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Formatting your dissertation in Microsoft Word Free

What you’ll learn

  • Formatting your dissertation in Microsoft Word Free
  • Adjust your margins and spacing consistency
  • Use page breaks and section breaks to separate your preliminary pages and chapters smoothly
  • Insert Roman page numbers (i, ii, iii) for your preliminary pages and Arabic page numbers (1, 2, 3) for your chapters.
  • Format your headings and subheadings consistently using the Styles Pane
  • Create an automatic Table of Contents that updates with two simple clicks
  • Format your tables using a clean, clear, and consistent design
  • Use Tab Stops to build your list of tables/figures
  • Set up your reference pages with hanging indentations


  • Microsoft Word
  • If you have your own dissertation, use it for the course. If not, a sample document will be provided for your practice.


Formatting your dissertation in Microsoft Word Wherever you are in your doctoral pursuit, you’ll need to write and format your dissertation. But, aside from your university’s formatting guidelines that often state WHAT you need and don’t need, you’re left to fend for yourself on HOW to actually format your document. So this course is designed to walk you through all parts of formatting your dissertation so that you don’t have to struggle and race against the clock. Learn how to get your dissertation approved the first time you submit it.

As the owner of an academic editing business since 2016, I’ll be sharing the same strategies I use when formatting my clients’ dissertations and dissertation proposals. Across 12, hands-on modules, you’ll learn how to format everything from the preliminary pages to the appendix. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create headings and subheadings, an automatic Table of Contents, separate page numbering (Roman and Arabic numerals), and more. You’ll also learn how to format your tables to make them clear, clean, and consistent.

By the end of the course, formatting your dissertation will be the least of your worries–even for the technologically unsavvy. You’ll receive the proper training to help you submit your dissertation with confidence and secure that well-deserved hood with pride. So, if you’re ready to get PhinisheD/finishEdD, enroll in this easy-to-follow dissertation formatting course today.

Who this course is for:

  • PhD students and candidates who get frustrated with technology and want to successfully complete their dissertation by learning correct and time-saving formatting strategies

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