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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 School’s

2 General Thesis Information Thesis Formatting Workbook Thesis Formatting Workshop Thesis Submittal Form: Master’s 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 Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) Access common commands on this customizable toolbar. Tabs Click tabs to access tools and commands. Dialog Boxes Click to open dialog boxes. Lists and Galleries Click or to access lists or galleries. Mini Toolbar Use options on the toolbar that appears when you select text on the page. Zoom Controls Zoom in or out using the slider, or click the + and – buttons. View Switching Switch view for a program. Different programs have different views available. The Ribbon Find tools here that used to be in menus and toolbars. Navigate the Office Fluent User Interface Groups Use related tools and commands grouped onto different tabs. File Menu Click the Microsoft Office system button to see file commands. About the Office Fluent User Interface The Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI) has been completely redesigned. The old menus and toolbars are now integrated into a band called the “Ribbon,” making it easier to find the tools you need and create the results you want. Topics in this guide include: Navigate the New UI Understand the Quick Access Toolbar Minimize the Ribbon Understand the File Menu and New File Format Use Microsoft Office System Help

5 Revealing Your Formatting Find this button on your toolbar if you are a Mac user

6 Page Setup: Mac MARGINS

7 Page Setup: Windows MARGINS

8 Header/Footer: Mac Format page numbers

9 Header/Footer: Windows

10 Page Numbers: Windows

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

12 Formatting Page Numbers

13 Section and page breaks

14 Section and page Breaks 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.

15 Widows & Orphans

16 Figures: Inserting from File

17 Formatting Figures: Mac

18 Formatting Figures : Windows Right click on the picture

19 Tables

20 Tables: Inserting & Deleting Columns & Rows

21 Table of Contents: Mac Leader Dots

22 Table of Contents: Windows

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

24 Resources Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word: A step by step guide by Vincent Kiernan

25 When all else fails If the table of contents will not cooperate after the last time you refresh insert leader dots with the tab. If a table or figure will not print with the document print it separate. If on a page you can not get the page number to align according to the margin requirements, print up the page, measure, move number, and repeat until it works.

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