And *then* the nice lady said, oh, I think that we can just use that for our library copy then; we'd just shrink down the formal signature pages (that say that my committee has approved my thesis as fulfilling the requirements for a Ph.D.) and bind them into the finished book. And I said, really? That would be so incredibly cool. And she said that it's only come up a few times before, but she was pretty sure she'd heard of such a thing -- she'd check and get back to me. And then she checked, and got back to me, and it's fine to just send them my finished book. So while I'm sorry I spent eight hours on the first pass attempt at thesis formatting, I'm awfully glad I don't need to spend another eight hours trying to do it again. Hooray for friendly phone calls to check and make sure a student hasn't fallen off the face of the planet. Yay for competent administrative staff. And thank god.