Field codes: TOA (Table of Authorities) field

The TOA (Table of Authorities) field builds and inserts a table of authorities. The TOA field collects entries marked by TA (Table of Authorities Entry) fields. Microsoft Office Word inserts the TOA field when you click Insert Table of Authorities in the Table of Authorities group on the References tab.

Syntax

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

{ TOA [Switches ] }

 Note    A field code tells the field what to show. Field results are what’s shown in the document after having evaluated the field code. To toggle between viewing the field code and the field code results, press Alt+F9.

Switches

\c "Category"

Specifies the category of entries to collect in a table of authorities. A \c switch is required for each TOA field. The field { TOA \c 2 } collects only entries marked by TA fields such as { TA \l "Hotels v. Leisure Time" \c 2 }.

\b Bookmark

Collects entries only from the portion of the document 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.).

\e "Separators"

Specifies the characters (up to five) that separate a table of authorities entry and its page number. Enclose the characters in quotation marks. A tab stop (tab stop: A location on the horizontal ruler that indicates how far to indent text or where to begin a column of text.) with leader dots is used if no \e switch is specified. In the table of authorities generated by the field { TOA \e ", " } (specifying a comma and a space), entries are displayed as "Philip v. Evans, 3".

\f

Removes the formatting of the entry text in the document from the entry in the table of authorities. For example, "Herder Assoc. v. Hotels Corp. 483 F.2d 247 (3d Cir. 1990)" in the document appears as "Herder Assoc. v. Hotels Corporation 483 F.2d 247 (3d Cir. 1990)" in the table of authorities.

\g "Separators"

Specifies the characters (up to five) that separate a range of pages. Enclose the characters in quotation marks. An en dash (–) is used if you omit the \g switch. The field { TOA \g " to " } displays page ranges as "Philip v. Evans.........4 to 5" in the table of authorities.

\h

Includes the category heading for the entries in a table of authorities. The field { TOA \h \c "5" } inserts the heading "Treatises" above the table of authorities in the Treatises category.

\l

Specifies the characters (up to five) that separate multiple page references. Enclose the characters in quotation marks. If you omit the \l switch, Microsoft Word uses a comma and a space (, ). The field { TOA \l "; " } displays entries as "Philip v. Evans.........23; 45; 66" in the table of authorities.

\p

Replaces five or more different page references to the same authority with "passim"—for example, "Philip v. Evans.........passim".

\s Identifier

Includes a number, such as a case number or section (section: A portion of a document in which you set certain page formatting options. You create a new section when you want to change such properties as line numbering, number of columns, or headers and footers.) number, before the page number. The item must be numbered with a SEQ field, and Identifier must match the identifier in the SEQ field. For example, if the { SEQ cases } field is used to number cases, { TOA \s cases } displays page numbers in the format "2-14", where "2" is the case number.

\d "Separator"

Used with the \s switch, specifies the characters (up to five) that separate the sequence numbers and page numbers. Enclose the characters in quotation marks. A hyphen (-) is used if no \d switch is specified. In the table of authorities generated by { TOA \s section \d ":" }, a colon separates the section and page numbers — for example, "Philip v. Evans, VII:3."

Example

The field { TOA \e " " \h \c 1 \p \f } builds a table of authorities from category 1 with the heading "Cases."

Cases
Barber v. Alboni, 58 Wn. 2d 243 (1961) 5, 6
Contoso Corp. v. Metro. Seattle, 79 Wn. 2d 214 (1971) passim

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007