how to make references in word
- Type% APPDATA% into the Start menu search box
- C lick on to the folder Roaming > Microsoft > Bibliography
- The references are saved in the XML file Sources
References in Word are stored on your computer’s hard disk. If you want to work with them on another computer, follow these steps to find the file:
When you refer to a particular figure in your document, rather than typing in “Figure 2”, you can use a cross-reference, so if the figure number changes, the in-text reference will also change. This will also work to reference page numbers of headings and so on.
- Put your cursor where you want the reference to be. On the References Ribbon, in the CaptionsGroup, click the Cross-reference () icon.
- Select the type of item you are referencing from the Reference type pulldown.
- For figures, select Only Label and Number from the Insert reference to: pulldown, unless you want the entire caption to appear in the text.
- Select the item you want to reference from the For which caption: section.
- Click Insert and close the Cross-reference dialog box.
A frequently-asked EndNote question is: “I already have my references in a bibliography that I typed in Word. Can I transfer these references to EndNote?”
Generally speaking, there is no easy way of transferring a bibliography in a Word document into EndNote. As one EndNote user puts it: “it’s very difficult to import ‘human-readable’ typed references into EndNote because there are no tags to show which parts of the reference should go into the individual ‘slots’ of an endnote record.”
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Alternatively, you can remove the Endnote coding from your Word document by doing the following:
Copy your references list into a plain text file, and save it with a .txt extension. Make sure that you have exactly one reference on each line (i.e. no new lines or line breaks in the middle of a reference); or make sure each reference is separated by a blank line.
Have a go with the text2bib tool. (You’ll need to create a free account on the page to start using it.)
- Open the manuscript in Word.
- Click the EndNote tab.
- Choose Export Traveling Library under the Export Reference tab. EndNote will ask whether you want to import to a new library or an existing library.
- Click OK, and the references in the manuscript will be automatically imported into the desired EndNote Library.
Yes, you can use the Export Travel Library command as long as the references originally came from either an EndNote desktop or an EndNote Web library, the field codes are still present, and you are using Microsoft Word with EndNote.