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Title page of thesis

Title page

The appearance of the title page of your diploma thesis will usually be specified by your faculty or institute. Often, however, the title page of a scientific paper looks like RIGHT in the illustration. The title of the work, the university, the faculty and the institute, details about you as the author, the supervisor, etc. are given in the template for diploma theses, the title page is already included, you can use it as a template.

Please emphasize a careful design of the title page. It is the first impression that a reader gains from your work after being bound. Spelling mistakes have nothing to do!

Statutory declaration

The affidavit of your dissertation or diploma thesis is often at the end of the thesis and can contain the following text:

  • I hereby declare that I have written this diploma thesis / dissertation independently without the help of third parties and without the use of sources and aids other than those stated. All sources taken literally or analogously from the sources used are individually identified as such.
  • This work has not been submitted to any other examining authority and has not been published.
  • I am aware that a wrong statement will have legal consequences.
  • It’s best to follow the guidelines of your institute.
  • directories
  • contents

Without a table of contents your thesis or master’s thesis will not get along. Of course, you can create and design entirely oldschool by hand. For large directories, this can be a bit of a hassle, especially if the page numbers change frequently. Word makes your job easier, if you want.

To do this, format all headers accordingly with the “Heading 1”, “Heading 2” templates, and so on. Then, in “References”, click “Table of Contents” and “Insert Table of Contents”.

In the next window you can give details. How many levels should be displayed? Should page numbers be displayed? Yes, they should! Are filler characters desired?

Click on “OK” to insert the directory accordingly.

If you now right-click on the directory and go to “Update directory”, you can optionally update the entire directory (if the headings have changed) or only the page numbers.

The table of contents of your diploma thesis could then look like shown in the picture on the right. Between the numbering and the headings is a collection. Between headline and page number are dots that should keep the eye on the line. Subheadings may but do not have to be confiscated.

List of Figures and Table List

For more than 5 illustrations or tables in your scientific work, it is recommended to create a list of figures or tables, which is listed in the appendix or at the beginning of the thesis. It lists the titles of the images with corresponding page information and is designed similar to the table of contents.

Word also helps you to automatically create a mapping directory. For this you must label all illustrations accordingly. Click on the right side and in the context menu then on “label illustration”. In the following window, select the label. The default is “Figure” or “Table”, but by clicking on “New Label”, you can also set “Figure” or “Tab.” Or any other name. The name is then used later to create the directory. Click “OK” to insert the caption; You can and should supplement it with a title.

If all illustrations and tables are labeled, create the directory as follows: Click on Insert Table of Figures in the “References” and “Labels” tab. With label category, you can then choose for which label a directory should be created. Then click on “OK” to insert the directory. You can then update it like the table of contents.

Tip: Sometimes the lines for the directories are just too long, then a word goes slightly beyond the edge. After updating the directory one last time, just move the cursor in front of the word where you want to break the line and press SHIFT + ENTER; the excesses are then simply brought to the next line.