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Writing a Dissertation or Thesis

Library research guide with information on print and online resources for students who are writing dissertations, theses, and honors papers.

Mac and MS Word: Show/Hide Button

Use the Show/Hide Button

The Show/Hide button allows you to see editing marks in your document, which can be useful for erasing formatting mistakes that may not be obvious when looking at your document in a normal view.

Show/Hide Word for Macs 2008

Show/Hide Word for Macs 2011

Add, Format or Delete Captions in Word for Mac

Adding captions to your figures and tables is an essential part of many thesis/dissertations styles. The guide here applies to using captions in Word 2016 and Word 2011 for Mac.

Kansas State's tutorial for using captions in Word 2008

Table of Contents

You can create a Table of Contents either manually or by using Headings to have Word create the Table of Contents automatically after you've assigned those Headings in the text.

Manually Create a Table of Contents

Create a Table of Contents in MSWord for Mac 2011

Creating a Table of Contents in MSWord for Mac 2016


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