Questions & Answers: Appendices

I started using word 2007 templates to write my PhD thesis. I have a question regarding the appendix icon on thesis tool. I download the chapter template but in thesis tool there is no appendix icon. So could you please let me know how to make appendix?

The Chapter template is only for preparing the text of individual chapters. Once you have completed you thesis, you use the main template to compile your thesis. That is where you will find the menu choices for appendices, etc.

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When I use the thesis template to start a new appendix and subsequently paste in a new figure to the appendix and attempt to label it using the “insert caption” button, the figure caption is being labelled with the same number at the last chapter (i.e., Figure 5.3), rather than as a figure in the appendix (i.e., Figure A.1, or however appendices label captions).

MS Word can only label figures with a chapter number. Unfortunately, the template’s appendices are not considered to be new chapters. So, Word is retrieving and inserting the last chapter number (e.g. chapter 5) and continuing the caption numbering of … Continue reading

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Do you know how to add appendix heading like (A.1, A.1.1, B.1,….)?

MS Word can accommodate appendix numbering by letter (A, B, C, etc.) or number (1, 2, 3, etc.) but not by a secondary number level (A.1, A.1.1, A.1.2, etc.). You will have to adjust the appendix numbering format, generated by … Continue reading

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