Section 1

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      1. Correct Pagination


      According to the
      Thesis Writing Guidelines, your thesis should have the following pagination:

      • Title Page - NO page number
      • Body of the Thesis (starting with the Introduction) – Arabic page numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.)
      • Pages between the Title Page and the Body of the Thesis – Small roman numbers (i, ii, iii, iv, etc.)

      This can be achieved by applying a combination of Next Page Section Breaks and unlinked section Footers. 
      This is how the formatting should look like. Note the placement of Section and Page breaks and the change of page number format.

      Section breaks and page numbering


      1.1 Create Sections

      First you have to create 3 Sections for those 3 parts of the document by inserting Next Page Section Breaks.


      1.1.1. Make visible the formatting marks

      Word for Windows has a feature - Show/Hide - that helps to identify applied formatting (space, new line, new paragraph, breaks, etc.). A useful tool when you want to add section breaks or page breaks to your document.
      Note, Word for Macintosh does not have this feature. Mac users, just skip this part. Applying breaks will work without having this function turned on.

      This is where you find the Show/Hide Show/Hide icon function:

        • in Word 2007 - 2013:
          Select the Home tab >> Paragraph group >> Show/Hide icon
        • in Word 2003:
          on the Standard toolbar


      1.1.2. Apply Section breaks

      Insert Next Page Section Breaks one by one to the required places (see the image above). For this click the cursor where you want to have the section break, at the:

        • end of the Title Page
        • end of the page that is standing before the Introduction.

      Then insert the break:

        • in Word 2007 - 2013:
          Page layout tab >> Page Setup group >> Breaks icon >> Section Break - Next page
        • in Word 2003:
          Insert menu >> Break... >> Section breaks type: Next page


      1.2 Unlink Footers

      To be able to set different page number formats you have to unlink the Footers of the 3 Sections from each other.


      1.2.1 How the Footer works

      Page numbers should go in the Footer area, at the center bottom of the page.
      Footer (and Header) area is used for inserting text that should appear automatically on all pages of the document.
      Applying a combination of Next Page Section Breaks and unlinked section Footers allow different formatting/text in each section's Footer.  

      Sections Footers are linked to each other by default. Linked state is indicated with the "Linked to or Same as Previous" note when the Footer area is active. (The same is valid for Headers.)
      When the Footer is unlinked, this note disappears.
      (The same icon is used to link or unlink.) 


      1.2.2. Do this:

      Unlinking has to be done at each new section one by one.

        • in Word 2007 - 2013:
          • Activate the Footer: double-click on the very bottom of page or use Insert tab >> Header & Footer group >> Footer icon >> Edit Footer option at the bottom of the list 
          • Navigate: click the cursor in the Footer of the 2nd section
          • Unlink the Footer: Design tab >> Navigation group >> Link to Previous icon
          • Repeat: do the same with the 3rd section's Footer
        • in Word 2003:
          • Activate the Footer:  View menu >> tick Header and Footer >> the area will get active and a row of icons should pop up
          • Navigate: click the cursor in the Footer of the 2nd section 
          • Unlink the Footer: click the "Link to previous" icon on the pop-up row
          • Repeat: do the same with the 3rd section's Footer


      1.3 Insert Page Numbers

      Insert the page numbers to the 2nd and 3rd Sections.
      Note, if you already have page numbers in your document, you should delete the page number from the Title page.

        • in Word 2007 - 2013:
          • Navigate: click the cursor in the Footer of the 2nd section
          • Insert page number: Design tab >> Header & Footer group >> Page Number icon >> Bottom of Page >> select centered location (i.e. Plain Number 2)
          • Format page number:Design tab >> Header & Footer group >> Page Number icon >> Format Page Numbers >>
            Set Number format to lower case roman numbers (i, ii, iii); Set Page number start at 1.
          • Repeat: do the same with the 3rd section, but set page number format to Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3)
        • in Word 2003:
          • Navigate: click the cursor in the Footer of the 2nd section
          • Insert formatted page numbers: Insert menu >> Page numbers... >> Position: Bottom of the page; Format: select lower case roman numbers (i, ii, iii); set Page number start at 1
          • Repeat: do the same with the 3rd section, but set page number format to Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3)

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