Thesis Formatting Guide

The Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida has published a Thesis and Dissertation Manual that serves as the official guide to formatting for students who are writing an academic thesis or dissertation. This manual can be accessed on the Graduate Studies formatting website (http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pagegen/index.cfm?PageID=141). In order to achieve proper formatting for the Honors in the Major thesis, students may also reference the following step-by-step instruction guide:

Microsoft Word 2007 and Later 
Step 1 Page Numbers, Margins & Orientation
Step 2 Headings and Subheadings
Step 3 Precontent
Step 4 Table of Contents
Step 5 Figures and Tables
Step 6 Bookmarks
Step 7 Specialized Numbering Schemes
Step 8 Appendices
Step 9 References
Step 10 Conversion to PDF

Microsoft Word for Mac
Step 1 Page Numbers, Margins & Orientation
Step 2 Headings and Subheadings
Step 3 Precontent
Step 4 Table of Contents
Step 5 Figures and Tables
Step 6 Bookmarks
Step 7 Specialized Numbering Schemes
Step 8 Appendices
Step 9 References
Step 10 Conversion to PDF

 

For additional formatting resources, please visit the Graduate Studies formatting website at http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pagegen/index.cfm?PageID=141 Students who are using LaTex instead of Microsoft Word can also find a formatted template at the Graduate Studies formatting site.

If you have any questions about formatting an Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis, please contact the Office of Research and Civic Engagement at orce@ucf.edu.