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Tips & Tricks for Writing Your Thesis in MS WORD Presented by Shelly Baumann, Coordinator 202 Eielson Building (907) 474-7464 PO BOX 757560 (907) 474-1984.

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1 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

2 General Thesis Information Thesis Formatting Workbook Thesis Formatting Workshop Thesis Submittal Form: Masters PhD

3 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

4 MS Word Compatibility

5 Revealing Your Formatting Find this button on your toolbar

6 Page Setup: Mac MARGINS

7 Page Setup: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier MARGINS Left: 1.5 Right: 1.0 Top: 1.5 Bottom: 1.0

8 Margins: Windows MS Word 2007

9 Widows & Orphans

10 Section and Page Breaks

11 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.

12 Inserting Breaks: MS Word 2007

13 Header/Footer: Mac Format page numbers

14 Header/Footer: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier

15 Header/Footer: Windows MS Word 2007

16 Page Numbers: Mac Click on INSERT in the menu bar Then click on PAGE NUMBERS

17 Page Numbers: Windows MS Word 2003 or Earlier

18 Page Numbers: Windows MS Word 2007

19 Formatting Page Numbers

20 Landscape Page Example Page Number is in the upper right hand corner 1 from top & right

21 Styles for Mac Formatting Palette

22 Styles for Mac cont.

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24 Styles for Windows Word 2003 or Earlier

25 Styles for Windows Word 2003 or Earlier cont.

26 Styles for Word 2007

27 Styles for Word 2007 cont.

28 Outlined Numbering for Mac & Word 2003 or Earlier Select a Heading (Chapter or Subsection) Right Click Select Bullets & Numbering

29 Outlined Numbering cont. Select the style you prefer All can be modified using the CUSTOMIZE button

30 Outlined Numbering cont. To modify Click Customize You must select and modify each level you will be using in your document.

31 Outlined Numbering for Word 2007 To modify or customize the list

32 Figures: Inserting from File

33 Formatting Figures: Mac

34 Formatting Figures : Windows Right click on the picture

35 Formatting Figures: Word 2007

36 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.

37 Captions cont.

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39 What a Figure with Caption Feature Should Look Like

40 Tables

41 Tables: Windows MS Word 2007

42 Tables: Inserting & Deleting Columns & Rows

43 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

44 Table of Contents: Mac Leader Dots

45 Table of Contents: Windows

46 Table of Contents: Word 2007

47 Leader Dots Go to Format and Tabs 6 for UAF requirements rather than 6.5

48 Tabs & Leader Dots: MS Word 2007 On the Page Layout tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher. In the Paragraph dialog box, click Tabs.

49 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.

50 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/

51 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!

52 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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