If your List of Tables or List of Figures is longer than nine entries, you may want
to adjust the First Line Indent of the double-digit entries to keep the text of your
entries aligned. Adjust the First Line Indent so the second digit of double-digit
entries lines up with the single-digit entries and your text will align. When aligned,
your List of Tables or Figures will look like this:
Find detailed instructions on how to make these changes in this PDF.
If you have a long table that spans multiple pages, you need to include a heading
(e.g. Table 1 Continued) at the top of the second (and third, and fourth) page(s).
There are two formatting options in Word which should work for you:
1. Insert a row above your topmost table row and remove all borders, then replace
the top border on your original topmost row. Now type your table's caption with the
word "Continued" in the borderless topmost row (above your original topmost row).
2. Add a text box below your table and add your table's caption with the word "Continued."
Next move it above your table, which should push the table down. Ensure your text
box font size and style matches your main body text and remove any borders from your
Read the full instructions on this PDF and contact the Formatting Advisor if these tips don't work for you!
Leaders are required in your Table of Contents, List of Tables and List of Figures.
Leaders are the ...s you see between your chapter titles, headings, figures and tables
and their respective page numbers. This is how leaders look in a properly formatted
Table of Contents:
Follow these tips to easily include leaders in your document on a Mac or these tips if you're using a PC!
Pro Tip: Be sure not to include punctuation or spacing after your chapter titles,
headings, or figure or table captions. This will result in spaces between your first
Landscape pages come in handy when you have a large figure or table that you don't
want to shrink to fit on a portrait page. To insert a landscape page, follow these
- At the bottom of the page before you want to insert a landscape page, insert a page
break by selecting “Next Page” from the Page Layout tab.
- Select Landscape Orientation from the Page Layout tab.
- Insert your figure/table/image.
- Follow these tips to adjust your landscape page number. If your page number disappears from any of
your pages, double-click in the header and format page numbers so they continue from
the previous section.