Field codes: TA (Table of Authorities Entry) field

The TA (Table of Authorities Entry) field defines the text and page number for a table of authorities (table of authorities: A list of the references in a legal document, such as references to cases, statutes, and rules, along with the numbers of the pages the references appear on.) entry.

 Note   The TA field is formatted as hidden text (hidden text: Character formatting that allows you to show or hide specified text. Microsoft Word indicates hidden text by underlining it with a dotted line.) and displays no result in the document. To view this field, on the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide.

Security  Because content that is formatted as hidden text can easily be made visible, do not use hidden text formatting to keep sensitive information private.

Syntax

When you view the TA field in your document, the syntax looks like this:

{ TA [Switches ] }

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Instructions

To add a table of authorities entry to selected text, click Mark Citation in the Table of Authorities group on the References tab, and then click Mark.

Switches

\b

Applies bold formatting to the page number for the entry. The field { TA "Low v. Miller" \b } displays the entry as "Low v. Miller.........23" in the table of authorities. If the Table of Authorities style (style: A combination of formatting characteristics, such as font, font size, and indentation, that you name and store as a set. When you apply a style, all of the formatting instructions in that style are applied at one time.) for the entry already has bold formatting, the \b switch removes it.

\c "Category"

Specifies the entry category, which is a number that corresponds to the order of categories in the Category box in the Mark Citation dialog box. (To open the dialog box, click Mark Citation in the Table of Authorities group on the References tab.)

The number determines how citations are grouped in tables of authorities. The field { TA \l "Hotels v. Leisure Time" \c 2 } is included only in the table of authorities inserted by the field { TOA \c 2 }, where "2" corresponds to "Statutes". If you omit the \c switch, category 1 ("Cases") is the default.

\i

Makes the entry's page number italic. The field { TA "Low v. Miller" \i } displays the entry as "Low v. Miller.........23 " in the table of authorities. The switch removes the italic formatting if the Table of Authorities style for the entry is italic.

\l "Long"

Defines the long citation for the entry in the table of authorities. This citation is from the Long citation box in the Mark Citation dialog box. (To open the dialog box, click Mark Citation in the Table of Authorities group on the References tab.)

\r Bookmark

Inserts as the entry's page number the range of pages marked by the specified bookmark (bookmark: A location or selection of text in a file that you name for reference purposes. Bookmarks identify a location within your file that you can later refer or link to.). The field { TA \l "Hotels Corporation v. Herder Assoc. 483 F.2d 247 (3d Cir. 1990)" \r hotelsvherder } displays the entry's page number in the format "20–25" in the table of authorities.

\s "Short"

Defines the abbreviated form of the entry; this citation is from the Short citation box in the Mark Citation dialog box. (To open the dialog box, click Mark Citation in the Table of Authorities group on the References tab.)

Example

The field { TA \l "Barber v. Alboni, 58 Wn. 2d 243 (1961)" \s "Barber v. Alboni" \c 1 \b } creates the following entry in the "Cases" category of a table of authorities:

Barber v. Alboni, 58 Wn. 2d 243 (1961) 5,6

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007