Most graduate schools have specific formatting rules for your final dissertation document. You should be able to find these rules on the website. Schools differ in the amount of support and resources they provide to help you achieve these formatting specifics, however.
The last thing you want to be doing when you've just finished your dissertation is wrangling MS Word to put your page numbers horizontal on a landscape page and get your list of figures to update correctly.
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I can't answer questions like "What are the guidelines for my school?" A quick search engine search with your university + graduate school + dissertation formatting should provide you with what you need. If not, find the email address for your graduate school and reach out, or ask older students or alumni.
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