Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Generating a Table of Authorities.

Generating a Table of Authorities

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 11, 2016)

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Adding a table of authorities to your document is a two-step process. First you need to mark all the citations within your document, and then you need to actually compile or generate the table. Once you have marked all the citations, you can generate the table of authorities by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the table of authorities inserted.
  2. Display the References tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the Insert Table of Authorities tool in the Table of Authorities group. Word displays the Table of Authorities dialog box. (The Table of Authorities tab should be selected automatically.) (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Table of Authorities tab of the Table of Authorities dialog box.

  5. Pick a style in the Formats list. (If you pick the From Template choice, only the table of authorities main head is affected. It relies on the TOA Heading style.)
  6. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (6105) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Generating a Table of Authorities.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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