Refworks Bibliography Word Art

Change font in your current document

To change the font in the document you are currently working on, locate the Styles section in the Home tab of the ribbon at the top. Hold the Control key and click the Normal style, then select Modify... from the drop-down menu.

A new window will appear. Use the Formatting section to make any changes you need. Any changes you make to the Normal style will affect the formatting of your in-text citations. Some common changes include font, size, and line spacing. In this example, we have simply changed the font to Times New Roman and the size to 12pt. You can also use the drop-down menu in the bottom left corner marked Format to make more advanced changes if needed. When you are finished, click OK.

Now, you will also need to modify the Normal (Web) style in order to change the formatting of your bibliography. The instructions for this are a little bit different. First, click the icon indicated in the screenshot to open the Styles toolbox. Alternatively, you can open this by going to View > Styles.

Next, place your cursor anywhere in your bibliography. You should see the Current style of selected text in the Styles toolbox change to say Normal (Web). Click on this, then select Modify Style... from the drop-down menu.

You should now see the familiar Modify Style window that you saw before. Make any changes you desire, then click OK. You will notice that any changes you made to these styles should take effect in your document immediately.

Change font for all future documents created in Word

If you want to change the default font for every future document you create in Word, repeat the steps above. When you are in the Modify Style window, check the Add to template box before pressing OK. Make sure you do this for both the Normal and Normal (Web) styles. This will save the changes you've specified to Word's default template file.

It is fairly common for citations to be incomplete (lacking a field that a given citation style expects) or simply missing required punctuation. Check over the BibTeX file before importing citations into RefWorks. If you find an incorrectly formatted reference, it is usually simpler to correct errors in the original unformatted reference and and convert it again using MakeBib than to make the correction in the BibTeX file or in RefWorks.

For example, consider this reference in APA format:

Bolliger, D. U., Supanakorn, S., & Boggs, C. (2010). Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online learning environment Computers & Education, 55(2), 714-722.

MakeBib will incorrectly process it as a book:

@comment{ Bolliger, D. U., Supanakorn, S., & Boggs, C. (2010). Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online learning environment Computers & Education, 55(2), 714-722. } @book{bolliger2010impact, author = "Bolliger, D. U. and Supanakorn, S. and Boggs, C.", title = "Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online learning environment {Computers} & {Education}, 55(2)", publisher = "714-722", year = 2010 }

By simply adding a period between the article title and the journal title, MakeBib this time correctly processes it as a journal article.

@comment{ Bolliger, D. U., Supanakorn, S., & Boggs, C. (2010). Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online learning environment. Computers & Education, 55(2), 714-722. } @article{bolliger2010impact, author = "Bolliger, D. U. and Supanakorn, S. and Boggs, C.", title = "Impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online learning environment", journal = "Computers & Education", volume = "55", number = "2", pages = "714--722", year = 2010 }

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