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Line Spacing (General Formatting)

The majority of your paper should be double-spaced. There are sections, however, that can and/or should be single-spaced.

Should be Double-Spaced
  Dedication, Acknowledgments, Body of Manuscript
Should be Single-Spaced, but have Double-Spacing between Elements
  Title Page, Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, Footnotes
Can be Single-Spaced
  Figure Legends, Tables, Lists, Graphs, Bibliographic References, Appendices, Lists in the Appendices


Manual Double-Spacing

For the sections that should be single-spaced, you will be adding a manual double-space in some areas by hitting the enter/return key. These extra spaces are needed in the ETD Title on the Title Page; between 1st Order Headings in the Table of Contents; and between entries in the List of Tables, List of Figures, and, if desired, in your References.

Don't worry if this all seems complicated - in the Section-Specific Formatting sections, we note the line spacing needed for each section.