The TSU dissertation template uses four heading levels, while the GSEP (Pepperdine) template uses three, as mandated by that school. These templates reflect the formatting requirements of these schools, including unconventional page numbering and margins for the TSU template. The generic template is based on fairly standard requirements, which are likely similar to your school's formatting guidelines. Formatting glitches may occur with transfer to your software, which may differ from the version of Microsoft Word that these were created on. Still, the formatting elements that do transfer could give you a head start, saving you hours of busywork. The table of contents is set to auto-update, and you can use the paintbrush tool to transfer the same format to new headings.
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