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Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013: Home

This guide is based on a similar guide from the University of Michigan Libraries. See attribution box at the bottom of the page for more information.


This guide will help you with many of the basics involved in constructing a paper.  This is not a definitive guide, but simply a tool that may help you writing papers.  For further information on form, style, and content please contact your instructor.

Handout - PDF

This document provides information that will help you use Microsoft Word 2007 effectively for your dissertation. Topics include: formatting page numbers, using chapter templates, footnotes, images, and figures. Topics such as special pagination for the front matter or landscape pages and combining documents are also included.

Using Word 2010 Effectively For Your Dissertation

Even though this is specifically written for Dissertations, there are still many practical applications that can be applied to general papers.  However please consult the Style Guide you are using and your instructor for more specific information.

Purdue's OWL has online Style Guides for both MLA and APA.

Video Content

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Attribution and Thanks

The information provided in this guide is based upon a guide created by the University of Michigan Libraries.  They have graciously made their guide available under a Creative Commons License 4.0.  Please click the link to visit the UofM original.