Microsoft word has an automatic table of contents function that can automatically generate a table of contents for your document, provided you correctly tag the chapter headers and if you are creating a table of contents for a thesis or dissertation, there are several settings you will need to change first. Please see the sample thesis or dissertation pages throughout and at the end of this document for illustrations the following order is required for components of your thesis or dissertation: title page copyright page abstract dedication, acknowledgements, and preface (each optional) table of contents, with page. Generally, a table of contents appears at the beginning of a long document if you create a new section for a table of contents, you can format it differently from the rest of the document you can use a different type of page number (roman numerals as opposed to arabic numbers, for example), set different margins, and/ or. The structure there are some conventions that guide the structuring of dissertations in different disciplines you should check departmental and course regulations below are two structures that are commonly used title page abstract acknowledgements contents page(s) introduction materials and methods or literature. Formatting your csulb master's thesis or doctoral dissertation: table of contents/lists pages templates this guide is designed to help you format your manuscript using the official university guidelines manual and the style guide approved by your department as part of the requirements for a graduate. A dissertation or a thesis is an extended piece of writing to help your reader find information easily, you must include a contents page contents page figure 5: example contents page usually, the contents page will come after the acknowledgements and abstract, and before the list of.
Template users have an advantage in that there isn't much they need to do concerning the table of contents (toc), except write and properly format the rest of their document as you write your paper, use the pre-formatted headings provided under the shsu tab, and don't forget to click on update all. Microsoft word for dissertations this guide will help you create an automatic table of contents create automatic lists of figures, tables and equations including the appendix in the table of contents if you have used heading styles in your document, creating an automatic table of contents is easy. Acknowledgements table of contents list of figures 1 introduction 11 background and context 12 scope and objectives 13 achievements 14 overview of dissertation 2 state-of-the-art 3 technical chapters (change this to something appropriate) 31 first section 311 first subsection 3111 first subsubsection. Ms word can make a table of contents automatically by using heading styles while you are writing your document however, these instructions will focus on how to add a table of contents to an existing document • the prefatory pages, all pages before the body of the thesis or dissertation, should not have any page.
Abstract working with a text as long as a master's thesis in a text processor can be a challenge starting it also serves as a visual example of what your printed thesis may look like the abstract is a brief summary of your thesis, and should not be more than a page in an academic 81 formatting the table of contents. When producing a large document, it is worth considering whether it should consist of one large file or several smaller files which can be assembled at the end of the process if a single, large file becomes corrupted, you could lose everything additionally, a large document can sometimes slow down tasks like navigating,. List of tables table 21 an example table chapter number and table number within chapter table 22 another table 1 13 cross-references word allows you to automatically generate the table of contents and list of figures/tables via the “insert reference index and table” function if you use the styles.
A template of the acknowledgements page can be downloaded from the school web site at: http://wwwsmlhwacuk/postgraduate/dissertationshtm 424 contents page: the contents page should list the chapter headings, appendices, references and the pages on which they can be found separate listing should be given. The first thing you should do, is to check your school handbook for the exact requirements of your dissertation/thesis an example of the order of a dissertation /thesis an example of what may be required and a typical order of appearance dissertation thesis 1 title page 1 title page 2 declaration 2 table of contents.
The table of contents is an outline of the parts of your dissertation this outline should provide clarity to the reader that's why you need to keep the table of contents to a maximum of two pages do you have a table of contents that is longer than two pages then omit, for example, the sub-sections (headers. Sample thesis/dissertation approval (tda) form doctoral students do not include the tda in the pdf thesis file use of adobe reader to open and fill in the form is strongly recommended (form fields may not function as intended when used with a sample table of contents (short) table of contents preface. If you are writing a rackham dissertation, you have more complicated pagination for example, rackham's guidelines require that the page numbers begin on the third or fourth page of your document (depending on if you include a graphical frontispiece) and the page number on that page should be.
A thesis requires a detailed table of contents that lists the headings and page numbers of each section rather than manually scrolling through your document making notes of where everything is (and having to go back and change numbers every time you add something new or move a section) why not let word do all the. The introduction should be focused on the thesis question(s) all cited work should be directly relevent to the goals of the thesis this is not a place to summarize everything you have ever read on a subject explain the scope of your work, what will and will not be included a verbal road map or verbal table of contents.