Day: July 20, 2010

How to check your papersize and page number location

Having the correct paper size and page number location is an important part of preparing a thesis or dissertation.  Adobe Reader and Acrobat have tools that will help you verify these elements of your document.

Check the basic paper size

In Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, select File…Properties.

The file menu in Adobe Acrobat.
The file menu in Adobe Acrobat.

Click on the “Description” tab and look at the paper size.  The paper size of the primary paper will be listed.  If you have inserted over-sized pages, these will not be shown here.

The document properties window.
The document properties window.

Check the advanced paper size and page number location

Adobe Acrobat provides more tools for viewing your page size than Adobe Reader.  In Adobe Acrobat X Pro, turn on the rulers by selecting “View…Show/Hide…Rulers&Grids…Rulers”  or <ctrl> + R.  In version 9, turn on the ruler by selecting “View…Rulers” as shown in the screen shot below.

The view menu highlighting the rulers command.
The view menu highlighting the rulers command.

The ruler at the top and side of the page will appear.  Scroll through your document to see how large each page is, or to see the location of the page numbers on your finished page.

The rulers shown on a pdf file.
The rulers shown on a pdf file.

The grid can also be turned on by selecting “View…Grid” (version 9) or “View…Show/Hide…Rulers & Grid…Grid” or <ctrl> + u (Version X).  If you don’t like the default grid, you can change the options by selecting “Edit…Preferences”.  Select “Unit and Guides” and alter the layout to the desired grid spacing.

The Units and Guides preferences.
The Units and Guides preferences.

With the grid on and spaced at one inch intervals, it is easy to see that the page numbers are at least one inch from the edge of the page (see red line).  These page numbers are a little under 1.25″ away from the edge of the page – and are too high up on the page for the current procedures.

The pdf document with rulers and grid visible.
The pdf document with rulers and grid visible.

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New theses and dissertations in Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses and dissertations from the following programs:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Geology
  • Mineral Economics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library.

Edward Anino
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-advisors: Chung-Jui Tsai and Scott A Harding
Dissertation title: Characterization of Populus tremuloides Caffeic Acid O-methyltransferase and 4-Coumarate:CoA Ligase Gene Promoters to Identify Regulatory Elements

Steven Bailey
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor:Nancy M Grimm
Dissertation title: Writing Center Handbooks and Travel Guidebooks: Redesigning Instructional Texts for Multicultural, Multilingual, and Multinational Contexts

Sigridur Bjarnadottir
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor:Yue Li
Thesis title: An Evaluation of the Impacts of Climate Change on Hurricane Damage Risks and Adaptation Strategies

Han-Yi Chen
Master of Science in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-advisors: Chung-Jui Tsai and Scott A Harding
Thesis title: Characterization of Two Distinct 4-coumarate:CoA ligase(4CL) Genes in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Marika Dalton
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor:Iain Matthew Watson
Dissertation title: Understanding Volcanic Processes Using UV Camera Measurements of Sulfur Dioxide and Coincident Infrasound and Seismicity

Ganbaatar Davaadorj
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Co-advisors: Mark C Roberts and Gary A Campbell
Thesis title: Long-Term Copper Price and Valuation of a Mining Project with Real Options

Steven Johnson
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor:Pushpalatha P N Murthy
Dissertation title: Heterologous Expression of Alkaline Phytase from Lily Pollen in Bacteria and Yeast

Xiaoxue Liu
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor:Mark C Roberts
Thesis title: Are Gold and Oil Prices Reliable Leading Indicators of US Inflation?

Stephen Lyke
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor:Michael C Roggemann
Dissertation title: Statistics of the Received Power for Free Space Optical Channels

Emily McCarthy
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor:Iain Matthew Watson
Dissertation title: Quantification of Volcanogenic Water Vapor Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

Matthew Metz
Master of Science in Applied Ecology
Advisor:John Andrew Vucetich
Thesis title: Seasonal Patterns in Foraging and Predation of Gray Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Andrea Munoz Hernandez
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor:Alex S Mayer
Dissertation title: Integrated Hydrologic-Economic-Institutional Water Model for the Rio Yaqui Basin, Sonora, Mexico

Kristopher Nitz
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Advisor:Casey J Huckins
Thesis title: Environmental Factors Related to Adfluvial Migration by Coaster Brook Trout in the Salmon Trout River in Northern Michigan

Soumyashree Sreehari
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor:Rudy L Luck
Dissertation title: Syntheses and Characterizations of Monomeric Mo(VI)Complexes with Bidentate Phosphine Oxide Ligands and Dimeric and Tetrameric Mo(V) Clusters with Benzoic Acid and Phosphinic Acid Derivatives

Daniel Sterk
Master of Science in Mineral Economics
Co-advisors: Gary A Campbell and Mark C Roberts
Thesis title: Gold Price and the Future of the Homestake Mine

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Alumni Race to the Altar

Karl Walczak and Margot Hutchins after completing the Canal Run.  Photo courtesy of the Daily Mining Gazette.
Karl Walczak and Margot Hutchins after completing the Canal Run. Photo courtesy of the Daily Mining Gazette.

Karl Walczak and Margot Hutchins recently participated in the 35th annual Canal Run – and got married on the same day.  The Canal Run holds a special place in their hearts, as they also announced their engagement at the same event one year ago.

The Graduate School wishes Karl and Margot the best as they begin their married life together.

Read more about Karl and Margot in the Daily Mining Gazette.

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