Incorrectly formatted documents require a lot of student and administrative time, as they must be evaluated by the ETD Coordinator, sent back to the student, then re-evaluated. Most theses and dissertations range from 30-300 pages, so it’s important that the formatting rules are followed.
Start with the information on this page. I also suggest having a look at the Common Edits Checklist and your reviewed ETD manuscript. The Common Edits Checklist is the same checklist that is used to evaluate your draft and the final version of your manuscript.