[texhax] ASU Thesis/Dissertation Style File

Sharon Baker sharon_baker at asu.edu
Sat Apr 4 04:38:24 CEST 2009

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personal website and is based on an outdated version of the Format  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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