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ETD Technical Help

For questions about formatting or submitting your thesis/dissertation electronically, first please refer to the Duke Graduate School Guide for Electronic Submission of Thesis and Dissertations (pdf).

MS Word
If you are using MS Word 2003, there is a template available on the Graduate School's website that contains a great deal of step-by-step instruction on correct formatting: Duke_University_Dissertation_Template2010.doc. For help with MS Word (page numbering, section breaks, etc.) visit the OIT Free Technology Training page or call the OIT help desk at 684-2200.

A zip file of the LaTeX template for Duke theses/dissertations is available here: For help with LaTeX, please consult Note that neither the Graduate School nor OIT is able to provide extensive support for LaTeX beyond the template linked above.

Submitting your thesis/dissertation
The process is done online at and there are step-by-step directions available there. For additional assistance with in the process of submitting your dissertation to ProQuest, please send email to, or call The Berkeley Electronic Press at  510-665-1200  . The Berkeley Electronic Press handles technical support inquiries for the submission system. 

Other technical help for ETD creation

Proquest offers a free, detailed tutorial (pdf) on creation and management of an ETD in pdf format.