Thesis/Dissertation Formatting

List of Tables


Tables in your document
  • Use Times New Roman for text in the tables.  Use size 12 where able, but 10 or 11 size may also be used to fit text within the table.  Line spacing within a table should be single-spaced.
  • All tables must be labeled above the table like Table 1: Title of Table above the table; your tables are numbered sequentially as they occur in your paper beginning with 1.
  • Tables should be placed after the paragraph where they are first mentioned.  If a table continues onto another page, type Table 1 (Continued) at the top of the next page and be sure the table headings are repeated.
  • References in your text to tables must reference a specific table and number: "As demonstrated in Table 3..." Do not use, "As demonstrated in the following table...."

List of Tables page
  • Required if there are two or more tables in your document including the appendices.
  • Type List of Tables on the top line. Be sure to label this title as a page title heading to format it properly. See Content/Chapters for more information about headings.
  • Leave the next line blank.
  • Type Page (#), tab once, type Table 1: Title of Table One.
  • If your page number is a single digit, you will need to tab twice so that all table names are aligned.
  • List each table on a new line.
  • If your title is so long it goes onto another line, indent that line to match where all table names start.

example of list of tables page

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