Captions should appear at the bottom of any figures.
If the figure takes up the entire page, the caption should be placed alone on the preceding page, centered vertically and horizontally within the margins. When a figure or table title is on a preceding page, the second and subsequent pages of the figure or table should say, for example, “Figure 5 (Continued).” In such an instance, the list of figures or tables will list the page number containing the title.
In addition to the student's own writing, dissertations often contain third-party content, or in-copyright content owned by parties other than you, the student who authored the dissertation.
The Office for Scholarly Communication recommends consulting the information below about fair use, which allows individuals to use in-copyright content, on a limited basis and for specific purposes, without seeking permission from copyright holders.
If you are converting to PDF using Acrobat Professional (instructions courtesy of the Graduate Thesis Office at Iowa State University): The font used in the body of the text must also be used in headers, page numbers, and footnotes.
Exceptions are made only for tables and figures created with different software and inserted into the document.The word “figure” should be written in full (not abbreviated), and the “F” should be capitalized (e.g., Figure 5).In instances where the caption continues on a second page, the “(Continued)” notation should appear on the second and any subsequent page.Page numbers must be centered throughout the manuscript at top or bottom.Every numbered page must be consecutively ordered, including tables, graphs, illustrations, and bibliography/index (if included); letter suffixes (such as 10a, 10b, etc.) are not allowed.If a table or a figure is alone on a page (with no narrative), it should be centered within the margins on the page.Tables may take up more than one page as long as they obey all rules about margins.The language of the dissertation is ordinarily English, although some departments whose subject matter involves foreign languages may accept a dissertation written in a language other than English. All dissertations should be divided into appropriate sections, and long dissertations may need chapters, main divisions, and subdivisions.8½ x 11 inches, unless a musical score is included. Fonts must be embedded in the PDF file to ensure all characters display correctly.Because your dissertation will be made available for online distribution through DASH, Harvard's open-access repository, it is important that any third-party content in it may be made available in this way.Fair use is a provision in copyright law that allows the use of a certain amount of copyrighted material without seeking permission. This means fair use may apply to images (including photographs, illustrations, and paintings), quoting at length from literature, videos, and music regardless of the format.