You should now have a document outline with a list of headings for your sections (maybe even a few sections filled in if you were feeling motivated to make a start! From here, we can move on to: A thesis requires a detailed table of contents that lists the headings and page numbers of each section.
Rather than manually scrolling through your document making notes of where everything is (and having to go back and change numbers every time you add something new or move a section) why not let Word do all the hard work?
A list of tables, a list of figures, a list of symbols, a list of abbreviations, or a glossary may be used. The title is placed 2 inches from the top edge of the page in all capital letters: LIST OF TABLES. A list of tables or a list of figures is required if there are 5 to 25 entries.
Lists with fewer than 5 entries or more than 25 are not recommended.
If a table or figure occupies more than one page, only the initial page number is listed.
If the title or caption of a table or figure appears on a part-title page preceding the table or figure, the page number in the list refers to the number of the part-title page.Chapter titles appear in all capital letters, as do titles of appendices.First-level subheadings can be headline style (the first letter of all major words capitalized) or sentence style (the first letter of the first word capitalized).Main headings are followed by a double space in the table of contents; all subheadings are single spaced.The words “Chapters” and “Appendices” are used as referents only, printed once above the list of entries.It is not permissible to create a combined list of tables and figures.In a list, the word “Table” or “Figure” should be used as referents only, printed once above the list of entries.Following a heading space, the table of contents begins.The table of contents, essentially an outline of the manuscript, lists the preliminary pages beginning with the abstract (page iii).The word “Chapter” or “Appendix” is not repeated with each entry.List of Figures / List of Tables The enumeration continues in sequence; no number appears on pages with main headings (those in all capital letters).