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Page Numbering (General Formatting)

Your thesis/dissertation is comprised of several different sections which require a distinct numbering format.

No Page Number
  Title Page, Dedication, Acknowledgments
Lowercase Roman Numerals (i, ii, iii, iv, etc.)
  Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, Abstract
Arabic Numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.)
  Main Body, References, Appendices
No Page Number
  About the Author (if used, list "End Page" in the Table of Contents)

To accomplish this, you may choose one of two options. You can insert section breaks in the document where the change in style happens, and then format the page numbers of each section. Check to ensure the sections are not linked so that the changes in page numbers are limited to a given section.

Alternatively, you could create 3-4 separate Word documents - one for each style of page numbering. You'd then save each as a PDF and then combine PDFs using Adobe Acrobat. A tutorial on setting up page numbers in Word can be found on the Formatting section of the ETD Resource Center website.