When processing your bachelor’s or master’s thesis you will certainly need to work in MS Word, where most of the final theses are written. MS Word is a text editor that can make writing your final thesis much easier and can help you to give your job a level, a unified look and help you structure your work nicely.
The first thing to mention is the content creation. It is definitely not possible to create content by writing chapters manually, by pressing dots or by writing page numbers. To create a table of contents, you can use a simple function that can be accessed through Word (or tab) Reference → Content → Insert Content. A condition for automatic content generation is to be able to work with styles. Styles are set in Word directly in the Home tab. It is necessary to define the headings of the chapters (Main Chapter – Heading 1, subchapters then Heading 2 and others). You can simply set the headings with the right mouse button (by clicking on the selected style) and the Change option. If you have styles set for chapter headings, they will automatically generate both Content and Page Numbers.
When writing a thesis, you may also want to work with the notes, especially if you use footnotes as a citation form. However, the notebook can also be used to explain abbreviations or other terms, or to provide additional information that is not intended to be part of the text. The footnote is inserted through the Reference tab → Insert Footnote. At that point, you need to have your mouse cursor where you want to create the footnote.
In a bachelor’s or master’s thesis, you may also need to include some symbols in the text, such as larger, smaller, times, sum, Euro, or paragraph. To do this, use the Insert tab → Symbol. There is also an equation generator, which is useful every time you want to put a formula in your work. The final theses are also tables, graphs or pictures. These must be described in the work. This is done by using special labels that are useful to learn, as it is then possible to generate a list of tables, graphs, images, or even attachments at the end of the work, just like content. In MS Word, these functions are located in the Reference tab → Insert Caption where you can choose from the options offered. Next to Insert Caption, you can also select the Insert Image List option to use at the end of your diploma or bachelor thesis.
The page layout tab will also help you with your final work. There you can easily set the margins (margins), page orientation, or create columns. The Ends tab will also certainly be useful to bounce text to the next page. You will use it especially when you want to start a new chapter on the next page, which is not done by scrolling until the cursor jumps to the next page, but just through Ends → Page (or Section), or it can be done through Insert → Page Break. This will ensure that the chapter is skipped to the next page, even if you re-enter the previous text again. With all the operations and functions of MS Word you can also help on our website. (The above mentioned recommendations relate mainly to MS Word 2010, in other variants it may be a little different).