Table of Authorities

When creating references for a document in Word, you may want them listed in a table of authorities so you can view where the citations occur. Word provides a handy citation manager that makes creating a table of authorities a snap. Use the following articles to access it and create a table of authorities easily in Word.

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   Chapter Numbers in Indexes and TOAs
Word allows you to define prefixes for page numbers. These are often used for chapter or section numbers in a large document. Getting these prefixes to appear in all the places you want them can, at times, be tricky. This tip provides a step-by-step way to make sure they are included.

   Creating a Table of Authorities
In legal documents a table of authorities is a common element. Creating the table is easy to do if you apply the techniques in this tip.

   Creating Categories for Your Table of Authorities
A table of authorities is normally divided into separate sections based on categories you define. Here's how to create your own table categories.

   Ensuring Proper Page Numbers for a Table of Authorities
Automatically create a Table of Authorities entry in your document, and Word might place the necessary field at the wrong place. This tip describes the problem and discusses some ways around the problem.

   Generating a Table of Authorities
With the entries for your table of authorities marked throughout your document, you are ready to actually generate the table. Here's how to put it just where you want it to appear.

   Getting Rid of All TA Fields
The first step in creating a table of authorities is to mark citations throughout your document. If you want to get rid of all the markings, you can do so by following the steps in this tip.

   Using Dot Leaders in Special Tables
Adding dot leaders before page numbers in a table of contents or table of authorities can make the finished table look professional. Here's how to make sure that your special tables have the dot leaders you desire.

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