Formatting your dissertation in Word

About this guide

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).

Sample documents

The following documents and materials are used in the tutorials. You are welcome to use your own documents, or download ours.

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: Aug 21, 2023 9:31 AM