March 9, 2012
Mark Senn

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Thesis/Dissertation Office

Many candidates have made favorable comments about puthesis when depositing their theses. We strongly recommend candidates consider learning puthesis prior to the writing process. Using puthesis cuts formatting discrepancies to almost zero, drastically reduces the possibility of revision requests, and helps ensure stress-free deposits!
—Mark D. Jaeger, Manager, Thesis/Dissertation Office

Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

It was awesome! Thanks!
—Marriner Merrill, Ph.D., May 2009

Puthesis saves time and spared me many headaches with regard to thesis formatting. I used MS Word for my undergrad thesis and formatting was a nightmare. Here's a tip: start early, build output often, dance a jig.
—Galen Needham, MSAA, December 2009

Chemical Engineering

Thanks for a wonderful package. I just love using Latex for documents of this size and scope, it makes the formatting details so much easier to consistently deal with.
—Pat McGough, Ph.D., May 2012


I used the templates to write my dissertation and they were really helpful. The format was instantly approved by the Chemistry Department.
—Gabriel Longo, Ph.D., May 2007

Computer Science

I think that your puthesis is now used almost universally in Computer Science. It offers a great convenience to our students and makes my job of checking format much easier. You have done the University a great service.
—William J. Gorman, Assistant to the Head, Computer Sciences

The Latex thesis style file is great!
—Ashish Kundu, Ph.D., December 2010

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The puthesis class file for LaTeX has helped hundreds of ECE graduate students meet the requirements for format approval. Using it allows them to focus on the content of their thesis without concern for the myriad of formatting details that it automatically handles. The Graduate School's Thesis/Dissertation Office also recommends the use of puthesis and LaTeX.
—Andy Hughes, ECE Thesis Format Advisor

Materials Engineering

I have been using the template and it is fantastic!
—Ya Zhou, Ph.D., August 2010

Mechanical Engineering

I love the puthesis template and think that all Purdue students should be encouraged to use LaTeX for their theses and dissertations. I had a much easier time formatting my dissertation in LaTeX than I did formatting my thesis in Microsoft Word.
—Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, December 2006
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, August 2002

The template works GREAT! So long Word, I can never imagine going back after this. Efforts are so focused on content vs working with Word.
—Jeremy Schaffer, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, August 2007

Nuclear Engineering

Puthesis made my thesis writing a breeze. Learning LaTeX was fun and it has become my typesetting program of choice. I spent less than two days learning how to use LaTeX and puthesis and it was worth every second. I know of two people that had problems with other programs (specifically Microsoft Word) either in losing large sections of their thesis or unseen formatting changes that occurred while transferring their documents to the printer, both of which resulted in hours of extra work. Besides not having any formatting issues, the ability to move sections of text and keep all labels and references properly numbered is incredible. I told several other people in my department to learn LaTeX just for their thesis preparation and they all thanked me for it. Anytime I didn't understand how to make something work the puthesis mailing list was always a fast, reliable source for answers. Puthesis is the best tool for thesis preparation at Purdue University! Many thanks to Mark and all his work in providing this package.
—Aaron Totemeier, M.S., Nuclear Engineering, August 2006

Revised: March 9, 2012
Created: January 4, 2007