Word Thesis Formatting

This workshop looks specifically at the tools needed to format a thesis or dissertation.

Participants are encouraged to bring a USB stick in order to save the thesis files that they work on during the workshop.

Key content

  • Use the University's thesis templates
  • Review document sections and page numbering
  • Use of styles revisited
  • Use captions to create a table of figures, tables or equations
  • Insert cross-references to headings, figures etc
  • Update the Table of Contents, List of Figures and Tables, and Cross-References
  • Troubleshoot tables and graphics


  • Enable users to format their theses or dissertations efficiently.

Suitable for

This is an intermediate level workshop which is suitable for those who are competent with Word’s general formatting tools and need to produce a thesis in Word.


PC and Mac computers are available on a first come, first served basis. If you require a Mac, please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Word 2016 is used. Also suitable for 2013 users.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, please find additional resources at Library and Learning Services - thesis writing.


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to register on a session. All others, please see our registration page for more information.


Thursday 7 November 2019, 1-4pm
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland

Other resources

  • Word Thesis Formatting SME Clinics - held regularly to provide you with access to the skills and expertise of our Word Thesis Formatting Subject Matter Experts. SME Clinics give you the opportunity to ask questions, request guidance or assistance in solving a particular problem as it relates to what you have learnt during facilitator led workshops.
  • Refer to Library and Learning Services thesis writing resources and workshops.
  • Online Learning - access online learning from anywhere at anytime.