While writing a dissertation a student’s mind is occupied by two things. First, finishing the dissertation as soon as possible and second is formatting errors. Most students leave the formatting for the end. They do it after they finish writing the dissertation which itself is time consuming and tiresome.
Formatting is something which is very important in dissertation. You may have written a very good dissertation with quality content but without proper formatting you might still end up with very less marks. Instead of leaving formatting till the end you can always use tools like Sublime text, Atom, Emacs, Text Pad, CK Editor, VIM, Note Tab etc. which can take care of formatting itself and you don’t have to worry about formatting at all.
Some Tools That Can Save Loads Of Time…
1) Sublime Text – Cross-platform and feature packed, Sublime Text, is a favourite in the call for contenders thread, mainly because of its amazing feature-set. Plug-ins and add-ons are also available for specific programming languages and uses in Sublime Text, the application features extremely powerful search and go-to features, tons of keyboard commands to help. The best thing about it is you never have to take your hands off the keyboard while you are using it.
2) Atom – Atom is flexible, customizable and user friendly, even though it’s relatively new, it already has a large following and tons of plugins, which is because of its open API. It operates like a native application, and even the application package is customizable because of which you get the specific modules you need.
3) Emacs – Emacs can handle almost any type of text that you throw at it, it can also handle simple documents or complex code, or be customized with start-up scripts that add features or tweak the interface and shortcuts to match your dissertation.
4) Text Pad – In TextPad addition to the usual cut and paste capabilities, you can correct the most common typing errors easily with commands to change case, and transpose words, characters and lines. Other than that there are commands which also let you indent blocks of text, split or join lines and insert files.
5) CK Editor – CK Editor is a ready for use open source WYSIWYG text editor which is designed to bring common word processor features directly to web pages by simplifying their content creation.
6) VIM – VIM supports a lot of languages and also keeps a history of your actions so you can easily repeat or undo them. It also supports macro recording and automatically recognizes file types.
7) Note Tab – Note Tab software can handle an unlimited number of text files up to 2GB in size. It is highly customizable, with more than 90 commands available on a user configurable toolbar.
Using these simple tools you can give your dissertation new heights in terms of quality. With the help of these tools your dissertation will automatically stand out from others and finishing your dissertation will take much less time now! And yes, you don’t have to worry about formatting errors.