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List of Tables

Module by: John R. Slate, Ana Rojas-LeBouef. E-mail the authors

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This chapter is published by NCPEA Press and is presented as an NCPEA/Connexions publication as a "print on demand book." Each chapter has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and endorsed by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of education administration.

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  • John R. Slate is a Professor at Sam Houston State University where he teaches Basic and Advanced Statistics courses, as well as professional writing, to doctoral students in Educational Leadership and Counseling. His research interests lie in the use of educational databases, both state and national, to reform school practices. To date, he has chaired and/or served over 100 doctoral student dissertation committees. Recently, Dr. Slate created a website (Writing and Statistical Help) to assist students and faculty with both statistical assistance and in editing/writing their dissertations/theses and manuscripts.
  • Ana Rojas-LeBouef is a Literacy Specialist at the Reading Center at Sam Houston State University where she teaches developmental reading courses. Dr. LeBoeuf recently completed her doctoral degree in Reading, where she conducted a 16-year analysis of Texas statewide data regarding the achievement gap. Her research interests lie in examining the inequities in achievement among ethnic groups. Dr. Rojas-LeBouef also assists students and faculty in their writing and statistical needs on the Writing and Statistical Help website.

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  • Theodore B. Creighton, is a Professor at Virginia Tech and the Publications Director for NCPEA Publications, the Founding Editor of Education Leadership Review, and the Senior Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project.
  • Brad E. Bizzell, is a recent graduate of the Virginia Tech Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and is a School Improvement Coordinator for the Virginia Tech Training and Technical Assistance Center. In addition, Dr. Bizzell serves as an Assistant Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project in charge of technical formatting and design.
  • Janet Tareilo, is a Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and serves as the Assistant Director of NCPEA Publications. Dr. Tareilo also serves as an Assistant Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project and as a editor and reviewer for several national and international journals in educational leadership.

In this set of steps and screenshots, readers are provided with directions on creating a List of Tables for a dissertation or a thesis. This set of steps and screenshots will guide you toward manually inserting the List of Tables in a document, without the use of the insert “Table of Contents” feature that is present in the References area of Windows. We encourage you to use the manual List of Tables because they are straightforward and uncomplicated. When creating a List of Tables for a dissertation or for a thesis, particular guidelines must be followed that differ by university and which may differ from Word’s pre-made List of Tables. At the university where we work, students are discouraged from using the automatic table of contents or list of tables due to the difficulties it creates when the document is sent to press.

Step One

First open a word document (Microsoft Word or other)

  • * Be sure to check the margins that are specified for your dissertation or thesis
  • √ First, type in all caps "LIST OF TABLES"
  • √ Make sure that the title is centered and your page is double spaced

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  • √ Enter
  • √ Type in “TABLE” in all caps

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  • * Hit the tab key
  • * Type the work "PAGE" in all caps
  • * Highlight both words

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  • * Go to Home
  • * Paragraph
  • * Click on Paragraph dialog box

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  • * Click on Tabs…

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  • * In Tab stop position: enter 6
  • * In Alignment: click on Left
  • *In Leader: 1None
  • * In Alignment: click on Left
  • * In Alignment: click on Left
  • * Click on OK

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* Your List of Tables should resemble the following:

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Step Two

The headings in your List of Tables should be consistent with the headings in your dissertation or thesis.

The following is an example of a standard format for a dissertation.

  • √ Insert the title of each section of your dissertation and its page number
  • √ Make sure your paragraph is align text left

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  • * Insert the table number
  • * Hit the tab key
  • * Insert the title or heading
  • * Hit the tab key
  • * Type the page number

*** Continue to insert your headings and page numbers until your page resembles the following:

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  • √ Highlight the table number, chapter titles, and page numbers
  • * Go to Home
  • * Paragraph
  • * Click on Paragraph dialog box

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** A Paragraph box will appear

  • * Click “Tabs…”

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****** You must put in 3 different tab stop positions, alignments, leaders and set before entering

* First *

  • * In Tab stop position: enter 0.25
  • * In Alignment: click on Left
  • * In Leader: 1None
  • * Then enter: Set

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*Second *

  • * In Tab stop position: enter 0.5
  • * In Alignment: click on Left
  • * In Leader: 1None
  • * Then enter: Set

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* Third *

  • * In Tab stop position: enter 6
  • * In Alignment: click on Right
  • * In Leader: 2.......
  • * Then enter: Set

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  • * Then OK

*** Your List of Tables should resemble the following:

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* Repeat for each individual table and page number

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