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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting in MS Word: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Two Page Numbers, One Page - HELP!

Two Page Numbers, One Page - HELP!

Two page numbers can appear on the same page when you have sections breaks but do not turn off the "Same as previous" footer.

How Do I Turn Off "Same as previous" Footer?

Working with Section Breaks in Word for Windows

Section Breaks

This will, by far, be the most useful of the formatting skills you'll learn in MS Word. Use this to create sections that have different formatting from other sections.  For instance, your front matter will be one section, and then you’ll have a section break that will allow you to format your first chapter differently than the front matter.

Windows

Section Breaks Word 2010

Section Breaks Word 2013

Section Breaks Word 2016

Working with Section Breaks in Word for Mac

Section Breaks

This will, by far, be the most useful of the formatting skills you'll learn in MS Word. Use this to create sections that have different formatting from other sections.  For instance, your front matter will be one section, and then you’ll have a section break that will allow you to format your first chapter differently than the front matter.

Mac

Creating Section Breaks in MS Word 2016

Creating Section Breaks in MS Word 2011

Kansas State's tutorial on working with Section Breaks in Word 2008

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