This course is for researchers at the University of Queensland who need to use the complex features of Word to structure long documents.  This includes automation to limit repetitive tasks and meet the formatting requirements for a successful thesis submission.

Following this training participants will be able to:

1. Use styles with confidence

2. Utilise Outline view effectively

3. Generate automated tables of contents, figures etc.

4. Insert captions and cross-references

CaST is targeted at enabling you to prepare and create your thesis document in an efficient and appropriate way and to know where to get support if you need it.   This will free you to spend time where it counts:  on your research.

The ability to prepare complex documentation is also a skill you will be able to transfer to your professional life after your HDR.

About Publishing and authorship

Producing and promoting publications is an essential part of being a researcher and communicating new knowledge generated from your research. Knowing how and where to get published, understanding the publication process and being aware of authorship protocols will be critical to your success in this area. 

Useful links


If English is not your first language, there are many resources to help with professional editing of research papers, reports, book chapters or PhD theses. Many of the major journal websites include links to services. Note that there is a cost to using these services.