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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting in MS Word

This guide provides links to resources for graduate students who want to format their theses and dissertations for submission to their departments and graduate schools. Formatting for the particular layout of theses and dissertations in MS Word does not h

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.

MS Word for Windows

Show/Hide Word 2010

Show/Hide Word 2013

Show/Hide Word 2016

Ms Word: Add, Format or Delete Captions

Adding captions to your figures and tables is an essential part of many thesis/dissertations styles. The guide here applies to MS Word versions 2010, 2013 and 2016.

MS Word: 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.

Creating a Table of Contents in MSWord 2016

Course: Create a Table of Contents in MSWord 2013

Creating a Table of Contents in MSWord 2010


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