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Tips on how to format your thesis (MS Word)

This workshop will help you work around some of the common formatting glitches most postgraduate students experience, whilst getting their document ready for submission. 

Benefits of formatting your thesis:

  • Consistency – your document will be consistent throughout and will ensure that your supervisors can easily navigate the content
  • Speed – once you have customised a style or format it would be easy for you to apply the style throughout the document
  • Automation – the insertion of Table of Contents, figures, and bibliography can easily be automated once the formatting has been customised

Target Audience: Postgraduate students


At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Manage the different sections in your document e.g. Title page, preliminary pages, and chapters
  • Formulate your title page e.g. include the SU watermark logo
  • Insert different page numbering formats e.g. Roman vs Arabic numerals
  • Apply headings to the different sections of your thesis
  • Number your sections in your theses
  • Insert captions for figures and tables
  • Insert a Table of Contents
  • Insert tables of figures
  • Insert a bibliography or reference list
Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:00 - 13:00
E-classroom (SU Library (central))
Stellenbosch Campus
Research Commons workshops  

Event Organizer

Pepler Head
Marié Roux

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