List of Figures

List of Figures    

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The List of Figures is similar to a Table of Contents, in that it identifies all of the figures and their page numbers. If your thesis/dissertation contains one or more figures, a List of Figures is required. 

Setting Up Tabs
  1. Create the "List of Figures" heading (2" from the top of the page, styled as a 1st level heading).
  2. Set page spacing to single-spaced.
  3. Click on the bottom right of the Paragraph tab to open the Paragraph Settings window.
  4. Click on the Tabs button at the bottom left of the window.
  5. Set the first tab to 0.75" (Align LEFT; Leader NONE).
  6. Set a final indent to 6.5" (Align RIGHT; Leader DOTTED - if you want to have a dotted leader line).
  7. Click Save on the Tabs window and then close the Paragraph settings window.
  8. Click and move the right indent to 6.0" so that any long headers will wrap to the next line.


General Formatting

  • Line Spacing: Single-spaced (with single-spaced line added before all new figure listings)
  • Page Number: Lowercase Roman numeral (continued from previous section)
Section Heading Formatting
  • All 1st-order headings must be 2" from the top edge of the page and must be styled consistently.
Content Formatting
  • All figure titles must match verbatim (word-for-word) to those used in the body of manuscript. (Include only the first sentence of each figure caption.)
  • All figures are numbered consecutively using a consistent style.
  • Titles should break 0.5" before the right margin to prevent overcrowding of page numbers.
  • The "Figure #" should be against the left margin while the name/title/caption of the figure should be indented either 0.75" or 1". All lines of the caption must be indented the same. See the example above for help.
  • All page numbers associated with figure titles must correspond to the correct location in the body of the manuscript.
  • All page numbers must be right-aligned with the 1" right margin.
  • Figures from the Appendices section are listed using Arabic numbers that are different from those in the body. (i.e.: Figure 1A, Figure 2A, or Figure A1,Figure A2, etc.)