Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 8: Tools for Reports and Scholarly Papers
Chapter 8: Tools for Reports
and Scholarly Papers
In This Chapter
Putting a list in alphabetical order
Working in Outline view
Collapsing and expanding headings
Creating a table of contents
Indexing and cross-referencing your work
Managing footnotes and endnotes
Putting together a bibliography
This chapter is hereby dedicated to everyone who has had to delve into
the unknown and write a report about it. Writing reports, manuals, and
scholarly papers is not easy. You have to explore uncharted territory. You
have to contemplate the ineffable. And you have to write bibliographies
and footnotes and maybe an index, too. Word cannot take you directly to
uncharted territory, but it can take some of the sting out of it.
This chapter explains how to construct an outline, handle footnotes and
endnotes, generate a table of contents, index a document, include
crossreferences in documents, and stitch together a bibliography.
Alphabetizing a List
Which comes first in an alphabetical list, “San Jose, California” or “San José,
Costa Rica”? You could research the matter on your own, delving into
various dictionaries and online references, or you could rely on the Sort button
for the answer. Follow these steps to quickly alphabetize a list:
1. Select the list.
2. On the Home page, click the Sort button.
You see the Sort Text dialog box. The Then By options are for sorting
tables; they don’t concern you, because you’re sorting a list.
3. Click OK.
That was easy.
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