What is the use of Reference Tab in Microsoft Word?

Reference Tab in Microsoft Word

Reference tab

Reference Tab in Microsoft Word is use to create the table of contents, images caption, cross –references, footnotes, citation & bibliography etc. The ribbon of Reference Tab in Microsoft Word is divided into multiple sections with the name Table of Contents, Footnotes, Citations & Bibliography, Captions, Index and Table of Authorities. The detailed explanation about Reference Tab in Microsoft Word is given below.

Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents – This option is use to create the table of contents for any book or magazine.
  • Add Text – This option is use to add the current paragraph or heading as an entry in the table of contents.
  • Update Table – This option is use to update the table of contents, if document modified of update.
Footnotes
  • Insert Footnote (alt + ctrl + f) – This option is use to add footnote to the current page of the document to write current page details.
  • Insert Endnote (alt + ctrl +d) – This option is use to add endnote to the last page of the document to write document details.
  • Next Footnote – This option is use to navigate the next footnote in the document, if two or more footnote inserted.
  • Show Notes – By this option user can show all the notes inserted in the document.
Citation & Bibliography
  • Insert Citation – This option is use to cite the document or a book by adding journal article, or a piece of information from other source and provide credit to main source.
  • Manage Source – This option is use to view the list of all cited source in the document.
  • Style – Use to choose the style of citation.
  • Bibliography – This option is use to add a bibliography, which lists all the cited source in the document.
Captions
  • Insert Caption – This option is use to add a caption for any object or image. A caption is a line that appear bellow of an object to describe it.
  • Insert table of Figure – This option is use to insert table of figure for the images or objects. A table of figure look like a list with caption names.
  • Update Table – This option is use to update the table of figure to include all of the new entries in the document.
  • Cross-reference – It is the hyperlinked based option that refers to an items created with headings, figures, bookmarks etc. By creating a cross-reference user can jump that location where information is present.
Index
  • Mark Entry (alt + shift + x) – This option is use to mark the selected text to include marked entry in the index of the document.
  • Insert index – An index is a list of keywords found in the document along with the page numbers. This option inserts the index of marked entry in the document.
  • Update Index – This option is use to update the index, so that all the entries of index refers to the correct pages.
Table of Authorities
  • Mark Citation (alt + shift + i) – This option is use to add the selected text as an entry in the table of authorities.
  • Insert Table of Authorities – A table of authorities is lists of the cases, statutes and other authorities cited in the document. This option is use to insert the table of authorities in the document.
  • Update Table – This option is use to update the table of authorities to include all the citations in the document.
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