Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Creating Categories for Your Table of Authorities.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 19, 2014)
If you are developing a long legal document, a table of authorities can be very valuable. Word allows you to divide a table of authorities into categories. For instance, you may want case citations in a different section of the table than statute citations. Word provides seven different categories you can use: cases, statutes, rules, treatises, regulations, constitutional provisions, and other authorities. If you need more than these pre-defined categories, you can create your own categories. Word allows you to define up to 16 different categories, including the seven already defined. You can define your own categories by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Edit Category dialog box.
You can now use the new category, as desired, to mark and classify citations.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13169) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Creating Categories for Your Table of Authorities.
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