Step One: Use the ETD Templates
The ETD process offers students helpful and versatile templates, formatted, and structured to the standards and guidelines of the School of Graduate Studies. Though the templates are optional, it is recommended that they are used.
The following template formats are available for download. Note that the templates from the older versions of Word must be downloaded by right-clicking and selecting download.
Please make sure you download the correct version to avoid compatability issues.
Windows: MS Word 2007 and 2010 template:
Windows: MS Word 2000 and 2003 template:
Mac OS: MS Word 2008 and 2011 template:
Mac OS: MS Word 98 through Word 2004 template:
Note: UNB only provides technical support for Microsoft Word versions of the template.
Note: Some departments and GAUs have particular stylistic requirements that might be slightly different than the template. You are advised, therefore, to check with your supervisor prior to presentation of the final manuscript. If you do need to modify a particular formatting style to suit your faculty's requirements, feel free to do so.
The following template manuals are available:
- Microsoft Word 2000-2003 template manual [PDF Format]
- Microsoft Word 2007 template manual [PDF Format] [Online HTML Format]
- Microsoft Word 2007 handout * this goes into further detail on how to use specific Word 2007 features
- Article-based theses and dissertations manual [PDF Format]
- LaTex template manual
Word Template Help
Also available is a guide to common issues or problems you may run into with the Word templates.
If you need any additional assistance with the Word templates, please visit the contact us page.
LaTex Template Help
UNB does not have official technical support for LaTeX software; however, there are valuable resources located at the official website:
In addition, a general FAQ on LaTex can be found at http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq and you can also sign up for the Tex User's group at http://www.tug.org. Please contact your supervisor if you have any further questions.
Please be advised that the UNB Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will expire August 2017 and will not be renewed.
For information on available alternatives and content migration, please visit the RefWorks guide on the library website for product comparisons, video tutorials, and other assistance.