Download and open the ETDR template - Word 2013

To download the template:

  1. Go to the Templates page.
  2. Click the link for Masters theses/reports or Doctoral dissertations.
  3. Save the file to your computer. Specify a filename and where you want to save the file. Be sure Word Document is selected in the Save As menu. Click Save.

To begin using the template:

  1. Start Microsoft Word.
  2. Open the template file you downloaded in the previous steps (masters.doc or doctoral.doc).

When you save your file, you may want to do two things:

  1. Save it under a different filename.
  1. Save the file as a Word document (.docx). If you will share your file with others who are using Word 2003 or older versions, save it as a Word 97-2003 Document.