Theses

Finalizing your thesis for approval and publication

Follow your degree programme’s guidelines for thesis content and layout.

The entire thesis must be in a single file. Check in the instructions provided by your degree programme whether you need to include a summary in the thesis. The title page must also be included in the same file as the rest of the thesis. Laturi will not alter the file in any way; for example the title page and the abstract are not automatically generated.

For submission to Laturi, all work comprising the thesis, including the title page, must be compiled into a single file.

Contact information and guidance

Laturi helpdesk:
laturi@oulu.fi

Urkund helpdesk:
urkund@oulu.fi

Finalizing your thesis FAQ

How can I get the page numbering to start on another page besides page 1?

Do as follows (instructions for MS Word):

  • go to the page on which you wish the new page numbering to begin
  • select Page Layout -> Breaks -> Continuous
  • click Header ja Footer aktiiviseksi -> klikkaa Link to Previous deaktiiviseksi
  • select Insert -> Page Numbers -> Format Page Numbers -> Start at 1 (2, 3...)
  • select Insert -> Page Number

How do I insert a title page that is in the PDF format into my thesis?

There are many different ways to do this. You can for example use the PDF-XChange program available on workstations in the computer classrooms maintained by IT Administration Services as follows:

  • open PDF-Tools
  • select Split/Merge -> Start
  • select Add to add the files you want to merge. You can change their order with the arrows.
  • select Next -> All Pages To One Document
  • click Next until you are asked for Destination Folder and File Name; enter them
  • select Process
  • the document is saved in the folder you have chosen

You can also use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro to combine pdf-files. Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro is available on workstations in the computer classrooms maintained by IT Administration Services.

  • open Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
  • select Combine -> Merge Files into a Single PDF
  • select Add Files and arrange them by using Move up/Move down -buttons
  • select Combine Files
  • the document is saved in the folder you have chosen

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