Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Deleting a Citation
You can also edit sources using the Source Manager (Figure 6-5). Select
References ➝ Manage Sources (Alt, S, M) and, in either the Master List or the
Current List, select the source you want. Click the Edit button.
The Edit Source dialog box opens. This looks just like the Create Source dialog box
(Figure 6-4), except that it has the information for this source already filled in. Make
your changes, and then click OK to update the source.
If the source appears in both the Master List and the Current List, Word shows a
dialog box asking whether you want to update both lists with the changes you just
made. Click Yes, and Word updates both lists. (If you click No, Word updates the
source info only in the list from which you selected the source.)
When you update a source using the Source Manager, Word automatically updates
all citations drawn from that source.
Tip: Maybe you created all your sources using Chicago style and then found out that your professor
requires MLA style. Don’t panic. To change the style of a document’s citations, use the References tab’s
Style drop-down menu (Alt, S, L). Select a style from the list, and Word takes care of the rest, automatically
changing all citations to the new style.
Deleting a Citation
To remove a particular citation from your document, click the citation to show its
frame (Figure 6-6). Click the tab on the frame’s left side to highlight the frame. Then
press Backspace or Delete to remove the citation from your text.
Deleting a Source
If there’s a source that you’re unlikely ever to need again, you can delete it. You do
this in the Source Manager. Open it (References ➝ Manage Sources or Alt, S, M),
select the item you want to delete, and then click the Delete button. That’s it.
Note: Deleting a source from the Current List doesn’t delete it from the Master List (or vice versa). If you
want the source to be really and truly gone, you have to delete it separately from each list.
Building a Bibliography
A document that contains citations needs a bibliography at the end to give readers
full information about the sources cited in the text. Building a bibliography would
be a daunting task if you had to type in each and every entry. But Word automates
bibliography creation for you—it does all the work, and you get all the credit.