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Writing a thesis using Word 2016


Be aware: This course assumes Word for Windows. Not everything that is treated is available in Word for Mac!

Duration: 4 half days
Audience: Students and PhD students preparing a thesis, and other authors writing long or complicated documents that are to be formatted and published, such as papers and books.

Course fee


Students and PhD students: € 79
PhD students: € 279
Staff UG, UMCG, Hanze and other universities: € 519
External: € 919

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: CIT secretariat (050 - 36 39200)

Course fee includes CIT-course documentation and Word/dtp templates developed by the CIT.

Why should I attend this course?

Word may seem a simple program, but those who ever tried to master numbered lists, tables of contents, (wide) tables, diagrams, or pictures, will know better.

Pictures jumping to another position, numbering that is out of order, diagrams with arrows pointing in the wrong direction, disappearing headers, footers or page numbers. Disasters for those who really need these functions, e.g. for a master or PhD Thesis! This course will bring you back in control!


  • Using Word/dtp predefined styles and templates for books
  • Creating and modifying styles
  • Creating and modifying templates
  • Working with tables
  • Working with pictures
NB: Although 80% of this course applies to every Word version, the provided macros are only compatible with Word 2010 (and newer) for Windows.

Table of contents

Writing a thesis using Word

Course format

Presentation of theory, demonstrations, self study and hands-on practice.


The ability to format large, rich documents like theses and other books, preparing them for publication.


Ample experience using Word.

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