2 Report Format A4 paper Font: Times New Romans, 12 point Footnotes, captions, figures, tables, equations: 10 pointLine spacing: double, in the main body textHeading:Chapter: 14 pointBody of Text: 12 point in size
3 Report Format Paragraph: Margin: Page numbering: Spacing between two paragraphs: 4 pointsFirst sentence indented at 1.25cmMargin:Left: 38mmTop: 25mmRight: 25mmBottom: 30mmPage numbering:Abstract, acknowledgment, table of contents: i, ii, iii, iv, …Main text pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, …Centered at bottom of the page
4 Report Format Paragraph justification: fully justified Figure and table caption following the chapters, eg:Figure 3.1 Comparison of parametersTable 5.1 Simulation parametersEquation:Start from the leftNumbered according to its chapter, i.e. (3.1), (4.7)Use Insert Object MS Equation 3.0
5 Report Content Cover Title Page Abstract Acknowledgements Table of ContentsList of TablesList of FiguresList of Symbols/AbbreviationsBody of the Text (Chapters)ReferencesAppendices (Appendix A, Appendix B, etc)
6 Body of Text(sample) Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Theoretical Background or Literature ReviewChapter 3 Method and ImplementationChapter 4 Results and DiscussionChapter 5 Conclusions and Future WorksNote, report content should be clear, concise, straight to the point, and not too much copy paste (plagiarism?)Copy-pasted text could be checked by anti plagiarism software. Remember that if you could find the text in the web, so do the software and/or examiners.
8 Using StylesStyles provide single-click access to specific style and formatting combinations.Word supports two style types:Paragraph stylesCharacter stylesApply styles by clicking a selection from the styles group on the home menu.
9 WHAT IS A STYLE?A style is a set of commands saved with your document that govern the display of the entire document in contrast to specific commands that only control specific items in the documentYou can change the entire document appearance by changing the style
10 PLANNING A STYLECreating a style is nothing more than making a template for the structure of your documentsYou will decide on font type and size and you can modify line and margin settingsPlan for the appearance of body text and for the appearance of different header levelsPlanning A StyleCreating a style is nothing more than making a template for the structure of your documentsYou will decide on font type and size and you can modify line and margin settingsPlan for the appearance of body text and for the appearance of header levels
11 STYLES AND FORMAT The format menu is largely self explanatory To create or modify a style, select styles and format from the format menuExplore the current settings for normal style to see what features are available besides font size and typeStyles and FormatThe format menu is largely self explanatoryTo create or modify a style, select styles and format from the format menu
13 Styles Used in The Templates (ProjectReport.docx) Body TextHeading1 Abstract, Table of Contents, Chapter, References, Appendix AHeading2Heading3, and so onFigure Figure CaptionEquation equationTable Table CaptionYou can modify and create your own styles
15 Why use ?In producing a large research paper, it is highly advisable to record and store all references systematically.EndNote can be used in conjunction with MS Word to insert “in-text” citations throughout the paper, and to automatically load and format references at the end of the paper. (Note that Word 2007 has now begun to include citation management)Many journals and conferences ask for papers formatted in a particular style, and will sometimes send an EndNote style via . EndNote also has a series of templates which can be used to format the whole document ready for submission to a particular publisher.References can be downloaded from most major databases and catalogs in the world into EndNote directly.
16 What is ?It is a bibliographic database for managing references to be used in the publishing of manuscripts, reading lists, student papers or dissertations, according to a preferred citation styleYou can establish a ‘library’ (or many libraries) on different topics, and copy references from one library to anotherYou can store as many as 100,000 references in one library, and can select from hundreds of citation styles, or change or add your own citation style at any timeUse EndNote while you are using Word, and automatically add your in- text citations, and your end bibliography
18 EndNote X1: Summary Cite While You Write commands: Word 2007 EndNote TAB is added, and EndNote launches automatically when requestedGroupsGroups allow you to set up separate sub-libraries, for example select and ‘group’ only books, or items published 2005…Display field and font preferences (Edit – Preferences)
19 Using EX1 with MS Word When X1 is installed, the following EndNote option becomes available on your ribbon, giving this toolbar:
20 basics to try … PROGRAMS – ENDNOTE – EndNote Program Create a new EndNote library (set a name for this library, and save to your EndNote folder set up in MyDocs … or to one place that you will remember!)Create a new reference by typing in the details.BEFORE you start, select a citation style from the drop-down boxBEFORE you start, select the reference type from the drop-down boxNote: multiple authors on separate linesauthors – enter the last name first, comma, first name(s)watch capitalizationClose the reference window – you will see the summary list
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