List of common errors found in the formatting of a thesis or dissertation in the bottom section, does your name match the rest of the document, including middle initials vs middle names do you list your do your figure captions match word- for-word what is listed in the text, including capitalization and punctuation. Do not include the lists of tables and figures on your table of contents page • even if your thesis/dissertation is not divided into chapters, you still need to divide your paper into sections and put these section titles in your table of contents on a pc: 1 first, make sure the ruler in word is visible a to do this, go to the. Tables, figures and illustrations should be identified with the word table, figure, or other appropriate descriptor, and include a title and/or caption you must use a consistent format for titles and captions of tables, figures and illustrations throughout the thesis. Using charts, figures, or tables to present the data that you have produced or found can be a each figure, graph and table should have: format is required for your project or dissertation if not available, you can follow the suggested structure shown in figure 2: 1 title 2 acknowledgements 3 abstract 4 list of contents. A list of figures and/or a list of tables will show all of the graphics, equations, and tables in a document however, for an element to be recognized, it must have a caption (note: any diagram, drawing, graph, chart, map, photograph or other type of illustration in a thesis or dissertation is presented as a “figure”.
The following guidelines apply to formatting your thesis (for a master's degree), dissertation (for a doctoral degree), or manuscript (for the dptsc) degree general list of figures and/or illustrations: the list of illustrations, if applicable, should also be in the same format as the table of contents, giving the figure or illustration. It's often useful to provide a list of the figures and tables in your document, especially if it's a long one, like a dissertation or thesis matter if you've already typed in all the caption names just as straight text – let's do this the proper way and we can move those typed captions into the correct place as we go. Place your cursor at the very end of the text in the first section (after your table of contents and any lists of tables and figures), being careful not to place it in the go down to the next page below the section break (in this example, the first page of chapter i), and click on the page number in the footer.
(revised august 2014) thesis and dissertation digital handbook this style guide outlines the thesis/dissertation formatting requirements at nc a&t 10 list of figures your list of figures page comes after your table of contents all figures should be numbered in text and on this page you may use either continuous. For example, if you use both tables and figures in the appendices of your disquisition, then you must include a list of appendix tables and a list of appendix figures do not combine the appendix items into the lists of tables, figures, schemes, etc for more information about how to format tables, figures,. Guide to successfully writing long documents using word 2010 last amended july 2011 guide to successfully writing long documents (including dissertations and theses) using microsoft word 2010 information services version 30 july 2011.
There is a distinct difference between submitting a manuscript to a publisher and submitting a completed thesis or dissertation to the graduate school a manuscript represents a pre-publication format a thesis or dissertation is a final, completely edited, published document students should therefore use these guidelines. After the table of contents, click where you want to insert the list in the insert menu, pull down to index and tables click table of figures check include label and number, show page numbers, right align page numbers tab leader should be periods click options select caption and check style click ok caption label. At the very basics, this guide aims to teach you the essentials necessary to handle and format large documents in microsoft word it also serves as a visual example of what your printed thesis may look like the abstract is a brief summary of your thesis, and should not be more than a page in an academic publication, the.
These rules are taken from the ku office of graduate studies thesis or dissertation formatting guidelines to see the full thesis or dissertation formatting requirements, visit multimedia-files adding captions, cross-linking text and generating a list of figures. Once you have inserted and captioned all of your tables and figures, you can automatically create a list of tables or a list of figures insert this page after the table of contents go to the list of figures page place your cursor on the page and click the contents of the current list should be highlighted in gray select the. Step 2: what sections go into a dissertation you will need to include a list of figures, a list of illustrations or even both if your dissertation has the following items: this page should: list the name of each figure or illustration, included in the body of your dissertation or thesis it should give the number of the page that it. 13 cross-references word allows you to automatically generate the table of contents and list of figures/tables via the “insert reference index and table” function (theses and dissertations which do not conform to these guidelines may be rejected by the library) or front matter the rest goes in the order as above.
Download the sample thesis/dissertation/major paper document template (ms word) based on the requirements for the traditional physical format review the format should match the table of contents in font size and general style - list not only the figure captions but also their page number assigned a page. Top margin: one-and-one-quarter inches for all pages except the first page of the acknowledgments, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, each chapter , bibliography, and appendices which should begin two inches from the top edge of the page bottom margin: one-and-one-quarter inches for all pages. Academic disciplines differ with respect to rules for formatting doctoral dissertations and master's theses consequently, you should consult with your director in choosing a format consistent with the requirements of your in the table of contents and the lists of tables and figures, single-space entries and double-space.
Do not type dots manually] • do not end a page with a heading if necessary, bottom margin may be greater [use paragraph line and page breaks to group insert a page break at the end of the table of contents list of tables • the list of figures may, but is not required to, appear in the table of contents if. Word processing a large structured document like a dissertation or thesis is a demanding task, and many find it more time consuming and stressful than they anticipated this guide focuses on a number of microsoft office word tools which can save you lots of time, allow you to work more effectively and reduce your anxiety. If you are using apa style to guide your thesis, then tables and figures will almost always go in the body where they are presented in text apa style is principally a guide for in general, you should read any specific guidelines for thesis formatting provided by your institution after that, it can be helpful to.