When writing a Master's Thesis, how do I format my pagination properly?How can I start the numbers on page 2 rather than page 1; and, how can I do this when combining my chapters from different...

When writing a Master's Thesis, how do I format my pagination properly?

How can I start the numbers on page 2 rather than page 1; and, how can I do this when combining my chapters from different documents?

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How to paginate a word processing document depends on the word processor you are using. If you are using Microsoft Word, you can find much useful information by clicking on the help button, shown as a question mark on your screen when you have the program open.

There are two ways to paginate your thesis correctly.

1. Create a new file called something like "Final version". Copy all the chapters into it (use select all – copy – then  paste into the new document). Use the [enter] key to create a blank page 1 at the beginning. Print the thesis.

2. To paginate a file in Word you select "insert page number". At the bottom of the pop-up window, there is a "format" option. Click "format". A new window will pop up that gives you the option of manually selecting the number at which to start your pagination.

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