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Make friends with the References tab in Word

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If your reports require special notation like footnotes, captions, cross-references and indexes, you’ll want to become familiar with the References tab in Word. So many otherwise experienced users tackle these requirements manually, causing hours and hours of squinting, typing, resizing, repositioning, and sometimes surrender. And, if you only use these devices infrequently, it’s hard to remember just how you got it to look perfect. Let’s look at a few of these tools.

Footnotes

Depending on when you were in school, you may remember the nightmare of positioning footnotes on a typed page. While it’s a little easier to do this on a computer, without this tool, it can take too long. Here’s how this works. Highlight the text in your document that requires a footnote. Then, click the Insert Footnote button. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F. This places a superscript number after your text and draws a separator line near th...(register to read more)

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