The template contains the pages and styles you need to format your paper. If you are new to the template, please watch the thesis brief. If you still have questions, contact a thesis processor. Microsoft Word must be version 2013 or later (or Mac equivalent). The template functions best with Word 2016, so we recommend downloading that version. Download Microsoft Office, which contains Word, here. We do not recommend, however, upgrading versions in the middle of writing of your thesis. If you do, please follow the compatibility settings carefully before upgrading.
Do not use Word Online or Word apps to create your thesis. These programs are likely to severely change your formatting.
Upload completed forms to your SharePoint site. All forms marked "required" must be present in order for your thesis processor to begin your Final Review.
This form tells us whom to share your thesis with after it is cataloged by the NPS library and the Defense Technical Information Center. The data in this form will be used to create your publication announcement, which will be emailed one month after graduation to the recipients you specify. The letter will include a link to your thesis in the NPS online catalog.
Marines must include these email addresses.
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Steep learning curve—for the technically inclined only. Basic to intermediate coding skill is required, and processors are unable to provide formatting help.
The template comes packaged with a BibTeX tool; the code for each entry type is shown in more detail here.