About this workshop
Learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently:
- basic templates
- images, captions, and page numbers
- front matter
- work with styles and much more!
Before you start:
- Participants should have basic experience using Microsoft Word. This workshop specifically uses Word 2016.
Note: See dissertation/thesis formatting and submission guidelines (PDF) from University of Minnesota Graduate Student Services and Progress (also see Thesis/dissertation submission and formatting page).
Tutorials for formatting your dissertation in Word
Formatting page numbers
Changing fonts and spacing with styles
Defining headings and heading styles
Automatic page numbers
Creating and applying Word templates
Inserting captions and cross-references
Keeping captions with their figures
Copying charts from Excel
Adding a landscape page
Adding front matter
Adding a table of contents
Adding a list of figures
The following documents and materials are used in the tutorials. You are welcome to use your own documents, or download ours.
Sample Chapter 1Sample document to be used throughout the tutorials. It's currently unformatted text - you will be applying tutorials to the content.
Sample Chapter 2Sample document to be used throughout the tutorials. It's currently unformatted text - you will be applying tutorials to the content.
Image 1Sample image to be used in some of the tutorials.
Image 2Sample image to be used in some of the tutorials.
Sample ChartExcel chart to be used in the tutorial Copying Charts from Excel.
Sample Front MatterSample front matter layout with proper breaks and page numbering. Includes the following:
- Title page
- Copyright page
- Acknowledgements (not required)
- Dedication (not required)
- Abstract (not required)
- Table of contents
- List of tables
- List of figures
- Other items
- Placeholder for Chapter 1 content
Supplementary handouts and slides
The following materials can help supplement the tutorials, though they are not required.
Helpful tools and services from the Libraries
The Libraries offer many tools and services that you may find useful as you write your thesis or dissertation.
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2023 5:07 PM