Formatting and Editing FAQs

Where are the templates for the prefatory pages?
Chapter IX of the online Style Manual includes information about using templates for creating the mandatory prefatory pages for all theses and dissertations in MS Word. Sample prefatory pages are available here and in Appendices C and D. The link to the templates and other useful places can be found in Appendix A.
I want to have a personal copy made of my dissertation. Does the Graduate School do that?
If you would like to purchase additional copies of your thesis/dissertation for yourself, you may order bound copies through UMI (Order copies page), or you may order copies on your own through other outlets.  For example, B & J Bookbinding in Corvallis, Oregon is a local small business that offers traditional hard cover bookbinding (please keep in mind that this company requires you to deliver printed hard copies of your manuscript, so you should factor that in to your costs). Other online options, such as, allow you to upload your manuscript as a PDF and order copies online.  In any case, the student is responsible for investigating the costs and quality of the chosen vendor. The University does not endorse or recommend any specific printing service.
Can I make an appointment with the editor?

You can contact the editor by email ( sends e-mail)) to ask questions and/or arrange preliminary electronic review (subject to staff availability) of drafts of your document after you have formatted it to meet the style guidelines. 

Where can I get help with electronic formatting and converting my thesis or dissertation into a pdf document for electronic submission?
The Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) Ed Tech & Canvas Support in the Knight Library, room 19, can assist you in using your word processing program effectively and converting your final document to a pdf for submission to the Graduate School. Please call the Ed Tech & Canvas Support Office at (541) 346-1942 to ensure availability of staff who can assist you.
What exactly are the turn-in procedures?
The turn-in process for theses and dissertations is described in the here and in the Style Manual (Chapters III and IV). All theses and dissertations are submitted electronically. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Thesis and Dissertation section of our website as you prepare to submit your final document.




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