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Content Page Dissertation Titles

Next, you must set a font style.

  1. Click on the down arrow on the far right side of the visual Style Gallery.



  1. Click Create a Style.  This opens a Create New Style from Formatting window.

  2. Change the name to Figure title.

  3. Click Modify

  4. Under Formatting:

    • Select your chosen font from the drop-down menu (i.e. Times New Roman).

    • Set it to 12 pt.

    • Left justified.

    • Single-spaced.

  5. Click on Format in the bottom left-hand corner of the window.

  6. Select Font.

  7. Under Effects, make sure that no options are checked.

  8. Click OK.  Click OK again.

  9. You should now see your new style named Figure title in the Style Gallery.



  1. Click on the Reference tab.

  2. Click on Insert Table of Figures in the Captions section.

  3. Under General, make sure that Caption label is set to Figure.

  4. Also make sure that Include label and number is unchecked.

  5. Click on Modify.  This shows a preview of the font that will be used to create your List of Figures.

  6. Click on Modify.

  7. Under Formatting, change the font style so that it matches the font used in the rest of your document: 

    • 12 pt.

    • Left justified

    • Double-spaced

  8. Click on the Format button, and select Paragraph from the dropdown menu.

  9. Under Indentation, make sure that Left is set to 0.3

  10. Click Ok, Ok, Ok, and Ok to close all of the windows. 

  11. Don’t be surprised if the following appears:  No table of figures entries found.  This will be replaced with your figure titles as you start inserting them into your document.

  12. When finished, click on the Insert tab and click on Page Break to start a new section.

General instructions:

  1. Roman Numeral page number, centered, bottom of page.

  2. Margins:  Left margin 1.5 inch.  Top, Right, Bottom 1 inch.

  3. Font:  12 pt.  Double-spaced throughout.  Use same font style throughout document.

  4. Section Heading:  TABLE OF CONTENTS -- ALL CAPS, bold, centered on first line.  (Use CHPT_HD font style)


Inserting a Table of Contents:

  1. Click on REFERENCE tab.

  2. Click on Table of Contents.

  3. Click on Custom Table of Contents.

  4. Make sure that Show levels is set to 3.

  5. Click on Options

    • Type a number 1 next to CHPT_title.

    • Remove the numbers next to Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3.

    • Scroll down until you see Heading2 and Heading3.These are the headings that you previously created when setting up your document.

      • Type a number 2 next to Heading2.

      • Type a number 3 next to Heading3.


Populating the Table of Contents:

The TOC can be automatically generated if you use the pre-formatted font styles created in Setting Up Your Document.  As you type your document, remember to use each of those font styles as appropriately required.  After adding content:

  1. Click on the Reference tab.

  2. Click on Update Table.

  3. Choose either to:

    • Update page numbers only.

      • Updates just the page numbers of the existing TOC contents.

    • Update entire table

      • Updates all headings and page numbers in the TOC, adding new content as needed.


When finished, click on the Insert tab, and click on Page Break to start a new section.