This document provides information that will help you use Microsoft Word 2007 effectively for your dissertation. Topics include: formatting page numbers, using chapter templates, footnotes, images, and figures. Topics such as special pagination for the front matter or landscape pages and combining documents are also included.
To meet Rackham’s Dissertation Formatting Guidelines – as well as any set by your school or department – you will need to modify the default, standard Word document.
This online guide is intended to show you how to use the tools to make the necessary modifications. While we do use some of the requirements from Rackham’s formatting guidelines to demonstrate the tools, you must verify the formatting requirements with the appropriate office.
Students, staff and faculty can get dissertation formatting assistance at one of our consulting facilities:
There are several Word for Dissertation workshops offered each semester – they are all free. Visit http://teachtech.umich.edu for more information and to register.
Word 2010 Handout
This full-length handout, which is used in the workshop, is available at: http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/services/exploratory/pdfs/word2010fordissertation.pdf
Although Microsoft Office 2010 looks very similar to Office 2007, there are a couple of changes:
This handout provides a hard copy of this guide and may be useful to you.