Edit or format a table of authorities entry

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When you mark 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, Microsoft Word inserts a TA (Table of Authorities Entry) field (field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.). To change a table of authorities entry, you need to modify the text in the table of authorities entry field.

  1. If you don't see the TA fields, click Show/Hide Paragraph mark Button image on the Standard toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
  2. Find the TA field for the entry that you want to modify.
  3. To edit or format a table of authorities entry, change the text inside the quotation marks.

{ TA \l "Baldwin v. Alberti, 58 Wn. 2d 243 (1961)" \s "Baldwin v. Alberti" \c 1 \b }

  1. To update the table of authorities, click to the left of the table of authorities and press F9.

 Note   Don’t modify the table of authorities entries in the finished table of authorities; otherwise, the next time you rebuild the table of authorities, your changes will be lost.

Applies to:
Word 2003