Working with Word 2013: how to create a table of contents

First you need to give your document some headings. Then highlight and apply a style to your headings from the Styles group on the HOME tab.  

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Inserting a table of contents (TOC):

  1. Make sure your cursor is at the start of your document.
  2. Open up the REFERENCES tab and click on the drop down arrow in Table of Contents.
  3. Select a style or go to Custom Table of Contents for more options.

Editing the table of contents:

Click anywhere in your table of contents; your TOC will appear with a border around it. There will also be an options tab at the top:

  • Click on the down arrow in Table of Contents. This will allow you to change the style or delete the TOC altogether.
  • Click on Update Table to automatically update your TOC with content that has been added to your work after the insertion of the table of contents.

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Any questions, come and speak to us!

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Working with Word 2013: activating the Navigation Pane

Activating the Navigation Pane

This option is useful when working with long documents as you may not always remember where a specific section is. First you need to give your document some headings.

  • Highlight and apply a style to your headings from the Styles group on the HOME tab.
  • Then go to VIEW (second last tab in Word 2013) and tick the Navigation Pane box in the Show group.
  • Navigate to a section by clicking on it in the Navigation Pane.

Working with Word 2013: numbering pages differently in different sections

Inserting Roman numerals into the first section of your document and Arabic numerals into subsequent ones.

To make this work you need to split your document into two different sections, otherwise Word will apply one sequence of page numbers to the entire document. The process involves opening up the Header & Footer menu. This is where you normally go to add page numbers to your document.

  • Place your cursor right at the start of the second section (or the section with the main body of your text).
  • Go to PAGE LAYOUT and in the Page Setup menu, click on the drop down arrow for Breaks. Choose Next Page. starting-pic

If you want to see how this looks ‘behind the scenes’ click on the HOME tab at the start of the ribbon and click on the paragraph sign  under the Paragraph menu.

  • The document is now divided into two sections.
  • Still on the same page, double click at the top. This action opens up the DESIGN tab which, amongst other things, allows you to add page numbers in the header or footer of your document.
  • In the Navigation menu (still in DESIGN) the tab Link to Previous (=section) appears as active. Click on it to break the link with the previous section.
  • Go to the Header & Footer menu. Click on the drop down arrow for Page Number. Choose the style and location where you want your numbers to appear. design-tab
  • Not done yet! Word recognizes that the page you are on the xth page of your document and it gives it the relevant number. Without closing the DESIGN tab, go back to Page Number in Header & Footer and this time choose Format Page Numbers.  Select Start at: and type number 1 into the box (or whichever page number you want the main section of your text to start at). Click on OKstart-at
  • Scroll up and down to see how your page numbers look. Close the Header & Footer menu using the red x at the far right.

Now the Roman numerals…

  • Back to the first section of your document. (Press Ctrl and Home to be taken to the top.) Double click at the top of your document to bring up the Header & Footer.
  • Go to Page Number in the Header & Footer menu and click on the drop down arrow for Page Number. Again, choose the location where you want your numbers to appear and choose Roman style. If this is not immediately obvious, apply Arabic numbers then go back to Format; from there you can choose the Roman style. Select Start at: i and click on OKroman
  • Close Header & Footer. Well done!

Print one item from your printing queue

Copying, printing and scanning is available in all libraries. Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) across the University allow you to print, scan and photocopy documents.

To send a job to the printer (MFD):

  1. open the document you wish to print and click on the FILE tab on the far left of the ribbon and
  2. choose Print to bring up the print menu.

Click Print

From the drop-down arrow, make sure to choose MFD-PULL-BW if you are printing in black and white, and MFD-PULL-COLOUR if you are printing in colour.

MFD choices

Click here to see printing charges.  The printer network allows you to send jobs from any classroom PC and retrieve them from any MFD printer on campus. You don’t have to necessarily print in the site where you sent the job from!

Retrieving the job(s) from the printer

In Taylor, there are 4 MFDs on floor 1, located opposite the Issue Desk. Once you have sent your document(s) for printing, login to the MFD by scanning your card on the reader. You can also tap the screen and enter your University username and password manually.  Tap the Pull Print icon. Your name and print credit will appear on the top left, just above the list of jobs you have sent for printing.

Print All
You can either ‘Print all’ from the top right, in which case the MFD will start printing all jobs in reverse order (the last one sent will be printed first),

Highlight and choose

 

 

or, you can highlight one at a time and choose ‘Print’.

 

 

You can use the same method to Delete or see information about individual print jobs. Just highlight and chose the desired action. Every time you print a title it disappears from your list. You can log off and come back to your printing later as jobs stay in the queue for four days.

When you are finished, go Back and Logout. Remember to top up your printing budget if you have more printing coming up! For more information on paying for printing click here.

Sending print jobs from your laptop and mobile device

  • Find information on how to configure your personal device to the printing network here. This is a one-time setting and you won’t have to repeat it every time you send jobs from your laptop!
  • Also see the guide about printing from a mobile device when working on the move. WebPrint allows you to send jobs from your phone or tablet and collect from a networked MFD/printer.

We also have a podcast on using the MFDs in Taylor. You will find it under the My Zone tab on the Library website.

New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe are delighted to introduce a new service to help you make the most of the resources and services at Taylor Library. The ‘Tip of the Day’ service will be launched before the start of the next exam period.

From the middle of April, we will deliver useful tips to you regarding:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.

 

Taylor Library& EDC Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline: help and support

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Did you know that HeinOnline has a very useful Help & Support web page?

There are links to:

  • Training Guides
  • Videos and Webinars
  • Library [collection] specific support
  • FAQs

Their latest video shows you how to a print PDF file. They plan to add at least two new videos every month, and each one will be between two and four minutes in length.

If you need more help with using HeinOnline why don’t you take a look?

Elaine Shallcross
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

Law essays and dissertations: citing resources with OSCOLA

The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is a system of legal citation that has been adopted by most law schools in the United Kingdom, including the University of Aberdeen’s School of Law.

If you are unsure about how to cite primary sources or struggle referencing electronic vs paper journals, there are several guides available online to help you:

OSCOLA (4th edn., Hart, 2012). A comprehensive guide to citing authorities, legislation, and other legal materials. A hard copy of the manual can be found in the reference section at the Taylor Library issue desk.
OSCOLA 2006: Citing International Law. OSCOLA (4th edn.) does not cover International Law.
• Library’s Quick Guide to OSCOLA. Contains examples of some of the most commonly cited legal sources.

If you prefer to use software to generate citations you may want to investigate EndNote or Citavi reference management packages that can support the OSCOLA referencing style. Please note that OSCOLA is not supported by RefWorks.

And remember, you can always email Elaine Shallcross or Nicola Will if you have a question or come and see us at the Taylor Library in person!

 

  Eleni Borompoka
  Senior Information Assistant
  Taylor Library and EDC
  eleni.boro@abdn.ac.uk