Microsoft Word Thesis Formatting FAQ

Note: the links below may refer to a different version of Word than the one you are using. However, in most cases, the general concept still applies; you just may need to find where the specific functionality is located in the version you are using.

Title page requirements

Example title page as Word doc.

Format margins to print thesis double-sided (for personal copies) 

See instructions linked from the main thesis formatting page.

Create the full document from individual chapters using sections

Number the pages including front matter

Restart footnote/endnote numbering for each chapter

Create a table of contents automatically using headings

See also: how to order items in the table of contents:

  • MLA:  see chapter 4 of MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (available in print at the Sawyer Research Help Desk).

Remove personal data and track changes from electronic file

Other questions: