If you have information organized into columns and rows, it should be designated as a table.
The term “figure” describes photographs, charts, maps, graphs, drawings, diagrams, or any other non-text material.
Don’t forget, if you move things around, add bits in or remove others, you should update your Table of Contents too!
Return to the After a Table of Contents, most theses also include a List of Tables and a List of Figures.
To make compiling this list less difficult, you can use a specific kind of label each time you insert tables and figures that will allow you to generate the list automatically in Word.
Ideally you will be inserting lists of figures and tables at the end when the layout of your thesis is pretty much finalized.
In the last post I showed you how to make an outline for your thesis in Word.
You should now have a document outline with a list of headings for your sections (maybe even a few sections filled in if you were feeling motivated to make a start! From here, we can move on to: A thesis requires a detailed table of contents that lists the headings and page numbers of each section.
Multi-Line Entries Landscape-oriented Pages If your table or figure is too wide to fit legibly within the 1 inch margins of a standard, portrait-oriented page, you can feature it on a landscape-oriented page.
For more info about how to accomplish this in Microsoft Word, see the ETD Info and Technical Help page.