and update the Table of Contents, List of Tables and List of Figures
Requirements: Participants will need to bring their own laptop (either Mac or PC) with Microsoft Word installed. Note: the template has been tested with the following versions of MS Word: Word 2011 (Mac), Word 2013 (Windows), and Word 2016/365 (Windows and Mac), so it is advisable not have anything older than these versions.
Working Files: Closer to the workshop date, necessary working files will be emailed to all registrants.

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