[texhax] ASU Thesis/Dissertation Style File
sharon_baker at asu.edu
Sun May 3 01:01:37 CEST 2009
I just wanted to inform everyone that with the help of Peter Wilson,
and his creation of the pwasu.sty file, I have passed my final format
approval for my thesis!! I would also like to thank Yuri Robbers and
Tom Sgouros for their help with the last few formatting changes I
If anyone is interested in using the style file for their ASU Thesis/
Dissertation, please contact me. I will likely be unsubscribing to
this list for now.
Thank you all again for your attention and your help!
On Apr 3, 2009, at 7:38 PM, Sharon Baker wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm completing my thesis for a Masters at ASU (Arizona State
> University) and I'm using LaTeX. I am using an old style file
> asthesis.sty that John Jones wrote in 1998. The version I have is
> April 2001 (version 1.11).
> Unfortunately, some ignoramus at ASU posted the following (below)
> in May of 2005 so I haven't heard of anyone updating that style
> file since. ASU's complete ignorance about LaTeX baffles me,
> though. Anyway, I'm obviously ignoring them hoping I can get the
> format correct and not have to use crappy WORD!! So if anyone has
> a recent version of this style file (that will follow the latest
> Format Manual from ASU), I'd love it if you shared it :D But if no
> one replies, I will have to send requests to texhax for help to fix
> format errors the graduate college will whine about.
> Due to continued formatting errors associated with the style-file
> LaTeX, the Format Advising Service does not recommend that students
> continue to use it as a style guide.
> LaTeX, developed by a former ASU student, is available only on his
> personal website and is based on an outdated version of the Format
> Manual. The format of theses and dissertations has changed since
> its development, and LaTeX no longer meets the basic requirements
> of a recommended style guide. The check-box option for LaTeX has
> been removed from the Format Approval Sheet, and students are
> encouraged to use other style guides such as APA, MLA, Chicago,
> Turabian, or a field-specific journal article.
> Thanks so much!
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