Need tips for a perfect student thesis design?
Writing your thesis is already difficult enough. That is why you can read below how to design a perfect thesis layout with 5 easy tips. This way you will without a doubt impress with your thesis layout! Whether you write your thesis in Microsoft Word, Pages (Mac) or Google Docs, you can use these tips in all these programs.
Add page numbers to your thesis?
It may seem unnecessary to mention, but many students often forget to insert page numbers. Did you know that you can change the font of your page numbers? This way your page numbering always matches the rest of your thesis. In principle, adding page numbering is the same in almost every program. Read here how to add page numbers in Pages and here how to do this in Word.
How to make a clear table of contents?
No thesis is ready without a table of contents. The most important thing is that it is well-arranged and that the page numbers are right next to the chapters and paragraphs. Are you often struggling with the alignment of the page numbers on the rightside of the page? Then try inserting the index as a table with the left column for the chapters and the right column for the page numbers. The page numbers will be well aligned. If you do not like the lines of the table, you can easily remove them by coloring the lines white. See, a perfectly formatted table of contents!
How to set the margin of your thesis?
Do you want your thesis to look good? Make sure you set the margin of the document of your thesis correctly. The margin means the distance of the text and images to the edge of your thesis. The margin is usually set well for printing your thesis by default, but check to be sure that the margin is at least 5 mm. You can read here how to check and set the margin of a Word document.
What is the right resolution of the images and tables for your thesis?
Did you do a data analysis for your thesis or did you have to transcribe interviews? The results are often shown in tables or graphs. Make sure you add these in good quality to the document of your thesis. It is better to not to save figures as an image (jpeg or png), but add figures directly via Word, Pages or Google Docs. The quality of the text of your figures will then be the same as the rest of the text in your thesis.
Through this step-by-step plan, we easily explain how you save your thesis as a PDF.
How do you secure your thesis layout?
Enter, enter, enter, until you reach the next page? Use the Page break option (ctrl + Enter, or for Mac users cmd + Enter). If you add more text, your layout will be preserved! Also useful if you want to add a white page so that the chapters all start on the same page.