I would have to say the most painful part of my whole PhD was not the viva or even the experiments that didn’t bare fruit. It would have to be the printing of my thesis. This is the last time I will have to print it, the third time overall. Each time of printing I have tried to second guess all the possible problems that may arise and every time Microsoft Word has found a new ways to effectively screw me out of several hours of my life not to mention the waste or trees associated with subsequent reprints. Oh well, I’m sure all this agro will be worth it in the end when I finally get a nice black, hardbound copy.