1-Click Thesis is another Word application which harnesses the power of Microsoft Word. This time, as the title suggests, it’s a Word app to help academics create, format, and publish their studies using Word. Whether it’s an essay, a thesis, or a dissertation, 1-Click Thesis covers it.
Here’s a quick video which shows you exactly what it can do:
As you can see, the setup and creation is practically done for you. Out of the box, 1-Click Thesis is setup for APA style. However, swapping the academic style is literally 1-click twice (okay, 2 clicks ;)), so it’s easily adaptable to Harvard, Chicago, etc.
What is 1-Click Thesis?
As I mentioned above, 1-Click Thesis is a Microsoft Word template. If you know anything about Microsoft Word, you’ll know that the base document in Word is actually called a document (it keeps it simple, right?). However, though the file type for a basic doc is docx, 1-Click Thesis is a docm. The ‘m’ denotes that it’s a macro-enabled template. In this case, it refers to the VBA that’s used to make the template so powerful.
1-Click Thesis will work on any pc version of Word, 2007+ (so that’s Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016).
Sorry to all you mac folk out there, the code is just so different. I have a Mac myself, running Word 20111, so you can imagine how disappointed I was that it wouldn’t run on that platform. Doubly so when I actually purchased the Mac for the very purposes of coding and testing it.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’ve been using Word for over 2 decades now, and in that time I’ve encountered a wide range of user skills and abilities. I’m a little disheartened to say that most don’t know how to use Word correctly, and that’s the main reason why they struggle.
Don’t get me wrong, I struggled for 3 years with it (read more about this on my About page), so I do realise where you’re at. However, knowing where I was then, and probably where you are now puts me in an excellent position of knowing exactly what you need to know to create, format, and publish your thesis or dissertation. Following on from that, I also know what you don’t need to know (or concern yourself with) – and there’s a lot of that in MS Word.
1-Click Thesis Video Training
Naturally, if I know what you do need to know, we can cut-out all the functions and stuff that we don’t need. That then allows us to hone in on getting you up to speed and using the exact features of Word that will save you many, many hours over the course of your research and study – hours that can be better spent doing what you either want or need to be doing.
The good news is, there’re only 6 modules to watch and, you don’t even have to watch them all at once: you can just dip in and out as you like. The modules are:
- Module 1 – Getting Started – it’s a macro-enabled template, so this module shows you exactly how to get up and running.
- Module 2 – Create New Thesis – then we create our new thesis (as shown in the video above); we also look at the custom menus I have designed to consolidate the major functions into 1 place. This way, even if you’re relatively new to Word, you don’t have to go hunting them down.
- Module 3: Importing Content and Formatting Your Thesis – the chances are you might have already started your thesis, so this module looks at moving existing work across, then at how to format your paper as you go.
- Module 4: Word’s Tools – this is the module full of Word’s power features. Citations, abbreviations, cross-referencing, and all the other benefits to using Word as it’s designed to be used. These will save you hours of work – guaranteed!
- Module 5: Styles, Sections, Tables & Columns – Word does have some peculiarities, so I go over these in module 5. Watching these videos and understanding the topics covered will bring many ‘Aha’ moments!
- Module 6: Other Word Elements – in the final module of this set, we look at a few other helpful features of Word.
Below is a sample video from module 4 (Word’s tools):
If you want to check out more, click on this link to go to the 1-Click Thesis website.
However, if you’re keen to get started, click on the button below and get started on your thesis straight away: