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Word Windows - Thesis template installation guide

Installation guide Windows
Uppsala University thesis template for Word 
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This information will help you set up the template used for most doctoral theses presented at Uppsala University. The template will make it easier for you to follow the guidelines regarding layout and speed up the process of preparing the thesis for print and electronic publishing. 
This document is a compliment to the installation films.

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Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows
To get started you need to follow the steps outlined under Installation to install the template, and New to create a new thesis document. If you change Word version or change templates you can paste your text into a new thesis document or follow the instructions outlined under Attach.


Installation – To install the template

  1. Go to
  2. Download the template for Word 2016 and 2019 by right-clicking the link UUThesis-Word2016-Windows.dotm and saving the file to your desktop. The template is called UUThesis-Word2016-Windows.dotm and there should be an exclamation mark on the icon.
  3. Open Word 2016 or 2019 and click FileOpen… (Arkiv › Öppna…). Select the template on your desktop and click Open (Öppna). The template will open. If prompted, click Enable editing (Aktivera redigering) and Enable content (Aktivera innehåll).
  4. Click FileSave asBrowse (Arkiv › Spara som › Bläddra).
  5. Get Word to find the template folder by temporarily switching file formats
    1. Set File format: Word Template (Filformat: Word-mall), 
    2. Set File format: Word Macro-Enabled Template (Filformat: Makroaktiverad Word-mall). 
    3. Click Save (Spara).
  6. Close the template and delete the original UUThesis-Word2016-Windows.dotm that you downloaded.

New – To create a new thesis document
Before you begin, please follow the instructions to install the template (see above). 

  1. Open Word 2016/2019 and click FileNewPersonal (Arkiv › Nytt › Personliga).
  2. Find the template UUThesis-Word2016-Windows and double-click it to create a new document. 


Attach – If you change Word version or the template isn’t working
Before you begin, please follow the instructions to install the template (see above). 

  1. Click FileOptionsAdd-ins (Arkiv › Alternativ Tillägg).
  2. At the bottom of the window, set the dropdown Manage: Templates  (Hantera: Mallar) and click Go… (Gå…).
  3. Click Attach… (Koppla…), select UUThesis-Word2016-Windows.dotm and click Open (Öppna).
  4. Check the box Automatically update document styles (Uppdatera dokumentets formatmallar automatiskt) and click OK.

The UU Menu toolbar – Working with the template
You will find a panel under the tab UU in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This is the UU Menu and it contains Rubrik, Text, Tecken, Lista, and Bilder och tabeller.

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For more information you can also check Word template content and guidelines

You can also watch our video tutorial regarding Word thesis template: Word template video tutorial