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Tips & Tricks for Writing Your Thesis in MS WORD Presented by Shelly Baumann, Coordinator 202 Eielson Building (907) PO BOX (907) fax Fairbanks, AK UAF Graduate Schools
General Thesis Information Thesis Formatting Workbook Thesis Formatting Workshop Thesis Submittal Form: Masters PhD
Microsoft Office 2003 vs Interface is very different and takes a bit of getting use to. Files saved with the default setting in Office 2007 CANNOT be opened by earlier versions. To change go to tools, options, & save tab Program2003 Ext.2007 Ext Word.doc.docx Excel.xls.xlsx Power Point.ppt.pptx Access.mdb.accdb
MS Word Compatibility
Revealing Your Formatting Find this button on your toolbar
Page Setup: Mac MARGINS
Page Setup: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier MARGINS Left: 1.5 Right: 1.0 Top: 1.5 Bottom: 1.0
Margins: Windows MS Word 2007
Widows & Orphans
Section and Page Breaks
Section and Page Breaks cont. Use page breaks when format stays the same Use section breaks (next page) when format changes or between chapters For example, use for landscape table or figures! That page will be landscape and the rest portrait.
Inserting Breaks: MS Word 2007
Header/Footer: Mac Format page numbers
Header/Footer: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier
Header/Footer: Windows MS Word 2007
Page Numbers: Mac Click on INSERT in the menu bar Then click on PAGE NUMBERS
Page Numbers: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier
Page Numbers: Windows MS Word 2007
Formatting Page Numbers
Landscape Page Example Page Number is in the upper right hand corner 1 from top & right
Styles for Mac Formatting Palette
Styles for Mac cont.
Styles for Windows Word 2003 or Earlier
Styles for Windows Word 2003 or Earlier cont.
Styles for Word 2007
Styles for Word 2007 cont.
Outlined Numbering for Mac & Word 2003 or Earlier Select a Heading (Chapter or Subsection) Right Click Select Bullets & Numbering
Outlined Numbering cont. Select the style you prefer All can be modified using the CUSTOMIZE button
Outlined Numbering cont. To modify Click Customize You must select and modify each level you will be using in your document.
Outlined Numbering for Word 2007 To modify or customize the list
Figures: Inserting from File
Formatting Figures: Mac
Formatting Figures : Windows Right click on the picture
Formatting Figures: Word 2007
Captions for Figures Select the figure Right click Select Caption If caption is not an option, then go to INSERT in the main menu bar and select CAPTION.
What a Figure with Caption Feature Should Look Like
Tables: Windows MS Word 2007
Tables: Inserting & Deleting Columns & Rows
Captions for Tables Find the cross and select Then right click Select Caption If Caption is not an option, then go to Insert and select Caption
Table of Contents: Mac Leader Dots
Table of Contents: Windows
Table of Contents: Word 2007
Leader Dots Go to Format and Tabs 6 for UAF requirements rather than 6.5
Tabs & Leader Dots: MS Word 2007 On the Page Layout tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher. In the Paragraph dialog box, click Tabs.
When All Else Fails If the Table of Contents will not cooperate after the last time you update, then insert leader dots with the tab. If a table or figure will not print with the document print it separate.
Resources Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word: A step by step guide by Vincent Kiernan The WEB A refresher on this workshop or the Thesis Formatting workshop go to: to-graduate/
The Perfect Thesis/Dissertation If the Graduate School deems you have a perfectly formatted thesis. Then we will pay $100 towards your thesis binding costs!
Electronic Copy is Now Required You are now required to submit an electronic copy (searchable.pdf or.doc) when you turn in your copy for format check and when you submit your final copies
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