On the endnote tab, click update citations and bibliography (for mac: format bibliography) and wait while the formatting process completes for more many thesis/dissertation authors prefer to write each chapter as a separate word document and only combine them into one document near the end of the whole project. Y mclaren-hankin clive marchant, november 2008 updates for t and i programmes, m sargeant january the masters level dissertation is distinguished from other forms of writing by its attempt to analyse situations in word count: if you are writing a dissertation by research, 12,000 to 15,000 words (not including. To use a penn state thesis template, download the file for your version of microsoft word by clicking on the corresponding link below if you have a version of word that is not listed, use the most recent previous version for mac or windows each template provides the outline of the thesis information in the correct format. Our thesis formatting tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of formatting your thesis from our template file for more information on how to format and edit your manuscript, see our thesis & dissertation formatting general advice page. In word 2010, you can edit the headers and footers by double clicking in the space in which they appear on the document note: in word 2013, you can no longer double click on the header or footer to edit them instead, right click on the header or footer and choose edit footer (or header) to get into editing.
Add, format or delete captions in word for mac adding captions to your figures and tables is an essential part of many thesis/dissertations styles the guide here applies to using captions in word 2016 and word 2011 for mac kansas state's tutorial for using captions in word 2008. Note: the university of iowa graduate college thesis manual defines the portrait position as the vertical position the manual also makes reference to horizontal tables or figures whereas, microsoft word defines this layout as the landscape position to make this all a bit simpler, a downloadable ms. It is recognised that individual colleges/schools may have particular requirements for thesis formatting, for example, relating to the software be part of the material provided to students attending the 'using word to prepare your thesis' courses  harvard system = smith,2008:252) and where list of references (rather. Formatting your thesis or dissertation in ms word for macmp4.
Inserting page breaks, section breaks, and changing page orientation note: this video is out of date to learn about the most updated thesis formatting, go. Double-click the template file it will start a new, untitled document in microsoft word mac users may have to save their template file in the following way: 1 with the template file on your screen, select word from the menu bar and choose preferences 2 within the preferences window, choose compatibility from the sidebar.
This article explains how to combine several word documents into one document it's particularly useful if you've written a dissertation, thesis or book and need to combine all of the chapters into one file these instructions work mac compatible versions of word should have similar options always save a. Using microsoft word 2011 (mac) for your dissertation a university of michigan library to meet rackham‟s dissertation formatting guidelines – as well as any set by your school or department – you will need to modify the template dotx to be a word2008 or 2011 mac file when you change the file type, word.
If you don't wish use the whole document template then use these to create each chapter of the thesis and the front matter it comes ready made with usable styles that meet the university's thesis guidance requirements chapter template for word 2007 /2010 /2013 /2016 (pc) or 2008 /2011 /2016 (mac). Office for mac is terribly unstable this is not a subjective statement—it's what i've experienced with all versions on several machines of colleagues and friends i would never do critical work with office for mac, as i expect it to crash occasionally especially with large files such as dissertations honestly.