[texhax] ASU Thesis/Dissertation Style File
sharon_baker at asu.edu
Sat Apr 4 04:38:24 CEST 2009
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personal website and is based on an outdated version of the Format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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